Upcoming March town halls hosted by Republican Pima County Supervisors

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Republican District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll was appointed to his seat in May, 1997, elected in 1998, and re-elected  4 times  since then. Republican District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller (recently elected in Nov. 2012) will be hosting her own town halls (separately):

Thursday, March 13, 6:00 p.m. Pima County Natural Resources Headquarters 3500 W. River Road.

Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road.

Thursday, March 20, 6:00 p.m. Oro Valley Branch Library 1305 W. Naranja Drive.

Investigative Reporter Jim Nintzel at the Tucson Weekly reported this week that these two Republican Supervisors aren’t getting along (click on the hyper link to read the articles):

Ally’s Follies

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller just can’t seem to get along with her colleagues”

Miller won a 4 way Republican primary on Augsut 28, 2012 and got 37.57% of the vote, followed by businessman Mike Hellon (31.82%), former LD 26 House Rep. Vic Williams (21.4%) and businessman Stuart McDaniel (9.02%).  She then went on to defeat former LD 26 House Rep. Nancy Young Wright in the General election, 53.72% to 46.19% in District 1.

The other 3 Supervisors on the this 5 member board are Democrats — Chair Sharon Bronson, Richard Elias, and Ramon Valadez. All Supervisors are all up for re-election in 2016.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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