gathered Sunday at Placita del Sol and
Kristofer’s Bistro in the Santa Cruz County
community of Amado.
Robert Rowley, chair
of the pro-LGBT Stonewall Democrats of
Arizona, described it as “one of the biggest
Democratic events in recent history held in
that part of the state.” He estimated the
standing-room-only crowd at 250 to 300.
Rowley is pictured, at left in the photo,
with longtime Arizona politico Terry
Goddard, this year’s candidate for secretary
Moderating the event
was state Sen. Paula Aboud of Tucson; others
attending included Fred DuVal, candidate for
governor; Felecia Rotellini, candidate for
attorney general; U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva;
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber; David Garcia,
candidate for superintendent of public
instruction; state Rep. Bruce Wheeler, House
minority leader; state Rep. Demion Clinko;
Jim Holway, candidate for Corporation
Commissioner, and many others.