Submitted just days before tomorrow’s primary election, another
campaign finance report from candidates, political action
committees and other politically involved members of the Oro Valley
community has shed light on the inner workings of each
Though the Oro Valley primary election is in full swing little
action seems to occur outside of news headlines, blog posts, signs
and mailers – quite a domestic showing for a town supposedly
embroiled in a race many have called an extension of last year’s
raucous recall election.
Tom O’Halleran served in the
Arizona Legislature as a Republican, but he’s jumped to the
Democratic Party as he seeks the chance to replace Democratic Ann
Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1. O’Halleran
talked to Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel last week. This is a
condensed and edited transcript. You can watch the whole thing at
In late September, Robert
Freel nearly died. Last week, he got to thank those who helped save
his life. At a ceremony held at Banner – University Medical Center,
Freel got to thank the Pima County Sheriff’s deputies and doctors
who saved him after suffering sudden cardiac arrest.
The misdemeanor assault case involving Oro Valley resident John
Kamoske and Vice Mayor Lou Waters will soon have a court date due
to a decision by Pima County Justice of the Peace, Judge Keith Bee.
A date will be set at the next status conference for the case,
scheduled for Oct. 28.
Oro Valley resident Doug Burke officially announced his
candidacy in the Nov. 3 recall election, running in the same
bracket as Shirl Lamonna and Mary Snider. Burke was able to turn in
his required paperwork, along with 562 signatures from Oro Valley
citizens in support of his candidacy.