/ Modified oct 13, 2017 4:44 p.m.

Episode 159: Tucson Nears Vote for City Council Seats

Also, the January 8th Memorial Foundation is making a final fundraising push to start construction.

On Metro Week, we take deep dive into the two contested seats on the Tucson City Council, and some big announcements from Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation, the group raising money to commemorate the 2011 mass shooting.

The Tucson City Council is made up of six members who serve four-year terms. Half of the council is up for election this year, and the others will be on the 2019 ballot. One of the seats up for grabs this year is held by Democrat Richard Fimbres, who doesn’t face a challenger. That leaves just two contested races in this election: Ward 3 and Ward 6.

Mail-in ballots went out this week, and the election will take place on Nov. 7.


The foundation raising money to build a memorial of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson announced this week that it’s making one final push to reach its fundraising goal before construction starts.

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