Uhlich Files for Campaign Funds in City Council Race

With all this talk about Democrat Fred Duval filing to explore running for governor in 2014, it's easy to forget that this year, Tucson has three City Council offices up for reelection: Ward 3's Karin Uhlich, Ward 5's Richard Fimbres and Ward 6's Steve Kozachik, the newly minted Democrat.

Today, Uhlich made a minor bit of fundraising history by signing her contract to participate in the city's publicly funded campaign program (which provides a dollar-for-dollar public match for qualifying candidates) and turning in more than 200 qualifying contributions. If all checks out, Uhlich will receive one dollar from the city for every private dollar she raises. We'll bore you with the details of how the system works at another time, but it's a sign of competent organization.

No Republicans have signed up to run for City Council this year.

Uhlich's press release below the jump: