Analyst Sam Almy: Democrats Won the Big Races Despite a Drop in Turnout

Data Analyst Sam Almy spoke at the 1-23-23 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Set of below are his slides and an edited transcript of his remarks.  Sam Almy: I have a few slides. I won’t be taking too much time here. But I want to go over what happened in Pima County and give … Read more

Yolanda Bejarano and Steve Gallardo, the Candidates for Arizona Dems Chair, Outline their Plans to Keep Arizona Blue

Democrats of Greater Tucson presented Arizona Democratic Party (ADP)candidates for party chair, at DGT’s January 16, 2023, meeting. ADP will select a new Chairperson to replace outgoing Chair Senator Raquel Téran on Jan. 28th in a general party meeting in which delegates will select the ’23-’24 Chairperson. The leadership of the ADP and the ADLCC … Read more

Pima Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly Details How to Run an Election

Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly outlined the services her office provides, speaking at the January 9, 2023, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson.<br>Click to see the slides:<br><iframe src=”” width=”476″ height=”400″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no”> Pima County has 705,072 registered voters, and 480,321 voters on the Active Early Voting List (who vote by mail). Exactly 82.45% … Read more

The Benefits of Ranked Choice Voting by Jon Ralston of Voter Choice Arizona

Jon Ralson of Voter Choice Arizona explained the reasons in favor of ranked-choice voting, speaking at the December 19, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Thank you to Chris DeYoung for editing the video below. Jon’s slides: Instead of picking just one candidate, Ranked Choice Voting lets you rank multiple candidates in  the order … Read more

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. Video Slides

Rural Dems ‘Outnumbered’ But Undaunted, says LD11 Chair Catalina Hall

by AJ Flick Democrats have long dominated political races in Tucson, but that isn’t the case in surrounding areas. “Once you leave the city limits of Tucson, we’re outnumbered,” said Catalina Hall, a longtime Picture Rocks resident and chair of LD11 Democrats. Hall described the struggles of living in a legislative district that includes Marana, … Read more