AZ Daily Star political reporter Brady McCombs reported on the AZ Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s debates scheduled for September & October, leading up to the Nov. 6 General Election. Click here for his article:
Here’s the schedule for the debates, which all start at 6 p.m.:
• Sept. 20 — LD2 House
Where: PCC East Campus, Room L-101, 8181 E. Irvington Road
House candidates: John Ackerley (R), Andrea Dalessandro (D) and Rosanna Gabaldon (D).
• Sept. 24 — LD11 House and Senate
Where: PCC Northwest Campus, Room A-207, 7600 N. Shannon Road
House candidates: David Joseph (D), Adam Kwasman (R) and Steve Smith (R).
Senate candidates: Jo Holt (D) and Al Melvin (R).
• Oct. 3 — LD9 House and Senate *
Where: PCC Downtown Campus, Amethyst Room, 1255 N. Stone Ave.
House candidates: Cynthia Miley (R), Ethan Orr (R), Mohur Sarah Sidhwa (D) and Victoria Steele (D).
Senate candidates: Steve Farley (D) and Tyler Mott (R).
• Oct. 10 — LD10 House
Where: PCC District Office, Community Board Room (C-105), 4905 E. Broadway
House candidates: Todd Clodfelter (R), Stefanie Mach (D), Ted Vogt (R) and Bruce Wheeler (D).
*9/12/12 update: LD 9 debate moved to following day, October 4, same time, same place due to conflict with U.S. Presidential debate.
For more info about AZ CCEC go to www.azcleanelections.gov, to see list of participating candidates in the Clean Elections program.
The Debate schedule is here on their website for other legislative districts, including LD 14 Senate & House candidates on Sept. 26* in Benson, AZ. at the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W. 6th St. In that race for Senate, incumbent Gail Griffin (R) of LD 25 is facing Pat Fleming (D). In the House race four men are vying for 2 seats: David Gowan (R) incumbent in LD 30, Robert Leach (D), David Stevens (R) incumbent in LD 25, and Mark Stonebraker (D).
*Update: This LD 14 debate moved to October 10, due to Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever’s memorial service.
In LD 10 House race, Bruce Wheeler and Ted Vogt are incumbents, currently serving as representatives in LD 28 and LD 30 respectively. In the LD 11 Senate race, Al Melvin is the incumbent State Senator in LD 26. Cynthia Miley is a Republican write-in candidate from the AZ Primary in LD 9 House, which is why her name has not appeared in previous posts.*
*10/5/12 update: No appearance by Republican Cynthia Miley at last night’s CCEC debate, someone announced that she was not on the ballot. Checked with AZ SOS website, and her name does not appear for LD 9 House.
Attend these debates to listen to these candidates, and vote wisely on or before Nov. 6. Early voting starts October 11.