Upcoming forums for Tucson Unified School District Governing Bd. race (updated)

7 candidates are  running for 3 seats in this race for Governing Board at Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).  3 incumbents are running for re-election: Kirstel Foster, Cam Juarez, Dr. Mark Stegeman.  Challengers are Betts Putnam-Hidalgo (ran before for a seat on this board in 2012 and 2014), Lori Riegel, Brett Rustand, Rachael Sedgwick.

List of upcoming forums in September:

September 8 — sponsored by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 6 to 8 p.m. at CareMore, 4821 N. Stone Ave.

Hispanic forum

September 14 — at Temple Emanu El, 6 to 8 p.m. 225 N. Country Club Rd.

September 29 — co-sponsored by League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson, at YWCA of Southern AZ (co-sponsor), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 525 N. Bonita Ave.



I will update this post with more information, when/if there are more forums in September and October.  More details will be on our image Calendar.

UPDATE: 4th TUSD candidate’s forum: Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. Palo Verde HS, 1302 S. Avenida Vega, hosted by Dietz Neighborhood Assn.  5th debate on October 13, 5:30 p.m. at Capilla de Guadalupe in South Tucson.

My previous post about the 7 candidates seeking a seat on this school board:


Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.  These are volunteer, nonpartisan seats on the 5 member TUSD Governing Board.

9 responses to “Upcoming forums for Tucson Unified School District Governing Bd. race (updated)

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Videos of the first four TUSD candidate forums online via blogger Three Sonorans: http://threesonorans.com/2016/10/06/watch-all-4-tusd-candidate-forums-complete-and-unedited-here/. I only attended the first two.

  2. Carolyn Classen

    Another October TUSD candidate forum on Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m. at Capilla de Guadalupe for South Tucson residents/voters. See our Calendar for details.

  3. Carolyn Classen

    Update: 4th candidate forum set for Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. at Palo Verde HS, 1302 S. Avenida Vega. All candidates invited. Hosted by Dietz Neighborhood Assn.

  4. Carolyn Classen

    Recent article about two incumbents (Kristel Foster & Cam Juarez) of the TUSD Governing Board campaign contributions (returned): http://tucson.com/news/local/education/tusd-school-board-campaign-contributions-raise-red-flags/article_a89773ad-ff91-569f-84bd-b9543e92f343.html. Both of these candidates were endorsed by the Tucson Education Association (TEA).

  5. Carolyn Classen

    Unedited video of last night’s forum sponsored by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, credit to blogger DA Morales (aka Three Sonorans): http://threesonorans.com/2016/09/09/tusd-candidate-forum-9-8-16-video/

  6. Thanks Carolyn–I’m sure I speak for many when I say that I really appreciate your attention to this race!

    • Carolyn Classen

      Sure thing Betts. I usually cover the TUSD Governing Bd. race, although our son graduated from UHS years ago. Good luck in this campaign.

  7. Michael Wautier

    Please keep me updated on dates and times for upcoming forums for TUSD.