Last night Arizona Illustrated Channel 6 (AZPM) held a City Council forum with Democratic Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich (2 term) and her Republican challenger Ben Buehler-Garcia. Buehler-Garcia challenged Uhlich before in 2009 and lost by 175 votes in a 3 way race with Green candidate Mary DeCamp. Watch the video here. Biographies of the candidates are shown prior to questioning by Host Jim Nintzel.
Councilmember Uhlich was first elected in 2005 by upsetting Republican incumbent Kathleen Dunbar. She is the Executive Director of the Southwest Center of Economic Integrity, and the former E.D. of the Primavera Foundation. Her campaign website, www.karinfortucson.com
Buehler-Garcia is a self employed community/economic developer and small businessman. His campaign website: www.votebencitywide.com
Upcoming radio forum between these two candidates will be on the Buckmaster Show, 1030 AM KVOI on October 14 at 12:30 p.m.
My previous post about upcoming forums in October for the Tucson City Council races in Wards 3, 5 and 6 (click here).
The General Election is on November 5. Mail-in ballots will be mailed on October 17. Voting for these races is city-wide, which means that all voters in Wards 1 to 6 vote for each Councilmember, although the Primary was by ward only, as the candidates must live in their respective wards.