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Aranda takes over from Marquez Peterson at Hispanic Chamber

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Lydia Aranda as its new permanent head. She was named as interim president of the business group in September, but Lea Marquez Peterson has now stepped down as CEO as well following her CD 2 election loss.... Read more»

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Kirkpatrick wins CD 2; Marquez Peterson concedes

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick held an 11-point lead over Republican Lea Marquez Peterson in CD 2, with the GOP candidate conceding the race for the open seat Tuesday night.... Read more»

Election 2018

Grijalva cruises to win, Kirkpatrick holds strong lead over Marquez Peterson

Rep. Raul Grijalva easily won a ninth term Tuesday, while fellow Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick held an 11-point lead over Republican candidate Lea Marquez Peterson in CD 2. Plus: more local and state election results.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Lea Marquez Peterson a 'phenomenal asset' to SAz business

Guest opinion: "One of the best assets, without question, for local small business in Southern Arizona is the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Lea Marquez Peterson has been the driving force behind the chamber."... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Lea Marquez Peterson's business experiences don't add up to her campaign promises

Guest opinion: Lea Marquez Peterson wants you to believe that her experience as a champion of small business makes her the best choice in Arizona's CD2. But her own small business went bankrupt.... Read more»

Marquez Peterson wins GOP nod, Kirkpatrick wins CD2 Dem primary

One of the quietest races in Southern Arizona has turned out to be one of the closest, with Lea Marquez Peterson eking out a narrow lead over Brandon Martin in the CD 2 Republican primary. Among Democrats, Ann Kirkpatrick won the CD 2 race by more than 10 points.... Read more»

El Chisme: CD2 race turns testy; Kovacs outstanding - in parking tickets

Actually factual tidbits, gossip, rumors & alternative truths about politics in Tucson: Kirkpatrick drops a dick joke, Kovacs racks up tickets, Chew's puzzling stances & Arizona Dems have no idea what the southern part of our state looks like.... Read more»

CD2 GOP candidates square off; Arpaio refuses to bow out of Senate race

Two of the four Republicans running in the CD 2 congressional primary answered questions posed by a journalist at a forum on Thursday. Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Maricopa County sheriff, said he wouldn't bow out of the U.S. Senate race when called upon to do so by an audience member.... Read more»1

Republicans crowding into CD 2 primary

GOP voters will have a choice between candidates running to fill the seat being left open by Martha McSally after all: four more candidates hopped into the primary race over the last couple weeks, joining Lea Marquez Peterson in the CD 2 race.... Read more»1

Local Democrats allege McSally campaign finance violations

Claiming that Martha McSally has spent money polling for her looming Senate run, local Democrats have filed an FEC complaint alleging that the GOP congresswoman has violated campaign finance laws by not filing as a candidate.... Read more»

Marquez Peterson to run for CD 2 seat held by McSally

Lea Marquez Peterson will announce her run for Congress next week, with the Republican tossing her hat into a primary ring that's been all but vacated by sitting Rep. Martha McSally.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: The future of Ronstadt Transit Center

Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, Founder of the Bus Riders Union Brian Flagg, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lea Marquez-Peterson, Financial Adviser Shelly Fishman, DUI Defense Attorney Jim Nesci... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Pima County bond survey deadline extended

Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker; President of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber Lea Marquez Peterson; Nicole Fyffe, assistant to Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry; Pima Animal Care Committee Chairman Jack Nueman, Republican representative on the Pima County Election Integrity Commission Benny White.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: TUSD superintendent candidates down to one

Interviews with TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Tucson developer Richard Studwell, and Lea Marquez Peterson, CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on vets, Evans on bombings

Interviews with Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone, Tucson Hispanic Chamber President Lea Marquez Peterson, and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Update on Arizona's new WWII monument

An interview with Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, plus certified financial planner Shelly Fishman, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson previewed the May 7 Head Over Heels: Southern Arizona Women's Conference, and Margaret Regan, arts editor of the Tucson Weekly, had the bi-monthly Buckmaster Arts Report.... Read more»

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