Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Tucson Democrats Overcome Incumbent Republicans on City Council!

Is it possible? Have the Democratic candidates really won? Amazingly, it seems to be the case! Nina Trasoff has unseated Fred Ronstadt, and Karen Uhlich beat Kathleen Dunbar, and by pretty wide margins. Never mind that voter turn-out was pathetically low - this is an incredible outcome! And now we must make sure that the new councilmembers make good on their campaign promises. At the moment, there's reason to be very optimistic. As reported by a local paper this morning, one of their first targets may be development impact fees, a no-brainer for many of us. In the meantime, get in touch with the new council members and speak your mind! Thank them for their hard work!