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PCC's Even getting out, won't run again

A long-time member of the Governing Board of Pima Community College won't seek another term. Brenda Even, in office since 2001, will step down when her term expires after the November election. Two others have filed to seek the District 1 seat on the board, the only one in question this year.
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Aug 7, 2014, 2:42 pm
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I actually looked in to running myself. I live in the district, and I feared that Even would be running unopposed. I didn’t want that to happen, so I paid a visit to the recorder’s office to inquire about what was involved in getting on the ballot.

At that time, I was told that four people had filed as candidates and Even wasn’t amongst them. I was also told that all that was required to get on the ballot was 371 valid signatures from registered voters in my district, and a little bit of paperwork, by a July deadline. Maybe I was misinformed about the deadline, but I was told July.

Seeing that there were four people who had filed the paperwork ended my candidacy before it began. Putting myself in that seat was never important to me; getting Even out of the seat is what’s important. Since others have stepped up, I didn’t want to potentially split the vote more than it already is. After all, it is an unpaid position, which raises questions as to why these people held so tightly to their seats amongst overwhelming calls from the public to resign.

Another unanswered question I am left with is why in the world didn’t Even just resign when she was asked? What was the point for holding on for one more year just to not run again? Did she only recently develop a conscience or something?

Anyway, I thought at the time that Even was going to file at the last minute.

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Aug 7, 2014, 3:12 pm
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@Bret Linden, July 7 was the earliest that petitions could be filed, Aug. 6 the latest.

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