Rawson to challenge Cunningham for Ward 2

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Ward 2 city council member Paul Cunningham now has a new challenger for the next election.

Political newcomer and Republican Jennifer Rawson made it official Thursday at the east side Ward 2 council offices.  She will run against Cunningham for the ward 2 seat.

"Our main problem is that we have to grow Tucson.  We need businesses, we need jobs, we need a quality of life for the people that live here," said Rawson.

Cunningham was appointed last May after Rodney Glassman left office to run for the U.S. Senate.

The 64-year-old Rawson worked more than 35 years in private enterprise and is a culinary graduate.