Watch AZPM Metro Week – Ward 1 and Ward 2 Council candidates

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Now that the City of Tucson primary is over, view these candidate interviews on AZPM Channel 6 Metro Week’s segment for September 4, 2015 : https://www.azpm.org/p/featured-news/2015/9/4/71474-metro-week-tucson-city-council-elections-candidates-in-wards-1-and-2/

Host Andrea Kelly asked the candidates about their priorities, the Sun Tran bus strike, other neighborhood issues.

Who’s running for Ward 1 Council:

Regina Romero, Democrat, incumbent 2 terms

Bill Hunt, Republican challenger

Ward 2 Council:

Paul Cunningham, Democrat, incumbent, 1 term

Kelly Lawton, Republican challenger

Next week Metro Week will be interviewing the 2 candidates in Ward 4, incumbent Democrat Shirley Scott and Republican challenger Margaret Burkholder.  Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, running unopposed will be interviewed next week as well on Channel 6.

More info/bios on Democratic candidates:  www.pimadems.org

More info/bios on Republican candidates: www.pimagop.org

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 3, 2015. Vote by mail ballots will be mailed out on Oct. 8, 2015.

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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).