Tuesday, July 8 is going to be a busy day for the politically active in the Scottsdale/Tempe area -
...The District 17 Democrats will be meeting at the Pyle Center, 655 E. Southern Ave. (SW corner of Southern and Rural).
Time - Info exchange 6:30 p.m.; meeting 7:00 p.m.
Contact - Doug Mings, chair of D17, dougmings[at]gmail.com
Come and meet other local Democrats and get involved with local, county, state, and national politics!
...There will be an open forum for candidates for County Attorney at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock, Tempe (SW corner of McClintock and Guadalupe). Both Democratic candidates, Gerald Richard and Tim Nelson, plan to be there.
Time - 7:00 p.m.
Contact - the bookstore at 480-730-0205
...And in Scottsdale, the Scottsdale City Council will meet for the last time before their summer break. The agenda is a long one, so there will be plenty of opportunities for candidates (both incumbents and challengers) to see, be seen, preen and posture one more time before early ballots hit mailboxes in early August.
Time - 5:00 p.m.
Place - City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
...On Thursday, July 10, the Citizens Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) will be holding a candidate forum for Republican House and Senate candidates in LD18.
Time - 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Place - The EVIT Lecture Hall, 1601 W Main St., Mesa, AZ.
Could be interesting, if you consider watching Republicans trying to out-wingnut each other to be high art (yup, as I do :) ).
Seriously, expect the hardcore nativists in LD18 to be out in force to both support Russell Pearce in his bid for the State Senate and to heckle and harass his opponent Kevin Gibbons (Congressman Jeff Flake's brother-in-law) for the heresy of not hating immigrants as much as they do.
Note: As Democratic candidates Judah Nativio (Senate) and Tammie Pursley (House) are unopposed in the primary, CCEC won't be holding a forum for their primary.
A listing of other CCEC forums can be found here.
...Saturday, July 19 - The summer meeting of the Maricopa County Democratic Party (MCDP).
Time - 9:00 a.m. to noon for training sessions; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the meeting.
Place - Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, 3109 North 24th Street, Phoenix.
Contact - MCDP at 602.298.0503