Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Tucson City Council Candidates

Here they are, the Democratic Challengers for Tucson City Council for 2005.

Ward 3 Ward 6
Karen Uhlich
Karen Uhlich
Steve Farley
Steve Farley
Nina Trasoff
Nina Trasoff
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Steve and Nina will face off in the Democratic primary contest on September 7th, 2005. The winner will face Fred Ronstadt for the Ward 6 seat in the general election on November 2nd.

Karen is hoping to unseat Kathleen Dunbar in Ward 3.

Steve Leal is, so far, running unopposed in either the primary or general in Ward 5.

All the Democratic candidates and the incumbent running this year are funded by Tucson's own public campaign finance law. All the Republican incumbents running this year have repudiated the system, and are busily promising rich folk all over the state the moon and the stars to finance their campaigns.

I think all of the Democratic candidates are good people with progressive views and strong records of leadership and good judgement. Any and all of them deserve our support.

It is somewhat disappointing that progressive Democrats will have to choose between Steve and Nina; much better if we could have them both on the Council.

I encourage people to contact the campaigns and decide where you can make a difference. This year we have the opportunity to unseat two Republicans on the Council, and if we fail to do so, we haven't anyone to blame but ourselves (as opposed to 118K Buckeye State residents...).

Get Crackin'!


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