This has been a busy political week for “Carolyn’s Community” following the Mayor & Tucson City Council campaigns. Just a brief recap for those of you who may not be following these races as closely as the rest of us:
–”Mike Jenkins withdraws from Ward 4 Council race” (Feb. 20, 2011), click here. 4 term Democratic Councilmember Shirley Scott is now running unopposed.
–”Mayor Walkup to announce he will not run for re-election in his State of the City Address today” (Feb. 22, 2011), click here. Republican realtor Shaun McClusky (who lost to Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres in Nov. 2009) announced his bid for Mayor in January, as did Democrat attorney Jonathan Rothschild.
—”Marcia Ortega withdraws from Ward 1 Council race” (February 22, 2011), click here. That leaves one term Councilmember Regina Romero facing off with fellow Democrat businessman Joe Flores in the August 30 primary.
–And finally, “Ron Asta announces bid for Mayor of Tucson” (February 23, 2011), click here. Land planner/former Pima County Supervisor Asta faces McClusky in the Republican primary on August 30, then the winner will challenge Rothschild in the General election on November 8, 2011.
Councilmember Paul Cunningham in Ward 2 is running unopposed at this point. He was appointed to that position in May, 2010.
Let the races begin.
2/25/11 UPDATE: Republican J. Tyler Vogt just filed today to run in the Ward 4 Council race. He’s the older brother of LD 30 House Rep. Ted Vogt. Stay tuned for further info (click here for 2/27/11 blog on new candidate Tyler Vogt).