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Candidate Evaluation

The Tucson Metro Chamber Candidate Evaluation Committee interviewed the 2021 Ward 3 and Ward 6 City Council candidates. If you believe in small businesses, commerce and a strong economic climate, it is essential you review the responses given by each candidate so you can determine who will fight for a pro-business environment. While viewing, fill out the candidate evaluation scorecards linked below for your reference when it’s time to drop your votes in the ballot box.

If you live in the City of Tucson but are unaware of the City Council Ward in which you reside, this site includes a map which will help you determine your Ward: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdsd/2013_Ward_Map_11_x_17.pdf


Ward 3

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did not qualify for the general
 
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What does your ideal day look like in Tucson?
Where do you stand on the reauthorization of the RTA? Since the RTA model is a County-wide initiative, would you work with the County and surrounding municipalities? If so, what does that look like?
What are your plans to address the shortfall in the number of public safety personnel in the city and how would you retain them?
Do you support a city-wide mandate of $15 minimum wage, why or why not?
Nearly one in five families in Tucson live in the federal government’s definition of poverty. How can the City address this problem?
What current City regulations and policies would you eliminate or change to attract and retain businesses and help them succeed?

Ward 6

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did not qualify for the general
 
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What does your ideal day look like in Tucson?
Where do you stand on the reauthorization of the RTA? Since the RTA model is a County-wide initiative, would you work with the County and surrounding municipalities? If so, what does that look like?
What are your plans to address the shortfall in the number of public safety personnel in the city and how would you retain them?
Do you support a city-wide mandate of $15 minimum wage, why or why not?
Nearly one in five families in Tucson live in the federal government’s definition of poverty. How can the City address this problem?
What current City regulations and policies would you eliminate or change to attract and retain businesses and help them succeed?

Candidate Evaluation Council

Morgan Abraham
Managing Partner
Abraham Capital

Alejandro Angel
Vice President
PSOMAS

Moe Asnani
Founding Partner
D2 Dispensaries

Gabriela Cervantes
Marketing Specialist
Snell & Wilmer

Jack Clements
President
HUB International

Steven Eddy
Manager - Governmental Relations
Tucson Electric Power

Natalie Fernandez Lee
President
Meridian Wealth Management

Isaac Figueroa
Director
Larsen Baker

Jean Gage
AVP – Legal Services
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Julie Katsel
Senior Director
Community & Local Government Relations
University of Arizona

Rob Lamb
COO
GLHN Architects & Engineers

Mike Levin
CEO
Port Of Tucson

Doug Martin
CEO
Good News Communications

Kelle Maslyn
Executive Director of Community & Corporate Engagement
Arizona State University

Joe Parsons
CEO/President
Parsons Steel

Mitch Pisik
CEO
Pisik Consulting Group

Priscilla Storm
Vice President
Diamond Ventures

Devon Underwood
CEO
The Talent Store

Alma Yubeta
Development & Community Relations Manager
Pima Community College