Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission has posted online the July 8 debate for LD 27 State House, where there are now eight (yes, eight!) candidates vying for 2 seats in this Democratic primary on August 24. This is probably the most crowded of all the races.
The two current Democratic legislators for LD 27 Representatives Phil Lopes and Olivia Cajero Bedford are termed out (but Ms. Cajero Bedford is running for State Senate in LD 27).
I’ve reported about the last debate between these contenders in May (click here), but former state legislator John Kromko joined the group thereafter.
All are participating as “clean” election candidates (indicated by the C below), except for Dustin Cox, running traditional (T).
View the debate online (click here) and decide for yourself between all these hopefuls:
John Martin Bernal (C)
Eric Bustamante (C)
Dustin Cox (T)
Bob Gilby (C)
Sally Ann Gonzales (C), former legislator
Sami Hamed (C)
John Kromko (C), former legislator
Dr. Macario Saldate (C)
This debate was held on July 8 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, at the Pima Community College District Office Community Board Room, at 4905 E Broadway.
Info on LD 27 from Pima County Democratic Party website.