Ryan Hawkins of OneAZ Credit Union presents a donation of $1500.00 to Janet Hare and Ed Ackerley of Coaches for Charity on October 18, 2019. Dr. Ed Ackerley is the President and Janet Hare is the Vice President of Coaches for Charity.

Local Opinion: Clean Elections at stake

By Thomas Volgy Special to the Arizona Daily Star

“For candidates who choose to participate, the city’s clean elections system limits spending, and half of what is spent comes anonymously from the public. In effect, politicians owe their elections to all of us.” Read the entire article HERE.



Arizona 360 interviews Tucson mayoral candidate Ed Ackerley, from AZPM Website


Participated in a unique Mayoral forum “Speed Dating” style. Great to get input from Tucson citizens. If you would like to help our campaign with a $10 contribution Click the Donate button. July 11, 2019
June 29th Fundraiser
Finishing the month strong at another fundraiser. With Jim and Christine Glanz, Cheryl Leader and Teresa Urias. Thanks to everyone who has taken the challenge to JumpIN! Tucson…It’s Pretty Cool! — June 29, 2019
Hare Fundraiser
Tucson…It’s Pretty Cool! Fundraising with friends in midtown. JumpIN — June 29, 2019
Dr. Ed Ackerley running for Mayor of Tucson — June 29th
Dr. Ed Ackerley for Mayor
Volunteers raising money at a “Cell-A-Thon” June 25th.
Dia de San Juan
At the Dia de San Juan Tucson Water Reintroduction of water into the Santa Cruz River. With Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Director Tim Thomure, and other dignitaries. TUCSON…It’s Pretty Cool! — June 24, 2019
Dr. Ed Ackerley at FREE vaccines from Pima Animal Care Clinic
Meet Roscoe, one of the estimated 300 dogs (and some cats) who are getting free vaccines at San Miguel High School. All part of the FREE vaccines from Pima Animal Care Clinic. Thanks to the dozens of volunteers!! Tucson…It’s Pretty Cool! — June 22, 2019
Dr. Ed Ackerley at Center For Opportunity
As an Independent running for Mayor of Tucson Dr. Ed Ackerley works with both Republicans and Democrats to do what is best for Tucson. With U.S. Senator Martha McSally touring the new Center for Opportunity. Great new facility for our most vulnerable. With Scott Brittenham, Anel Vega and Teresa Urias. Tucson…It’s Pretty Cool! — June 21, 2019
Dr. Ed Ackerley at Fountain of Life
Honored to participate in the east Tucson neighborhood association mayoral forum at Fountain of Life. Thanks to Palo Verde, El Gheko and Terra Del Sol Associations for hosting. With Dr. Julian Ackerley, Dr. Jane Ackerley, Armando and Teresa Urias, Cheryl Leader, Kristina Valencia, Linda Walker, Michelle Rutter and David Slavin. Tucson…It’s Pretty Cool! — June 20, 2019
Dr. Ed Ackerley at BILD Function
Honored to join BILD, AIA, and ASLA at the A/E/C Cross Pollinator Mixer at Tohono Chul. With Rosemary Bright, Bianca Rivera, Regina Beem and others representing BILD. Tucson…It’s Pretty Cool! — June 18, 2019
Ed Ackerley at Juneteenth
Pop Up! Celebrating freedom at Juneteenth at TCC. Also attending were Mayor Rothschild, Councilman Richard Fimbres, Pam Schultz and many others. Tucson…It’s Pretty Cool! — June 15, 2019
Update Report on RTA
Update report on RTA (Regional Transportation Authority) from Mindy Blake. You may remember Mindy from her years as a TV anchor. Great information on the success and future of RTA in planning and implementing important projects in the area. Tucson…It’s Pretty Cool. – June 14, 2019
Dr. Ed Ackerley interviewed by Lorraine Rivera on Arizona 360 on AZPM KUAT
Interviews with Lorraine Rivera Arizona 360 on AZPM KUAT followed by radio interview with Christopher Conover. TUCSON…..It’s Pretty Cool! – June 12, 2019
At the Belmont Stakes party at Rillito Race Track with my niece Hunter Ackerley. — June 8, 2019
Montage of Msgr. Tom Cahalane
Proud to co-chair with Aida Samuel and RJ Argelia Saavedra the 56th Anniversary of Priesthood of Msgr. Tom Cahalane and his retirement from 38 years as pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. This has been my church since I was baptized in 1958. — June 8, 2019
Ed Ackerley for Mayor at Chicano Por La Cause
Proud to be part of 50th Anniversary of Chicanos Por La Causa to honor Sun Corridor, Carlotta Flores of Flores Concepts and Richard Fimbres Tucson City Council. — June 6, 2019
A wonderful celebration of life for former Tucson Council member Roy Laos. We appreciate his humor, service and heart of gold. Rest In Peace mi amigo! — June 1, 2019
Dr. Ed Ackerley delivers 5200 signatures to the City Clerk on May 28, 2019  –Photo By Martha Lochert

