New Video: Elect Steve Diamond

I speak directly to voters about my values. This video is now playing on Facebook and on Connected TV services. Please watch, and please vote!

Between Two Saguaros

Trace Gallagher of Pima County Young Democrats interviewed me for the “Between Two Saguaros” series from the Pima County Democratic Party. In the spirit of “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, this fun conversation actually includes some substance too. I hope you enjoy it!

Endorsed by the Arizona Daily Star

Endorsed by the Arizona Daily Star

Thanks to the Arizona Daily Star editorial board for their endorsement!

Steve Diamond is the better choice to represent this large district that includes the county’s east side, including Coronado National Forest and Saguaro National Park East, and southeast to the U.S.—Mexico border.

We value Steve Christy’s business perspective on the Board, but we find two of his positions so extreme as to be disqualifying: “Is climate change the fault of man? No, I don’t believe so. I don’t believe man has the capacity to affect Mother Nature in that regard;” and putting political philosophy over public health: “A mask mandate does not coincide with our ability to make our own decisions.”

Steve Diamond strikes us as a common-sense candidate who supports sustainability and science, but is mindful of businesses’ contributions and won’t be a rubber stamp for the Pima County administration.

source: https://tucson.com/2020-star-opinion-pima-county-board-of-supervisors/article_0debeda2-0c9e-5afe-9034-ca467bf3a16b.html

Endorsed by former Congressman Ron Barber

Many thanks to Ron Barber for endorsing my candidacy for Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Full statement:

“We need a voice of the people on the Pima County Board of Supervisors and that is why I am proud to endorse Steve Diamond in his run for Supervisor in District 4.

Steve lives by his values. This is exactly the kind of Supervisor we need, particularly in these times when the lack of principles are destroying trust in government. He is both pragmatic and idealistic. These aspects of his character are hard to find in the world of politics. He will bring authenticity, transparency and compassion to the job.

I support his priorities. They are in tune with what we need in our community. Of particular importance is his commitment to protect our natural environment and water supply.

Steve is an honorable man who will represent his Supervisory District with civility, respect and dedication to the people who reside there.”
– Former Congressman Ron Barber

Endorsed by Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick

Many thanks to Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick for endorsing my candidacy!

“In order to invest in urgent programs like roads, healthcare, and education, we’ll need leadership that builds an equitable, locally expanding economy. I know that Steve Diamond will work to grow an economy that is fair for everyone and to spend taxpayer dollars for the common good.”

-Ann Kirkpatrick, Member of Congress from Arizona’s second congressional district

New endorsements: NOW and Sierra Club

I’m proud to announce endorsements from the National Organization for Women Arizona PAC, and from Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter. I thank NOW for recognizing my commitment to core issues such as reproductive justice, economic justice, racial justice, and an end to violence and discrimination against women. I think Sierra Club for recognizing my passion for preserving and protecting the natural environment.

New Video: UNSAFE for Pima County

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

How do we measure Steve Christy in this time of challenge and controversy?

After Governor Ducey’s shutdown order expired on May 15, the Board of Supervisors voted on regulations drafted by a panel of local business and civic leaders to ensure Pima County businesses could reopen safely.

Christy voted NO. He said Ducey’s orders were sufficient to ensure our safety.

When it became clear toward the end of June that Arizona was experiencing an unprecedented new surge of Covid-19 cases, some members of the Board wrote to Ducey, imploring him to allow counties to set their own facemask regulations.

Christy’s name was absent.

When the governor relented and the Board was able to vote on requiring facemasks throughout Pima County in order to slow the spread of the disease, Christy again voted NO.


Online events, weekend of June 27 & 28

I’m holding three online “Meet the Candidate” events this weekend on Zoom. Each meeting will last one hour. There will be an opportunity to ask questions online, and you can email me beforehand at steve@votestevediamond.com.

For security’s sake, pre-registration is required. Please register for the meeting that’s most convenient, and share this page widely.

Saturday, June 27, 5:00 pm
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscOmhqjgsHdcyPojBCJ1hm2oIUWkf8o6E

Sunday, June 28, 11:00 am
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceyuqT8oH93liIUjD4HADJA2Eud03FcG

Sunday, June 28, 4:00 pm
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvde-gqjsvHdDeFQBQzeEzxfYTu84qGJ2v

I promise to spend only a little time talking about fundraising. The June 30 financial reporting deadline is fast approaching, and I want to show that my grassroots campaign has genuine people power behind it by reporting many small donations. Donate now, and you can ignore that part of the meeting!

Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/zsupe

Endorsements: CWA and AFSCME

This week I’ve been honored to receive two new endorsements from important Arizona labor unions: the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Arizona State Council and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 449.

The CWA endorsement represents more than 4,000 CWA members and families here in Arizona.

AFSCME Local 449 represents members at the City of Tucson, El Rio Health Center, PimaCare At Home, Pima Community College, Pima County, and Tucson Unified School District.

Endorsement: Pima Area Labor Federation

I’m honored, humbled, and grateful to the Pima Area Labor Federation for their endorsement. PALF represents Arizona AFL-CIO affiliates with over 50,000 union members. I have worked closely with them on community projects such as the Labor Day picnic and the Pima County Democrats Labor Caucus. I will always stand up for workers’ rights and Labor values because Labor values are community values. They’re about lifting each other up and standing together.

Let's secure a strong, unified Board of Supervisors in Pima County.

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