Tucson Weekly Endorsements: McClure, Wong, Newman for Arizona Corporation Commission

We are thoroughly unimpressed with Democrat Sam George, a name-changing, media-dodging political weasel if ever there were one. And his running mate, Sandra Kennedy, isn’t much better. So we’re endorsing Republicans Marian McClure and Barry Wong.

While we disagree with her on a few votes, McClure has done a great job representing Southern Arizona in the Legislature, and we believe she’ll do the same on the Corporation Commission.

Wong has already served a brief stint on the Corporation Commission and understands the issues that the ACC faces. Like McClure, he supports the commission’s alternative-energy portfolio that requires utilities to produce a portion of their power from renewable sources.

Democrat Paul Newman–who has done good work as a Cochise County supervisor–is the only Democrat in this race who deserves your vote, although he loses points for allying himself with Kennedy and George. Like the Republicans, Newman supports requiring utilities to produce more energy from renewable sources.


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