Ramon Valadez is having a kick-off fund-raiser. Appropriately enough at the Rio Nuevo Business Plaza (developed by Diamond Ventures).
In case that small type listing the hosts is hard to read, and maybe those names aren't so familiar to Democrats in our community, here they are:
Bill Estes III (R, SD 4) of The Estes Co., a longtime residential developer in the Tucson market
David Goldstein (O, SD 1), President of Diamond Ventures
Mike Grassinger (O, SD 4), Principal of The Planning Center
David Greenberg (O, SD 1), President, DR Horton Homes
Robert Iannarino (R, SD 1), Real Estate Developer/Engineer, Diamond Ventures
Chris Kemmerly (R, SD 1) CEO Kemmerly Homes
Rob Longaker (O, SD 1), WLB Group
Ken Perry (R, SD 1), Principal and Vice-President of Land Development, Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Michael Racy (R, SD 1), lobbyist, Racy Associates (clients include Diamond Ventures and Tucson Airport Authority)
Keri Silvyn (D, SD 1), Attorney, Lewis & Roca, in Real Estate practice representing developers, including Diamond Ventures.
Priscilla Storm (R, SD 3), vice president for public policy and community planning, Diamond Ventures.
John Take, managing principal at Stantec, which is designing a wastewater treatment plant in Marana.
Mark Taylor, Westland Resources
Alice Templeton (D, SD 2), Project Manager, Stantec Consulting
Corey Thompson (R, SD 4), Engineer, Stantec Consulting
Jim Tress (O, SD 1), Principal, Westland Resources
Richard Underwood (R, SD 1), Owner, AAA Landscaping
Vince Vasquez (R, SD 4), Diamond Ventures
These are the folks hosting Ramon's fund-raiser. All developers, lobbyists, lawyers and consultants for developers. Only two are even Democrats, and only one even lives in Ramon's district. So, I guess that who really supports Ramon. And who Ramon really represents.
Of course, I suppose he could still prove me wrong... but I'm not holding my breath.