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Tucson mayor's race has become much ado about contrived nothings

Without a Republican in the election mix, the battle to be Tucson's next mayor isn’t about big ideas and contrasting governing philosophies. It’s a theatre of the absurd about petty wrist-slaps and indignation over minor flesh wounds voters shouldn't be so indignant about. ... Read more»

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Aug 21, 2019, 5:45 pm
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This is a funny article with a lot of truth to it. However, I am backing Dorman, because a fresh face with fresh ideas is needed.
Farley and Romero tired me out years ago.

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Aug 21, 2019, 7:24 pm
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These three clowns are spending a ton of money to be the next Ribbon-Cutter-in-Chief. If the office was left empty for 4 years, would anyone notice?

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Aug 27, 2019, 8:44 am
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Dear Editors,

  Iím writing to recommend candidate Randi Dorman for Tucsonís next Mayor.  As you note, she’s unusual in many ways.  All of them good ones.

  Randi is right for the job.  An accomplished builder of lively neighborhoods, as Mayor she will lead us in creating for ourselves a Tucson that lives up to our potential.

  Randiís campaign platform is powerful, modern, complete, and doable.  And unique.

  For example, she alone among the candidates champions an urban ecosystem that will merge economic and educational development ó creating not just new and better companies and jobs, but also qualified workers. 

  And only Randi has been up front about the environmental challenges facing Tucson and its citizens, especially climate change, and our need for urban sustainability (including computerized traffic controls that save gas and speed travel).

  Randiís policies, available on RandiForMayor.com, are innovative, compassionate, and commonsense, necessary ingredients for our next Mayorís success.  Thatís why Iím voting for her, and why you should, too.

  Robert Jacobson

  Dr. Jacobson is a Tucson-based urban and regional planner.  A UCLA graduate and Fulbright Scholar, he has practiced in Arizona, California, Washington, and Scandinavia.

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The race for the mayor's office pits a decent slate of Democrats against each other, so naturally it's turning into a theatre of the absurd.

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