Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Want to Meet Some Republicans Running for Mayor?

Posted By on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Then head to the Miller Library on Golf Links tonight!

From the Tucson Citizen:

Eastside Republican Meeting with Mayoral Candidates Shaun McClusky and Ron Asta, and Ward 4 Council candidate Tyler Vogt

Miller-Golf Links Branch Library — Community Room
9640 E Golf Links Road (east of Harrison Road)
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 6:30 PM

Shaun McClusky, a realtor, ran for the Ward 5 Council seat in November, 2009 and lost to Democrat Richard Fimbres (46.67% to 53.10%). He lead the recent “No on 400″ effort in November, 2010 against Proposition 400 which would have increased the City sales tax by a half cent. It lost overwhelmingly by 61.12% to 38.88%.

In the Republican primary on August 30 McClusky will face off with former District 1 Pima County Supervisor Ron Asta, a land planner/consultant. Asta, formerly a Democrat challenged Republican Mayor Lew Murphy in 1983 and lost.

November 8, 1983 General election results:

Ron Asta (D) 22,727 36.41%
Peggy Jeney (L) 2979 4.77%
Lew Murphy (R) 34,672 55.53%

The Republican candidate who prevails in the 2011 primary may then face off with Democratic attorney Jonathan Rothschild, and realtor Pat Darcy (a former Democrat, who is considering a bid now as an Independent). Darcy also ran for Mayor before, in the September 1999 Democratic primary and came in 4th under former Councilmember Molly McKasson, Betsy Bolding, and former Councilmember Janet Marcus.

Shaun McClusky’s website: Ron Asta’s webste is:

Tyler Vogt, a political newcomer who works in the Defense Industry, is challenging 4 term incumbent Ward 4 Councilmember Shirley Scott.

Vogt’s website is (under construction), and a Facebook page:

Drop by this meeting to hear how these three men propose to change the policies of the current Tucson City Council, currently composed of a Republican Mayor and one Councilmember (Ward 6), and five Democratic Councilmembers in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

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