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Pima County Dems nominate 3 for empty state House seat
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Pima County Dems nominate 3 for empty state House seat

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Pima County Democrats have backed three candidates to fill a seat vacated by Rep. Andrea Dalessandro, D-Sahuarita, who resigned two weeks ago to take an appointment in the Senate.

Dalessandro was appointed to the Senate by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to fill a seat vacated by former State Senator Linda Lopez, who resigned in January.

The three nominees are:

- Demion Clinco, president of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation

- Annabelle Nuñez, an associate librarian at the Arizona Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona.

- Miguel Cuevas, a former TUSD school boardmember

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will pick from among the three finalists during its next meeting on Tuesday morning. The board’s choice will finish the remainder of Dalessandro’s term. The two-year term expires at the end of the year.

Clinco, 33, got his undergraduate degree in art history from Occidental College and completed postgraduate work at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy.

Nuñez, 49, has an undergraduate degree in education and a master’s degree in library sciences from the University of Arizona. She lives in Tucson.

Cuevas, 26, works in call center management and plans on finishing a public management degree at the University of Arizona this fall. He lives in South Tucson.

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