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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»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Supervisors race heats up

Wednesday on Buckmaster - state Rep. Vic Williams, a GOP candidate for Pima County supervisor in District 1. Plus, Rick Grinnell, a former candidate for Tucson mayor and ex-Rio Nuevo boardmember, and Lea Marquez Peterson, head of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Trying to close the Latino education gap

Today on Buckmaster - The Monday Political Face-Off with Vince Rabago and John Munger, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson, and a preview of the upcoming Tucson Letter Carriers food drive.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: TUSD waits for decision on ethnic studies program

Today on Buckmaster - We've got a newsmaker interview with Lea Marquez Peterson, head of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Also, Ben Korn of Tucson Young Professionals. Then, Dr. Mark Stegeman of the TUSD Governing Board weighs in on the tough year for the area's largest school district. Plus, Dr. Robert Hendricks, Buckmaster Show Education Contributor, talks about how to make schools more accountable.... Read more»

Concert for Civility, Respect and Understanding

Civility concert draws top talent, national attention

A Californian and two guys from Chicago and Detroit wanted to remind Tucsonans who we are. Thursday's "Concert for Civility" brought together a variety of artists for short sets where participants intermingled purposefully, adding strategic harmonies or stinging guitar.... Read more»1