City Council Candidate Forum (co-sponsored by Eastside Republican Club)
The STARS will host a Tucson City Council Forum on Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013 at Kirk Bear Canyon Library, 6:30 pm. The Public is invited and welcome to attend.
The Sabino TARS provide this informative event for the Tucson community and hope to gain a better understanding about growth, crime, City finances, employment, future of DMAFB, downtown development and much more.
Bugsy Brooks, STAR Vice President said “Will there be a career for me when I leave college, or will I need to leave my hometown to find employment?”
City Council Candidate Forum
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Kirk Bear Canyon Library (former location was Rincon Mt. Presbyterian Church)
8959 E. Tanque Verde Road
Doors open at 6pm, Forum begins at 6:30 p.m.
City Council wards 3, 5, and 6 are up for re-election this year. Candidates running are:
Ben Buehler-Garcia, R
Karin Uhlich, D, two term incumbent Councilwoman
Richard Fimbres, D, one term incumbent Councilman
Mike Polak II, R
Steve Kozachik, D, one term incumbent Councilman
Write in candidate deadline for the General Election is September 26, 5 p.m
Confirmed to attend: Candidates Buehler-Garcia and Polak. Councilmember Fimbres has declined due to another commitment but congratulated them on their award, being recognized as the “Outstanding Teen Republican Organization,” for the second year in a row. Councilmember Uhlich’s campaign informed the STARS that she would participate only if a teen Democratic group was involved as well. Councilmember Kozachik had previous commitments, and his response is quoted below:
While I appreciate the invitation, as was true with Ray Carroll in the last Supervisorial election, I’m going to defer time during upcoming forums to candidates in contested races. I think that’s most fair to both the candidates and to the public who will be attending and looking to draw distinctions between them.
On September 18th, I’ve accepted a speaking engagement to another event at the Himmel Park Library, and afterwards will also be hosting a key meeting of the Military Community Relations Committee at the Ward 6 office.
This week I will announce that I’ve chosen to participate in the October League of Women Voters forum as a way of closing out the campaign and staying engaged with the community. While I respect the work of Ms. Oien and the Sabino Teenage Republicans, I believe my decision to limit my participation to that single forum will yield for the voting public the greatest amount of exposure to the candidates who are in the contested races. That’s good for the process.
The General Election will be held on November 5, vote by mail ballots will be mailed out starting October 17.