Eastside Republicans to host Mayoral candidates McClusky & Asta, Ward 4 Council candidate Tyler VogtTuesday, March 15th, 2011
Eastside Republican Meeting with Mayoral Candidates Shaun McClusky and Ron Asta, and Ward 4 Council candidate Tyler Vogt
Miller-Golf Links Branch Library – Community Room
9640 E Golf Links Road (east of Harrison Road)
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 6:30 PM
Shaun McClusky, a realtor, ran for the Ward 5 Council seat in November, 2009 and lost to Democrat Richard Fimbres (46.67% to 53.10%). He lead the recent “No on 400″ effort in November, 2010 against Proposition 400 which would have increased the City sales tax by a half cent. It lost overwhelmingly by 61.12% to 38.88%.
In the Republican primary on August 30 McClusky will face off with former District 1 Pima County Supervisor Ron Asta, a land planner/consultant. Asta, formerly a Democrat challenged Republican Mayor Lew Murphy in 1983 and lost.
November 8, 1983 General election results:
Ron Asta (D) 22,727 36.41%
Peggy Jeney (L) 2979 4.77%
Lew Murphy (R) 34,672 55.53%
The Republican candidate who prevails in the 2011 primary may then face off with Democratic attorney Jonathan Rothschild, and realtor Pat Darcy (a former Democrat, who is considering a bid now as an Independent). Darcy also ran for Mayor before, in the September 1999 Democratic primary and came in 4th under former Councilmember Molly McKasson, Betsy Bolding, and former Councilmember Janet Marcus.
Tyler Vogt, a political newcomer who works in the Defense Industry, is challenging 4 term incumbent Ward 4 Councilmember Shirley Scott.
Vogt’s website is www.vogt4tucson.com (under construction), and a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vogt-For-Tucson/149958418397548?v=info
Drop by this meeting to hear how these three men propose to change the policies of the current Tucson City Council, currently composed of a Republican Mayor and one Councilmember (Ward 6), and five Democratic Councilmembers in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Only Ward 1, 2 and 4 are up for re-election this year, along with the Mayor, and for the time being, these are still partisan races, running city-wide (though the lawsuit challenging this is under appeal with the Arizona Court of Appeals).
Info on Eastside Republicans: Lori Oien (former candidate for Ward 2 Council seat in 2007) at email@example.com, 520-749-3472, or Parralee Schneider (former candidate for LD 30 House in 2010), 520-749-0312, firstname.lastname@example.org.