No Republicans running for Tucson mayor after filing deadline

Dylan Smith TucsonSentinel.com, May 29, 2019

“Not appearing on the primary lists but moving straight to the November ballot is Ed Ackerley, an independent candidate for mayor. Ackerley turned in 5,200 signatures, while needing 2,445 on his petitions.”

Read the entire TucsonSentinel.com story HERE

3 Democrats, 1 independent submit petitions to run for Tucson mayor; GOP hopeful misses cut

By Joe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star May 29, 2019

“Tucson voters will choose among three Democrats and an independent for the city’s next mayor — after no Republican turned in enough signatures by Wednesday’s deadline to qualify for the ballot.

Incumbent Democrat Jonathan Rothschild is stepping down at the end of the year after serving eight years as mayor.

…Ed Ackerley, who co-owns Ackerley Advertising, is running for mayor as an independent. Absent a challenge to his petitions, he will be on the November ballot.”

Read the entire Arizona Daily Star story HERE


St John's The Evangelist Catholic Church, Dr. Ed Ackerley, Mary Fimbres, Doja Cluff, Richard Fimbres and Msgr. Raul P. Trevizo
Spent a moving morning at St. John’s The Evangelist Catholic Church honoring the memory of Gilbert and Irene Fimbres, late parents of Richard Fimbres. Richard and Mary donated to the Church a special devotion of Richard’s mom – a beautiful statue of Saint Padre Pio, in honor of Richard’s parents. Humbled to be present with Richard G. Fimbres and Mary Fimbres who set a wonderful example of living service to our community. Pictured are left to right-Dr. Ed Ackerley, Mary Fimbres, Donja Cluff, Richard Fimbres and Msgr. Raul P. Trevizo, V.G., Pastor of St.Johns.

Letter: A Vote For Non-Partisanship

Ed Ackerley, East side May 24, 2019

As our state wrestles with the ongoing struggles related to border enforcement, recently it was refreshing to see a bit of non-partisan agreement at the Pima County Board of Supervisors. After weeks of posturing, the Supervisors voted 3-2 in favor of accepting $1.8 million dollars in federal funds in Operation Stonegarden grants for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. Supervisor Sharon Bronson (D) joined Steve Christy (R) and Ally Miller (R) in the vote. The county has a record of accepting the grants over a dozen years amounting to almost $16 million. The Tucson Police Department also uses Stonegarden grants for overtime, equipment and other important supplemental funding.

Both sides of the aisle in all levels of government have become increasingly more divided, entrenched in ideology that precludes honest discussion about issues.

To continue moving our community forward we need something different. On municipal issues of governance and leadership our elected officials should demonstrate non-partisan cooperation more often.

Ed Ackerley
East side
Disclaimer: As seen on line Arizona Daily Star.



William Ackerley, Chris Ackerley, Ed Ackerley & Dave Slavin at Movie in the Park
Enjoying Movie in the Park at Palo Verde Park with David Slavin and Montie Slavin, Carlos Estrada, Chris Ackerley and Bill Ackerley. Getting the last of signatures to put us well over 5000. If you would like to make a $10 donation www.AckerleyForMayor.com. May 24, 2019
Ed Ackerley with John C Scott
Interview with John C. Scott on KVOI. Great discussion about the campaign, getting over 5000 signatures on our petitions and heading into a June fundraising campaign. Also a great discussion about traffic, transportation, environmental services, recycling, water meters and more. If you would like to support the campaign we need 300 $10 donations. — May 23, 2019


