/ Modified jan 25, 2023 10:54 p.m.

Former Tucson City Council member Paul Durham dies

Durham was a staunch advocate for the environment

Tucson Council Member Paul Durham Former Tucson Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham

Former Tucson City Council member Paul Durham has died.

He was elected to represent Ward 3 in 2017. He held the position until his resignation in 2021. He was replaced by Karin Uhlich, who had previously held the seat. until Kevin Dahl was elected to a full term in 2021.

Durham was born in Washington state. He moved to Tucson in 2004 after studying law at Stanford University and worked as a lawyer before entering politics.

Before Durham was elected to the city council, he served as chief of staff to former council member Nina Trasoff.

Durham was best known on the council as an advocate for environmental issues and worked to prevent evictions during the pandemic.

“It is with a heavy heart that I remember my colleague, Paul Durham," said Mayor Regina Romero. "He was an incredible partner to me in helping to accelerate our climate action and resiliency work. His public service and dedication to the constituents of Ward 3 and the Tucson community will always be remembered."

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