Endorsements

Endorsements

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona

"Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona knows that women, men and young people in Arizona depend on the services Planned Parenthood provides. We support candidates who will fight to ensure that our doors stay open and our patients get the care they need; that's why we're supporting Paul Durham."

-Kelley Dupps, public policy manager at Planned Parenthood Arizona


The Tucson Weekly

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"Durham is a smart and capable Democrat who understands the issues facing the city. He has experience as a former chief of staff in the Ward 6 office. He's committed to expanding the city's commitment to renewable energy, a vital step in countering climate change. He's a former corporate attorney whose experience could prove vital when it comes time to lure major companies to Tucson to expand the economy. He supports the city's transit system without making unrealistic promises about increasing the budget."

-Tucson Weekly Editorial Board, click here to read the rest of their endorsement in the Primary Election


Councilmember Karin Uhlich

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“I spent my time on the City Council standing up for working families and the most vulnerable members of our community. Tucson needs someone who will continue this fight. That's why I'm proud to support Paul Durham for City Council.”

-Councilmember Karin Uhlich, Ward 3


Congressman Raúl Grijalva

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"When I'm in D.C., I spend my time fighting the Trump agenda and standing up for working families, immigrants and the environment. Back home in Tucson, we need local leaders to do the same. That's why I support Paul Durham for City Council."

-Congressman Raúl Grijalva


Representative Randy Friese

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"What Tucson needs now is a strategy to attract more jobs that pay well. Paul Durham has the leadership, experience and know-how to make that plan a reality. He also understands how important solar energy and sustainability are to our future. I fully endorse his candidacy and look forward to working with him."

-Representative Randy Friese (LD-9)


Senator Andrea Dalessandro

"Republicans in Phoenix are extreme these days—interfering with local governments and legislating on women’s health issues. Paul Durham will stand up for Southern Arizona families. He knows how to cut through red tape and do what’s needed to attract well-paid jobs while protecting our desert environment."

-Senator Andrea Dalessandro (LD-02)


Former Representative Matt Heinz

"Tucson is a great place to live, but with Donald Trump in the White House, we need strong leaders like Paul Durham on the Tucson City Council. Paul is passionate about making our city work for the people who call it home. He will strive to make Tucson a great place to live for every resident, regardless of background."

- Former State Representative Matt Heinz


Former Councilmemember Nina Trasoff

“When I served on the City Council, I worked closely with Paul Durham. It’s important to listen to women’s voices, and Paul does. He stood by me to take on challenges like curbing domestic violence, bringing the modern streetcar to Tucson and working to attract jobs. Paul is thoughtful, thorough and hardworking. He is a perfect candidate to move Tucson forward.”

- Former Tucson Councilmember Nina Trasoff


Conservation Advocate Gayle Hartmann 

"As a conservationist, I have fought to protect our natural resources so future generations can experience the wonders of our Sonoran Desert and Sky Island forests. I support Paul Durham because he has fought to increase our use of solar energy and make our community a leader in sustainability."

- Conservation Advocate Gayle Hartmann


Progressive Democrats of America, Tucson Chapter

"Paul Durham is a strong Democrat who will stand up for the values we hold dear. Paul is the true progressive in this race and that's why the Progressive Democrats of America Tucson Chapter proudly supports him."

-Progressive Democrats of America, Tucson Chapter Steering Committee


Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund

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"Paul is committed to making Tucson a leader in sustainability and fighting to improve the lives of residents of Ward 3. When he wins in November, Paul will become a vital LGBT voice, standing up for the groups under attack by the current administration, whether it’s women, immigrants, refugees or LGBT Americans, all of whom are welcome in Tucson."

-Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, President and CEO of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, the nation's largest organization dedicated to changing  the face of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT officials at all levels of government.


Paul is also endorsed by:

  • Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
  • Councilmemeber Regina Romero
  • Councilmember Shirley Scott
  • Councilmember Richard Fimbres
  • Councilmember Steve Kozachik
  • Former Congressman Ron Barber
  • Pima County Supervisor Ramón Valadez
  • Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson
  • Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías
  • Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford
  • Senator David Bradley
  • Representative Rosanna Gabaldón
  • Representative Daniel Hernandez
  • Representative Sally Ann Gonzales
  • Representative Macario Saldate
  • Representative Pamela Powers Hannley
  • Representative Kirsten Engel