Ed Ackerley at BILD Mayor's Forum at the Radisson. With Cheryl Leader, Teresa Urias, Joey Ambrose, and Regina Matt Beem. Thanks to BILD for hosting this event. May 22, 2019
Ed Ackerley at BILD Mayor’s Forum at the Radisson. With Cheryl Leader, Teresa Urias, Joey Ambrose, and Regina Matt Beem. Thanks to BILD for hosting this event. — May 22, 2019
Mayoral forum presented by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance at historic Dunbar community center. -- May 21, 2019
Mayoral forum presented by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance at historic Dunbar community center. — May 21, 2019
Tucson Pops Concert
Collecting signatures at Tucson Pops Orchestra Concert at Reid Park Demeester Performance Bandshell. Thanks to everyone who helped to get signatures this weekend including Michelle Rudder Murray, Linda Walker, Cheryl Leader, Beth and Gilbert Quijada, Herman and Elaine House, Pam Schultz, Paula Marie Sjulstad, Chris Robles, Jorge Francisco Paredes Obeso, Bill Ackerley, Trace Grono, Kristina Valencia, Dave & Montie Slavin, Janet Hare, Cassidy Hare, Delaney Hare, Aaron Topping, Al Coons, Teresa Urias, Chris Ackerley, Keating Ackerley, Alexander Relich, Jaye Wells and Sally Le. Thank you all for your hard work in getting us closer to our goal. — May 19, 2019
At Palo Verde High School 1970s classes reunion with Steve Pear, Duke Corley, Janet Mackey Corley and Cheryl Leader.
At Palo Verde High School 1970s classes reunion with Steve Pear, Duke Corley, Janet Mackey Corley and Cheryl Leader. — May 18, 2019
American Advertising Federation Tucson
Announcing the 75th Anniversary of American Advertising Federation Tucson, the 35th Anniversary of University of Arizona AdTEAM and 15th Anniversary of Ad2Tucson at the Hollywood Ball Celebration of Advertising at Casino Del Sol. With Mr. An, Sam Levitz, Scott Lehman and Carl Anderson from Premeire Auto, Mataya and Cody Naber, David Slavin, Steve Earnhart, Roman Sandoval (Club President). — May 17, 2019
Ed Ackerley Speaking at Republican Club Luncheon.
Appreciate being asked to be the luncheon speaker at the Pima County Republican Club meeting. Lots of great questions and input. Thanks for hosting me!
— May 14, 2019
Proud to participate in the 100th Anniversary commemoration of the American Legion! With Richard G. Fimbres Tucson City Council Ward V and Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy, Steve Delgado State Director of American Legion and Community organization including TPD bomb squad and SWAT team all honoring veterans, spouses and families.
Proud to participate in the 100th Anniversary commemoration of the American Legion! With Richard G. Fimbres Tucson City Council Ward V and Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy, Steve Delgado State Director of American Legion and Community organization including TPD bomb squad and SWAT team all honoring veterans, spouses and families. – May 11, 2019
Sorry to hear of Coach Dick Tomey’s passing. He was a great coach, mentor and friend. His support of Coaches for Charity has been unwavering. Condolences to Rich Tomey and family. — May 11, 2019
What an evening! Raised money for this incredible organization (The Catholic Foundation Diocese of Tucson) that does so much for our community. A magical evening with art from Michael Israel capturing the spirit of the Southwest and the beauty of faith.. Very moving! Proud to participate in the Cornerstone Gala with Michael Israel, Bishop Weisenburger, Ernie Nedder, Roman Campuzano, Donja Cluff, Edmund Marquez, Janice Price Davis, Ramon and Lucia Valadez, Rusty and Mary Garrett and Msgr. Tom Cahalane. — May 10, 2019
Honored to join Arizona Interscholastic Association Southern Arizona Coaches and administrators in honoring years of service of important community leaders helping high school athletes succeed in healthy competition. Pictured with my good friend Herman House, Director of Interscholastic Athletics at TUSD, and board member of luncheon presenting sponsor Coaches for Charity. Herman received a distinguished service award. — May 6, 2019
Topped off the day with the lively music of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus …celebrating 8 decades at the 80th Anniversary Pops Concert. — May 4, 2019
Kentucky Derby Event at Rillito Race Track. With ladies hat contest winner Judy Cazares who wins a weekend at White Stallion Ranch. A festive atmosphere… hundreds of people… all celebrating the first leg of the Triple Crown. A fundraiser for Rillito Park Foundation to help preserve the historic venue.  — May 4, 2019
Celebrating the opening of the Ina Road Corridor with my clients, Chuck and Gloria Gray – Gray Enterprises owners of McDonalds at Ina & Thornydale with team members Chris and Lacey Gray, Andy Hutchison, Scott Tomei and Ronald McDonald House Development Director Scott Matlick. Live radio remote with Meredith from MIXFM and the McDonald’s NASCAR Coke 400 winning car on display courtesy of Paul Diaz. — May 4, 2019
Participating in the Ina Road Block Party celebrating the opening of Ina Road with businesses along the Ina Road corridor. Pictured with Marana Mayor Ed Honea. — May 4, 2019
Meet and greet at Union Public House in St. Phillip’s Plaza — May 2, 2019
Proud to receive the University of Arizona Robert Lusch Engaging Course Award at Night of the Stars at Skyline. The award is named for Dr. Robert Lusch, former Department of Marketing chair in the Eller College of Management and a powerful mentor.
His dad owned the filling station in the late 1950s next to KTAN Radio where my father worked at the time.
I am honored to receive the award on behalf of MKT 425 Advertising Management class and the hundreds and hundreds of students in my classes over the last 30 years. The award is for engaging students inside and outside of the classroom in activities and projects that enhance their learning.
Pictured here with Dean Paulo B Goes. Thank you for the recognition and honor! Bear Down! — May 1, 2019
With the University of Arizona AdTEAM at the American Advertising Federation National Student Advertising Competition in Boulder, Colorado! Bear Down! — April 27, 2019
A very moving experience. Food for Thought at the University Arizona. A conversation for students and those from the Islamic Center of Tucson about what makes us the same, not different. Thank you to Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, University of Arizona Senior Vice President Steve Moore and Police Chief Brian Seastone, and Lynn Hourani of the Center.  Special thanks to all of the restaurants that donated food, Swire Coca Cola, AZ Lotus and to the students of University of Arizona Eller College of Management, MKT452 Advertising Management who produced the event. Pictured are students Julia Davenport director of the class and Grace Eversole event coordinator. A wonderful success to be repeated in 2020! – April 25, 2019
Happy Easter! Sunrise service at Our Mother of Sorrows – April 21, 2019

