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City of Tucson 2019 Primary Election candidate breakdown

TUCSON – The city of Tucson’s 2019 primary election is Tuesday.

The election will help determine the Democratic candidate to face off an Independent candidate for Tucson mayor in November’s general election, as well as council members for Wards 1, 2 and 4.

On the ballot running for mayor is Randi Dorman. She has been a businesswoman for 30 years. Her vision is to develop our economy by supporting local businesses, regional cooperation and creating a strong business ecosystem.

Another nominee is small-business owner Steve Farley, who has lived in Tucson since 1995. A couple of his top priorities include education, public safety, growing the economy and making Tucson sustainable.

Another candidate is Regina Romero. She was the first woman elected to the Tucson City Council Ward 1. Her platform for mayor includes climate change and promoting sustainability, improving roads, mobility and infrastructure, and creating a strong economy.

The primary election will decide which Democratic candidate will face Independent candidate Ed Ackerley in the general election.

Candidates for council members Wards 2 and 4 are unopposed.

The candidates running for Ward 1 are four Democrats: Rob Elias, Sami Hamed, Miguel Ortega, and Lane Santa Cruz.

Also, this election will determine if Republican write-in candidate Sam Nagy will make it on the general election ballot.

For a list of voting locations and times, click here. 

Priscilla Casper

Priscilla Casper

Priscilla Casper is an anchor and multi-skilled journalist for News 4 Tucson. She anchors weekdays at noon and 4 p.m.
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