Dems Hear from Primary Candidates

Hollace D. Lyon

Three candidates spoke to a packed house at the July SaddleBrooke Democratic Club (SBDC) meeting. Reginald Bolding, running for Secretary of State, described his legislative experience and his vision for continuing accessible, free, and fair elections in Arizona, including creative ways to increase participation in elections.

Marco Lopez, a native Arizonan and candidate for Governor, talked about his background working for Gov. Napolitano, and later as chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, and then as a business owner. He emphasized that the American dream is becoming unreachable, because our economy doesn’t work for working people anymore.

Finally, Kirsten Engel, a current State Senator running for Congress in our new CD 6, told us about her belief in using science to inform policies, women’s rights to make their own health care decisions, and sensible gun safety laws. She is an environmental attorney, teaching at the University of Arizona Law School.

Formal speeches were followed by ice cream and mingling so voters could talk with candidates and ask questions to them individually.

The SBDC meets the second Tuesday of each month in the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center at 3:30 p.m.