Last night Arizona Illustrated Channel 6 (AZPM) held a City Council forum with Democratic Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres (1 term) and his Republican challenger Mike Polak II, a political newcomer. Watch the video here. Biographies of the candidates are shown prior to questioning by Host Jim Nintzel.
Richard Fimbres, a former Governing Board member at Pima Community College, was elected in 2009, defeating his Republican challenger Sean McClusky. Fimbres’ wife Mary was a long term aide for former Ward 5 Councilman Steve Leal, and now works for Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham. Fimbres’ campaign website, www.fimbresfortucson.com
Polak is an owner of Desert Armory Gun Parts & Accessories, a small business selling gun equipment and participating in gun shows. His campaign website: www.mikeforcitycouncil.org.
A radio forum between these two candidates was held on the Buckmaster Show, 1030 AM KVOI on October 10 (click here to listen to that show).
My previous post about the candidate forums in October for the Tucson City Council races in Ward 3, 5 and 6 (click here).
The General Election is on November 5. Mail-in ballots were mailed out on October 17 so please vote wisely & return your ballots by mail. Voting for these races is city-wide, which means that all voters in Wards 1 to 6 vote for each Councilmember, although the Primary was by ward only, as the candidates must live in their respective wards.