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As lawmakers target Tucson City Council elections, this columnist says the city needs its own fix

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 12:54pm

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Tucson City Hall.

Tucson’s elections have long been a point of conflict with the state Legislature and many conservatives, who argue that they give an unfair advantage to Democrats in the liberal bastion.

They have faced lawsuits, initiatives and now a new spate of attacks from Republicans at the Capitol. Two efforts are underway now to force Tucson to change its elections system — in roundabout ways.

And while Tim Steller says these efforts are overreach, he also says Tucson should change its elections. Steller is a longtime Tucson columnist for the Arizona Daily Star. He talked to The Show about how this controversial system works.

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