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Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

#LD9 on June 28: Debate of the Century (video)

Well, the Pima County Democratic Party didn’t exactly say that tomorrow night’s LD9 debate is the “debate of the century.” but they did say this…

Don’t miss two of the most highly anticipated debates this primary season!

LD 9: Rep. Randy Friese, Rep. Matt Kopec, Pamela Powers Hannley

June 286-8pm

Pima Community College NW Campus

7600 N. Shannon Rd, Tucson, AZ

LD 10: Rep. Stefanie Mach, Kirsten Engel, Courtney Frogge

July 286-8pm (Please note new date!)

Pima Community College District Office

4905 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ

Unlike other years, when the Dems didn’t have much choice in the primary, this year there are several Democratic Party primaries coming up on August 30. In addition to LD9 and LD10, the Pima County Attorney’s office, the Pima County Schools Superintendent, and Pima County Supervisor for District 1 position all have primaries. (I believe there was talk of a signature challenge in the Supes D1 race.)

If you miss tomorrow night’s event, stop by the Nucleus Club on July 14 for an LD9 candidate forum.

If you want to learn more about all of the candidates running for state or Legislative office, check out the Clean Elections Commission’s candidate app. Most candidates have submitted little statements, links to websites, and photos. Very handy. You can also submit questions for the Clean Elections debates via the app. (It is currently available for iPhone and iPad, but the website said a Droid version is coming.)

The Clean Elections debates are recorded. Here is the LD2 debate from June 21.

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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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