August 23, 2019

Top issues for Tucson voters ahead of the primary

A discussion with Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller.

Elections officials in Tucson are preparing for this month’s vote-by-mail primary. The results will determine which Democratic candidate for mayor will advance to the general election in November. For insight into some issues catching voters’ attention, we turned to Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller.

“I would think the voter wants someone who’s going to spur Tucson toward the next step in its recovery or growth. We had a really hard time due to the Recession,” Steller said.

Steller also said November’s election will likely grab the Arizona Legislature’s attention if the sanctuary city initiative passes.

“It’s been a habit of the Legislature to watch the cities and essentially pre-empt whatever bills or ordinances that come out of the city that they think violate state law,” Steller said. “The second it passes there will be challenges to it. We can expect conflict.”

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