About Larry Bodine

Larry Bodine is the President of Democrats of Greater Tucson, and a PC in Legislative District 18. A journalist and attorney, Larry Bodine attends live political events and reports on them for the Blog for Arizona, which features politics from a liberal viewpoint. See http://blogforarizona.net/ He has been an elected Democratic precinct committeeman in Illinois and Arizona, starting with the 2006 Tammy Duckworth campaign (she is now a US Senator). As an elected Democratic precinct committeeman in LD9 in Tucson, he works to get Democrats elected. Since 2017 he has taught “Getting Active in Local Politics” at OLLI-UA (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His 45-year career includes reporting for the New York Daily News, which was the largest-circulation US newspaper at the time. He has won 7 awards for investigative journalism.

Data Analyst Sam Almy Recaps the 2022 Early Vote

Sam Almy, the former Voter File Manager with the Arizona Democratic Party, addressed Democrats of Greater Tucson on November 28. 2022. Today Sam is a Data Strategist with Uplift Campaigns, working with all progressive candidates in Congressional, statewide, Legislative, county, municipal, and school board candidates.

By |2022-11-28T16:32:32-07:00November 28th, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Pima Supervisor Rex Scott Analyzes the 2022 Election

Rex Scott, the Pima County Supervisor from District 1, spoke at the Democrats of Greater Tucson meeting on November 21, 2022. Following is an edited transcript of his remarks. Highlights: Trump-endorsed extremists lost. The Republicans have eviscerated Clean Elections. Younger voters turned out for Democrats. With Hobbs as Governor, Democrats will seek action on public education, infrastructure, and water policy. CD6 Congressional candidate Kirsten Engel was outspent by her Republican opponent 10 to 1. Leave no Republican unchallenged -- no more "single shot" campaigns Need more DCCC support Democrats really benefitted from multi-candidate GOP primaries for Governor, United States Senator, [...]

By |2022-11-27T17:31:35-07:00November 22nd, 2022|Elections|

Hilarious Editorial Cartoonist David Fitzsimmons Skewers the MAGA Candidates

Cartoonist and Editorial Writer for The Arizona Daily Star, Fitz spoke at the November 14, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. He is syndicated to more than 700 news publications. He has been an Editorial Cartoonist and Writer for the Star since 1986. Known as the “Fastest draw west of the Potomac,” he also refers to himself as a “flaming moderate at the fringe of America’s center.” He started drawing in first grade and went on to compose 11,000 caricatures and editorial cartoons. He drew for school, underground and college newspapers. After earning his degree in graphic design, he [...]

By |2022-11-15T17:20:52-07:00November 15th, 2022|Elections, Local Candidates and Electeds|

Catherine Ripley: How Pima Community College is Adapting to Dramatic Shifts in the World

Catherine Ripley, the Chair of the Pima County Community College governing board, spoke at Democrats of Greater Tucson on November 7, 2022. She spotlighted dramatic changes, like the decline in high school graduations, college enrollment and the birth rate. Today's graduates want an education to get a job now.  With the average cost of college tuition for in-state students at $24,000 in Arizona, students have a growing skepticism about the value of a college degree. In-state tuition and fees at public national universities have grown the most, increasing 175% in recent years. "Indeed, gathering the fundamentals of humanity, civilization, philosophy, [...]

By |2022-11-07T14:39:35-07:00November 7th, 2022|Education|

Sanda Clark: This Election is About Democracy or Fascism

Sanda Clark of Green Valley, the lone Democrat running in rural LD19, spoke at the October 24, 2022 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. “To me, this election is not about Democrats or Republicans. In this election, the choice between democracy or autocracy and fascism, and we need to call Republican candidates for what they are: they’re fascists,” Clark said. And she should know, having spent the first 14 years of her life in a dictatorship in Romania. "So for me, this is a must-win election for our future, for our children's future, for this planet's future, for decency for [...]

By |2022-11-01T17:44:09-07:00November 1st, 2022|Arizona Politics, Elections|

Democratic Candidates for Nov. 8 Election — Vote a Straight Democratic Ticket

By |2022-11-15T17:21:13-07:00October 15th, 2022|Arizona Democratic Party, Elections|

Rep. Pam Powers Hannley Explains all 10 Propositions on the Ballot

Arizona House member Pam Powers Hannley (D-LD9) cut through the confusion about the propositions. Pam has served in the Arizona House of Representatives since 2017. She is known as a progressive blogger and videographer on the Blog for Arizona and recently started a podcast – A View from the Left Side. A life-long member of the Democratic Party and a veteran precinct committee person, Pam covered the Democratic National Convention in 2012 for the Huffington Post. The list of 10 propositions on our ballots can feel overwhelming, but they are critical to shaping our state. The wording of some propositions is [...]

By |2022-11-15T17:21:29-07:00October 10th, 2022|Ballot Referenda and Initiatives|

Adrian Fontes, Candidate for Secretary of State, says Neo-Fascist Republicans are Anti-American

Adrian Fontes, the Democratic Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, addressed a cheering crowd of 150 people at a rally organized by LD18 Democrats on October 1, 2022, in Tucson. Fontes held up the cover of Time magazine for October 10-17, 2022, which featured him and other courageous Secretary of State candidates who are inside the fight to save American Elections from extreme, dangerous Republicans. Following are highlights of his inspiring remarks. "There are forces out there who want to upset elections. They want to pull that golden thread right out and decide for themselves who your leaders are. [...]

By |2022-10-03T09:58:13-07:00October 3rd, 2022|Arizona Politics|

Dana Allmond and the Values of Duty, Honor and Country to Serve in the AZ Legislature

"Duty, Honor, Country." More than words, these are the values that drive Dana Allmond to run for the AZ House of Representatives in LD17 from the Tucson area. Values that Dana committed to as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, in achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel (now retired) and still guides her today to serve the citizens of Arizona. Listen to the podcast interview here: www.buzzsprout.com/1179134/11369730 In this wide-ranging interview, we cover the issues of voting rights, education, and reproductive rights. We also explore the impact and experiences her military career will have on serving [...]

By |2022-09-27T17:35:40-07:00September 27th, 2022|Arizona Politics, State Representative|

Arizona Agenda Newsletter Writers Examine Arizona Candidates

Hank Stephenson and Rachel Leingang bring you the political context, the gossip, and the peeks behind the scene from the Arizona Agenda newsletter. 00:09 Welcome to the DGT by President Larry Bodine   00:04 Arizona Agenda Journalists 00:18 Introduction to Arizona Agenda Journalists 02:08 Arizona Agenda Journalists Comments 22:51 Q&A Hank Stephenson has written about Arizona for national outlets like The New York Times, Politico Magazine and Columbia Journalism Review. But he’s a community reporter at heart. He was most recently editor and meme-maker at Yellow Sheet Report, a political tipsheet and gossip rag. He has covered Arizona politics and [...]

By |2022-09-08T13:36:40-07:00September 5th, 2022|Arizona Politics|
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