Watch AZPM interviews of candidates for Pima County Attorney & Sheriff


Metro Week (AZPM Channel 6 on PBS) last night conducted a joint interview of both Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall (D) and her Green Party challenger attorney Cyndi Tuell. Incumbent LaWall is seeking her 6th term, first elected in Nov. 1996.

Also interviewed separately were appointed Democratic Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos and his Republican challenger Mark Napier, who ran for this seat 4 years ago against then-Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.  Nanos was appointed to Sheriff in July, 2015 by the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Watch these Metro Week interviews here:

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.  Early ballots go out next week (Oct. 12).

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


    • There are no term limits to Pima County Offices. Now-Congressman Raul Grijalva (D) served on Pima County Bd. of Supervisors for 14 years, District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll (R) is retiring off that board after 19 years. Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez (D) is seeking her 7th term, has a Green Party challenger this time. The longest serving public servant in Pima County (as far as I know) was retired Sheriff Clarence Dupnik (D), who was Sheriff from 1980 to 2015, 35 years.

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