Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Let Kozachik spend his money in his Ward: I want my potholes fixed

Ward 6 City Councilman Steve Kozachik is not only a no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is guy, he’s also apparently very frugal. Each City Council member receives the same amount of money to run … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · 23 Comments

Bruce Ash– gag me

Ok, Ok, I know that this is supposed to be the new age of civility, but every time I hear Republican Party mouthpiece Bruce Ash’s twisted logic and his “This … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · 12 Comments

Mini-dorm controversy heats up on blogs and the JOLT: Take a video tour of mini-dorms in the Feldman Neighborhood (video)

The destruction of historic neighborhoods to create mini-dorm villages near the University of Arizona has been a hot topic on this blog, on Facebook, and on the JOLT (KJLL, 1330 … Continue reading

January 7, 2011 · 22 Comments

The Developers’ Hour on the JOLT: Mini-dorm building is community service

A full hour of yesterday’s John C. Scott Show on the JOLT (KJLL 1330AM) was devoted to promoting the value of mini-dorms. Ick. (Hopefully, they had to pay for this … Continue reading

January 5, 2011 · 17 Comments

350,000 AZ votes uncounted: It’s not over ’til it’s over

According to the map on the Arizona Secretary of State’s website, all of Arizona’s counties have reported their election results from yesterday’s midterm election. In actuality, Secretary of State Ken … Continue reading

November 3, 2010 · 9 Comments

Dump the downtown hotel? Dump Walkup? Or dump both?

My vote is to dump both– the ultra-expensive downtown hotel project and Mayor Bob Walkup. The Arizona Daily Star constantly whines about the Democrat-controlled Tucson City Council and Rio Nuevo. … Continue reading

October 15, 2010 · 9 Comments

LaWall continues campaign against medical marijuana

Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and other attorneys from her office are continuing their campaign against medical marijuana, which is on the November 2 ballot as Prop 203. LaWall and … Continue reading

October 10, 2010 · 19 Comments
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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

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 focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.