Supervisor Rex Scott Targets Gun Pre-emption Law

Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott, representing District 1,  addressed critical topics in his talk to Democrats of Greater Tucson on August 23, 2022. Rex, a Democrat, was elected to represent District One in Tucson in 2020. Gun violence. Supervisor Scott is leading a challenge to the state law pre-empting local control of firearms. Taking a … Read more

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense at the DGT.org

Three gun safety experts addressed the Democrats of Greater Tucson salon held on July 27, 2022: Kelley Ireland of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Pete Plahmer, Coordinator of Banner Medical Center’s Trauma Outreach & Injury Prevention program Teresa Neiberg, Legislative Lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. 00:04 How can we make reforms in gun … Read more

Pima Supervisor Rex Scott Demands the Repeal of a Law that Blocks Local Control of Gun Safety

Taking a bold step for public safety, the Pima County Supervisors called for the repeal of a prohibition against local governments protecting their citizens from gun violence. If the “guns everywhere” law isn’t revoked, the County will go to court to have it declared unconstitutional. The 3-2 majority voted on August 2: “1. The Board … Read more

Covid, Fentanyl, and Syphilis are Pressing Issues for Pima Director of Health, Theresa Cullen

“The situation in Pima county is not good,” Pima county health director Theresa Cullen said of Covid, speaking at the October 11, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. “In my opinion, we have plateaued at a level that is far above where we would like to be. From the Pima county perspective, we’re approximately … Read more

Marco Lopez, Dem Candidate for Governor, on Education, Jobs, Healthcare, and Guns

Edited by Anne Simmons. Marco Lopez is running for Governor in the Democratic Primary. He spoke at the June 21, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. He is: An international business consultant The former mayor of Nogales, elected at age 22 right out of college Former director of the Arizona department of Commerce appointed … Read more

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. A member of the Arizona House of Representatives since 2015, Dr. Friese has served Legislative District Nine in Tucson. … Read more