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LD17 Democratic Candidates for State Representative and Senator

April 4, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST

What district am I in? Click https://bit.ly/3tNrmyG to find out.

Democrats of Greater Tucson presents:

  • Brian Radford for State Representative
  • Dana Allmond for State Representative
  • Mike Nickerson for State Senate


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Dana Allmond, Candidate for House in LD17

Dana Allmond

Dana Allmond is a mother, wife, veteran, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, dynamic change agent, and champion for our communities. She is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Her more than 23 years of active duty service makes her uniquely qualified and prepared to become the next State House Representative for District 17. Putting family and Arizonans first, Dana testifies most weeks at the State Legislative Committee hearings to keep State Legislators focused on the shared public values of Arizonans.

Dana strongly believes District 17 deserves a dedicated public servant who fights to protect our precious democracy and not political opportunists who fight to overthrow it. She believes our country is at a crossroads, threatened by those who promote the fantasy that the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol represents “reasonable political discourse.”

As a lifelong veteran advocate, Dana is Chair of the Southern Arizona Veterans Mental Health Advocacy Council, member of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Veteran and Family Advisory Council, member of the SAVAHCS Organizational Experience Committee, and member of the national veteran-led grassroots organization Common Defense.

Dana lives by the code of honor she swore to uphold as a West Point cadet and the oath she took to protect the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. She is a fighter who will go to the mat for the people of Arizona. With her whole heart, Dana will fight to protect voting rights, restore public education funding, improve mental health care access and quality, rebuild our infrastructure, and most importantly, fight to restore honor and integrity to state lawmaking.

Mike Nickerson, Democratic candidate for State Senate in LD17.

Mike Nickerson


The Senate should be a place where problems are solved not created. Our present senate wasted huge amounts of tax dollars on an audit that showed the votes have been counted correctly in the first place and made the state a laughingstock for our country.

As an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church, I have led congregations with more than 1,000 members and budgets of over $1 million. As the President of the United Theological Seminary, I helped train students to become future change agents for good in their areas of service.

I know how to bring people together in a common mission, even when they have widely differing opinions. Arizona’s current political climate of hatred and division is harming our citizens and our future. Our senate needs leaders who seek solutions rather than scoring their own individual or party political points.

We must work to:

  • Protect our water supply, so Arizonans have ample and clean water in the future.
  • Upgrade our infrastructure by improving roads, bridges and providing reasonably priced high-speed Internet for rural areas.
  • Ensure a voting system that guarantees the voices of all Arizona citizens are heard through equal access and representation.
  • Strive to run an efficient state government that has all Arizona citizens and businesses paying their fair share.
  • Most importantly, we must fight for excellent education.

Public education is very important to me. After my parents divorced when I was 10, my Mom raised her five children alone on the $5000 a year she earned as a cashier. Public education was the only available option for us and it prepared me well to go on to a state-funded university and later a Ph.D.

The present Arizona education program bleeds money away from our schools into institutions for the select privileged few, leaving the rest of Arizona’s children with sub-par education. All Arizona children deserve quality public education so they can enjoy a bright future regardless of their ethnicity, economic status, or zip code.

Brian Radford, candidate for state House in LD17.

Brian Radford

Website: www.radfordforaz.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/radfordforaz

Brian Radford a former Associate Deputy Warden in the Arizona Corrections Department. He was also a case manager and counselor working with mental health offenders. He has worked as an educator focusing on special education elementary students, and he is also a proud foster parent of four boys. Arizona has more than 19,000 children in the foster care system.

He is running, “because I want to give a voice for my neighbors and my community.”

Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University. He has lived in Tucson for 20 years.

See DGT Online: Brian Radford, a video from 2020 when Brian was a candidate for Pima Supervisor.


April 4, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST
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