Architect Joseph Maher, Jr., a political newcomer, has filed with the Tucson City Clerk’s office to run as a Democratic write-in candidate for Mayor of Tucson. His bio description from his campaign website:
Arizona Native, a local architect, a graduate of the University of Arizona, College of Architecture, Landscape and Planning (CALA), a past President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (SAC AIA), with dedicated Community Service for decades on several City of Tucson Citizen Committees including the Planning Commission.
Here’s a list of his community activities,as well as Professional Memberships:
* President, 2009: Southern Arizona Chapter/
American Institute of Architects (SAC/AIA)
* American Institute of Architects-
Southern Arizona Chapter (AIA-SAC)
* “Architecture Week” 2004 thru 2009, Chairperson,
Architecture Home Tour, Co/Chairperson, 2002 thru 2009
Beneficiary of Home Tour proceeds: “Habitat for Humanity”
* City of Tucson Planning Commission Board Member,
2008 to Present
* City of Tucson Grant Road Task Force Board Member,
* City of Tucson Transit Advisory Committee (CTAC),
committee member (prior)
* City of Tucson “Downtown Links” Citizens Advisory Committee Member (prior)
* City of Tucson Water Dept/Pima County Waste Water Advisory Committee Member
* Tucson Clean & Beautiful/Trees for Tucson, Member
* Downtown Core Overlay Sub-District LUC Sub-Committee, Member
* Rosemont West Neighborhood Association,
Association Member/ Street Representative
* Imagine Greater Tucson Visionary Project, Volunteer
* Copper Letters (two) of appreciation received from the Mayor’s Office
Campaign website for Maher for Mayor: http://josephmaherformayor.com/. You can contact Joseph at his work phone (520) 318-4757 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. He says on his website:
“It’s Not Enough!” We must be BOLD; we must have a fully engaged and promoted “Design Vision”, a continuously supported “series of economic Visions” for Tucson and our Region.
My husband and I have attended some of those “Architecture Week” events in the past, and I didn’t know who was in charge of them. Many of the events highlighted special architectural projects or buildings (and the architects who built them) in Southern AZ.
Another Democrat is running as a write-in Mayoral candidate as well, retired correctional sergeant David M. Karr (click here).
Republican lobbyist Rick Grinnell is considering a bid since no Republican qualified with enough valid signatures on nomination petitions. Democrat attorney Jonathan Rothschild did qualify with enough valid signatures to be on the primary election ballot for Mayor. (His campaign submitted 3283 signatures, the maximum number). And there are 2 Green candidates running for Mayor in their primary on August 30, Dave Croteau and Mary DeCamp.
Deadline for write-in candidates to file is July 21.