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Arizona Legislature Should Expel Insurrectionist — as Oregon Just Did

Oregan Republican Rep. Mike Nearman opens a door to let rioters into the Capitol on January 6. The Oregon State Legislature, in a bipartisan 59 to 1 vote, just voted to expel one of its members for helping to plan an armed attack on that state's capitol. The only person voting against the measure was Mike Nearman, the state legislator accused of helping to orchestrate the attack. Travel to Arizona and the State Legislature here can not get its act together in a bipartisan way to expel Legislative District (LD) 11, Representative Mark Finchem, even as more video [...]

By |2021-06-12T13:07:07-07:00June 12th, 2021|Arizona|

LD2 Representative Daniel Hernandez Aims for Congress in Tucson’s CD2

Arizona Representative Daniel Hernandez (D-LD2) states he has always wanted to help people since he was a small child. First, he wanted to help people by training in the medical profession. Later, the influence of former House Representative Gabby Giffords steered him toward assisting others through public service. Since 2017, Hernandez has served the people of LD2 Two and Grand Canyon State as a member of the Arizona House. In that time, he has supported and voted for measures to: Support democracy and the right to vote. Provide gun-free safety zones in schools. Safeguard water safety. Fund childcare services. Protect and increase rights [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:43:09-07:00June 9th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds, US Cpngress|

Mark Finchem Has a Lot of Explaining to Do About January 6

Do you know where your Arizona state representative was on January 6, 2021, when Trumpist domestic terrorists attempted an insurrection and stormed the Nation’s Capitol? The people who reside in LD 11 may be surprised to know that one of their state representatives, Mark Finchem apparently was closer to the attack than he professed to be at the time. Recent reporting by Jerold MacDonald-Evoy of the Arizona Mirror has relayed that footage obtained on social media showed the LD 11 State Representative and aspiring Secretary of State Candidate (God help us all) was steps away from the East Capitol pathway leading up to [...]

Andres Portela Aims to be a New Progressive Voice to the Tucson City Council

If elected to serve on Ward Six of the Tucson City Council, Andres Portela pledges "To give voice and power to those who have been neglected by the status quo because this is our home!" Furthermore, he envisions: "With housing becoming increasingly unaffordable and neighborhoods being left out of important discussions; we can't keep waiting on progressive changes from nonprogressive leadership. It's time for all of us to act!" Only 27, Mr. Portela has already served on various community and civic organizations including the City of Tucson, and as a Congressional Aide to Representative Ron Barber. Andres Portela with [...]

By |2021-05-29T20:18:50-07:00May 28th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds|

Councilman Steve Kozachik Seeks to Continue to Serve the People of Ward Six

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik wants to: Make your drinking water safe. Regulate the construction of 5G networks throughout Tucson. Protect historical buildings and small businesses on the Sunshine Mile Corridor. Expand the city recycling program and use the byproducts as tools in construction and landscaping. Serving Ward Six since 2009, Councilman Kozachik wants to continue to advocate for the people and defend their quality of life by winning reelection to the Tucson City Council. Councilman Kozachik took the time to discuss his candidacy for reelection. The questions and his responses are below. 1) Please tell the readers two reasons you [...]

By |2021-05-27T20:35:02-07:00May 25th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds|

Juan Padrés Wants to Bring a New Direction to the Tucson City Council

Fighting Poverty. Expanding Affordable Housing. Fostering Economic Development. Improving Transportation Infrastructure & Mobility. Lowering Tucson’s crime rate. These are the issues Juan Padrés will work on if elected to represent Ward 3 on the Tucson City Council. Experienced in working in both the private and public sector, Mr. Padrés said: “I am running for City Council because Ward Three needs a leader with vision, experience, integrity, compassion, and integrity.  I bring the proper tools and skillset to the table.  Together we can significantly improve the quality of life for all Tucsonans.”  Juan Padrés graciously took some time to discuss his candidacy [...]

By |2021-05-25T15:17:46-07:00May 24th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds|

Democrats Can Beat the Party of the Big Lie in the 2022 Mid-Terms

With local, state, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates declaring their intentions to run and raise money for the 2022 midterm elections (even while final district lines have not been drawn yet,) it is not too early to start speculating if the Democratic Party can turn back the historical trend that the incumbent Presidents party mostly loses seats in off-year electoral contests. Historically, the party that occupies the White House generally fares poorly in off-year mid-term elections. It does not matter if the President is popular or liked (Dwight Eisenhower, or Ronald Reagan in both their terms) or unpopular at the time [...]

By |2021-05-05T11:09:58-07:00May 4th, 2021|Arizona, Elections|

Running for Congress in CD2, Kirsten Engel Seeks a Thriving Economy and Infrastructure Development

Arizona State Senator Kirsten Engel (D-LD10) has an impressive resume that checks all boxes as a Democratic Congressional Candidate looking to succeed the retiring Ann Kirkpatrick in 2022. Senator Engel has been: A staff attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency. A staff attorney for the Sierra Club. The acting chief of the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Division. Visiting Associate Law Professor at Vanderbilt, University of California, and Harvard. Professor of Law/Environmental Law at the University of Arizona (a position she still holds.) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Arizona from 2012 to 2015 A member of the Arizona State [...]

Dr. Randy Friese Aims to Succeed Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in Congress

With Ann Kirkpatrick announcing her retirement from Congress after the 2022 elections, Democratic candidates from the Tucson area and Arizona State Legislature have emerged to succeed her. One of these Democratic Candidates is Dr. Randy Friese. Dr. Randy Friese has been a consistent supporter of gun violence prevention. A member of the Arizona House of Representatives since 2015, Dr. Friese has served Legislative District Nine in Tucson. He is currently a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the House Health Committee. He has also been a member of the House Judiciary, and Government and Higher Education Committees. [...]

By |2021-04-21T08:06:48-07:00April 20th, 2021|Arizona, Gun Safety, Local Candidates and Electeds|

Tucson Native and Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini Helped Launch the 1990s Economic Boom

If it were not for Tucson native and Arizona Democratic Senator Dennis DeConcini, the economic expansion during the Clinton/Gore Administration would likely not have happened. Back in 1993, Republicans started their nearly 30-year trend of obstructing virtually every major Democratic Presidential initiative. They were screaming that Clintonomics would destroy the economy. That’s when Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini cast a pivotal yes vote that allowed Vice President Al Gore to break a Senate tie and launch the Clinton/Gore economic boom, including budget surpluses in the late 1990s. Dennis DeConcini was born in Tucson on May 8, 1937. His father, Evo, was [...]

By |2021-04-18T18:42:23-07:00April 17th, 2021|Arizona Democratic Party|
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