On July 24 the Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission hosted a debate between the two Democratic candidates seeking the LD 3 Senate seat. The two contenders are LD 27 State Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford and former LD 27 State Senator Maria Garcia, who had been appointed for a few months to the seat of her late husband LD 27 State Senator Jorge Luis Garcia.
View the online debate which was held at Pima Community College West campus (click here), moderated by C. J. Karamargin, Vice Chancellor for Public Information & Governmental Relations.
Ms. Cajero Bedford served in the Arizona state house from LD 27 for 4 terms, and was elected to the State Senate in Nov. 2010.
I also reported on Maria de la Luz Garcia’s appointment to that Senate seat in Nov. 2010:
http://tucsoncitizen.com/community/2010/11/02/supervisors-appoint-maria-garcia-widow-of-jorge-luis-garcia-to-the-ld-27-state-senate-seat/. Ms. Garcia was only able to serve for about two months before Ms. Cajero Bedord took over that seat.
Watch the online video and decide how to vote in the August 28 Democratic primary. Both candidates are participating in the Clean Elections program.