Wonderful “Friendraising” event hosted by Tom and Linda Grissom! Great meeting all of these new supporters and friends! – April 20, 2019


Proud to help sponsor and attend with some of our team the L.U.L.A.C. 30th Annual Educational Awards and Scholarship Banquet at the Doubletree. Thanks Mary and Richard Fimbres for your 30 years of service. Congratulations to Jonathan Rothschild, Shirley Scott, Mark Kerr and Jim Monaco among the award recipients. ¡Felicidades!
Honored to join Scott Stapp at AZ Lotus VIP event with Ken Kwilosz, Dee Anne Thomas, Ericka Aguilar and Gabriela Serrano at Brother John’s Meet and Greet — April 9, 2019
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and honored to participate in the press conference with Marie Fordney, Executive Director of the Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center announcing the observance. Let’s all work to keep your kids safe! — April 1, 2019
At Palo Verde Park Fest with high school classmates Sandra Saccani and Cheryl Snyder Leader. Thanks to Michelle Murray Rudder for coordinating collection of signatures in the park. — March 24, 2019
At Issues Over Easy with Tucson Metro Chamber March 22 at Hacienda Del Sol Transportation and Logistic roundtable…supporting business in Tucson!
Dr. Ed Ackerley with Kym Adair, Executive Director and Ali Farhang Founder and Chairman of the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl at press conference March 12, 2019 at Hotel Congress. The Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl is moving to New Year’s Eve 2019 at Arizona Stadium. Mid afternoon game with party to follow. Great for Tucson.
Dr. Ed Ackerley with Bruce Ash on KVOI “Inside Track” Saturday, March 9. JumpIN!
Teresa Urias, Dr. Ed Ackerley, Janet and Trevor Hare at Women of Influence 2019 Awards at Desert Diamond Casino.
88-CRIME Dinner with Jessica Moats (Vice President), Jason Moats, Dr. Ed Ackerley, Edmund Marquez, Pupak Lowther (President) and Wendy Marquez — March 3, 2018
With David Gonzalez Arizona District US Marshals – Hero of the Year Award 2019 88-CRIME DINNER.  (Ed Ackerley was the 2018 Blake Down Award Winner). — March 3, 2019
With Carl Haupt, Author – Tucson Festival of Books. Oldest man to ever climb Mount Kilimanjaro, March 2, 2019


Dr. Ed Ackerley announces the 80th Anniversary of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus at the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce–Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s final State of the City address–March 1, 2019


League of Women Voters of greater Tucson sixth annual Issues and Eggs for Breakfast forum on aging – Doubletree Hotel 3-1-2019


Left to Right: Dr. Ed Ackerley; Justin Dobbles, Sr. Production Executive HULU Los Angeles; Dee Anne Thomas, Director of Sales, Arizona Lotus, Tucson; Terry Joe Jeffrey, Coca-Cola Tucson; at Justin’s presentation for Ad Team at the University of Arizona, February 28, 2019.



Adman Ed Ackerley running for Tucson mayor

– Dylan Smith, TucsonSentinel.com



Dr. Ed Ackerley officially announces he is running for Mayor of Tucson at a gathering at the Doubletree Hotel Reid Park on February, 15, 2019.
Several members of the media covered Dr. Ed Ackerley’s announcement to run for mayor.