District 1

In District One, incumbent Republican Ann Day faces fellow Republican Joe Higgins, a Wisconsin native who has called Tucson home the last 10 years.

Higgins admits he has no political experience compared to Day, who served in the Senate before winning the District 1 seat eight years ago. Higgins’ background is in small business–he owned the Sport Buzz Cuts chain–as well as civic volunteer work.

Higgins says he decided to run after he was approached by other small business owners who encouraged him to seek Day’s office. He says his perspectives as a small business owner influence his platform, as well as his volunteer work on Tucson’s Small Business Commission, TREO and with Catholic Community Services.

“I’m concerned in how county policies have an impact on our working poor,” says Higgins, who criticizes Day for supporting a half-cent county sales tax proposed by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry but blocked by Republican Supervisor Ray Carroll.

Day says she’s ready to campaign because she feels she still has work to do for her district. She says she’s proud of working on such projects as the Regional Transportation Authority.

Water is the next big issue Day says she wants to be involved in through the creation of a water authority between the Tucson and the county.

“When I first came on the board I helped work to change the culture of Pima County,” Day says. “It was a closed system, but I think we realize that when it comes to creating a water authority we need to do it together. This is an important issue for everyone, not just Pima County.”

District 1 Fun Facts

District 1, which includes Oro Valley and the Catalina Foothills, is home to about 46,700 Republicans, 37,100 Democrats, 530 Libertarians, 130 Greens and 27,900 voters who aren’t registered with those parties.

Candidate Web sites

Republican Ann Day

Republican Joe Higgins

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2 Responses

  1. “Day says she’s ready to campaign because she feels she still has work to do for her district. She says she’s proud of working on such projects as the Regional Transportation Authority.”

    You mean the RTA they stole and then tried to hide the databases? Ha! Wouldn’t that be cool if the election integrity folks find the proof right before the elections and all the corrupt supervisors that fought them every step of the way get voted out? I could only dream. That would mean Sugar Ray would be the only one retained.

    What is with Republican women and bad plastic surgery? I thought Brewer’s was bad. Day’s eyes now look like she is an alien.

  2. “What is with Republican women and bad plastic surgery? I thought Brewer’s was bad. Day’s eyes now look like she is an alien.”-FGHH

    It’s not plastic surgery. It’s actually called god-awful photoshopping (that’s a program that’s used to retouch photographs-remove wrinkles, blemishes, widen eyes, plump up lips, add more hair….-anything) skills, whomever she had retouch her photograph should never be hired anywhere again.

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