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The vision thing: I vote for Hurricane Hazel for mayor (video)

As I have said on many occasions, Tucson lacks “the vision thing”. In my opinion, we need a strong mayor to lead us out of our economic and social problems– not stronger bureaucrats, which is what Prop 401 would give us.

Hurricane Hazel has been mayor of the 6th largest city in Canada for 33! years– 11 terms. Eight-eight-year-old Hazel has a 92% approval rating, a vibrant city, and no municipal debt. Check out her story.


This entry was posted on September 17, 2010 by in 2010 elections, City Charter Changes, Prop 401, Tucson.
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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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