The City Council primary is set for August 27, but there’s no contested primary races after the May 29 deadline for filing by petition for City Council Wards 3, 5, and 6 this year. The City’s General election is set for November 5, 2013. The Write in candidate filing deadline for the primary is July 18, so there could still be other election challenges. September 26 is the write in candidate deadline for the General Election.
Who’s running this year:
Democratic Councilmember Karin Uhlich (2 terms) is seeking re-election to a third term. Opposing her is Republican Ben Buehler Garcia. Read my earlier post about Buehler-Garcia (click here), who challenged Uhlich in 2009 as well, and lost by 175 votes in a 3 way race.
Democratic Councilmember Richard Fimbres (one term) is seeking re-election. His opponent is small businessman Mike Polak II (click here for earlier post). Polak is a political newcomer.
New Democrat, former Republican Councilmember Steve Kozachik (one term) is seeking re-election and is running unopposed, unless there is a write in candidate in Ward 6.
More information on the Republican candidates (photos, bios, etc), go to Pima County Republican Party website (click here). More information on the Democratic Councilmembers (photos, campaign websites, bios, etc.), go to Pima County Democratic Party website (click here).