Ward 3 Democratic Candidates Forum at Literary Connects


Check our online Calendar for additional forums to learn more about the 3 Democrats running in the August 29 primary, for the Ward 3 Council seat.  So far three more are scheduled for August 2 (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce/Az Daily Star), Aug. 5 (Equity Forum), and Aug. 9 (Sustainable Tucson).

The Dem winner will face off with Independent Gary Watson in the General Election on Nov. 7, 2017.  There is no Republican candidate in this Ward 3 race.

Vote wisely on or before August 29, 2017.

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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).