City elections: Candidates answer questions; Redistricting hearing

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's just over a week before early voting begins in the City of Tucson.  Tuesday night, for the first time, Tucson's mayoral candidates shared the stage to answer questions.

The Tucson city candidate forum was a non-partisan event sponsored by the Arizona African-American caucus.

Most mayoral candidates showed up plus candidates in Ward's One, Two and Four.

Voters submitted questions on 3 by 5 cards.

The big concern is how the candidates would bring jobs to Tucson.

Early voting is set to begin next week, August 11.  Primary election day is August 30.

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The public got a look Tuesday night at potential new legislative and congressional boundaries.

The meeting at South Tucson City Hall, put on by the Arizona Redistricting Commission, was the first round seeking input from the public on the proposed redrawing.

The meetings are important because redrawn boundaries can influence whether democrats or republicans are more likely to be voted into office.

"Anybody interest in public office will have to take very seriously the types of individuals ,the demographics within the particular district that they will be running for currently representing so it has a great deal to do," said Macario Saldate from District 27 in Pima County.

The next meeting in Southern Arizona will be Thursday night in Sierra Vista at 6 P.M. in City Hall.