Sanda Clark Attends Democratic Club’s Women-in-Blue Luncheon

Karen Logan, Jeanne Buell, Sanda Clark, and Angie Dzikoski (photo by Peggy Gjestland)

Deb Melton

The fourth week of each month, the Quail Creek Democratic Club women meet for what’s known as the Women-in-Blue Luncheon. Democratic women from all over Green Valley and Sahuarita are welcome to attend. We meet at a different restaurant each month to support locally owned and operated restaurants. Participants are asked to RSVP to Jeanne Buell who then sends out a choice of two menu items to choose from. Twenty-five dollars cash is collected at the door and includes entrée, dessert, and iced tea.

Most months, the Women-in-Blue Luncheon is a social event—a chance for like-minded women to get together to exchange ideas, conversation, and a good time. However, sometimes we are blessed with a special guest, and that was the case in September when Sanda Clark, who was then a candidate for the Arizona House from Legislative District 19, attended.

Sanda brought her energy and enthusiasm to the group, along with her message that she is running to represent all Arizonans in the mostly rural District 19. Sanda knows that people in her district are concerned with water issues, mining concerns, and efforts to overturn the will of voters and make it harder to vote in the future. “Having grown up in a communist country, I know firsthand what it’s like to be afraid,” she told the group, “afraid that you will not be able to control your own destiny, choose your own profession, or where you live. And I don’t want that to happen here in the United States!” Sanda’s passion about democracy is contagious, and the crowd applauded her wildly!

The next Women-in-Blue Luncheon will be Dec. 1. If you are interested in attending, please email [email protected] For more information about the Quail Creek Democratic Club, please visit our website