Varney And Company: Sunday’s Comic

Robert D. Ramirez Vantage West Credit Union, Mike Varney Tucson Metro Chamber, Larry Lucero UNS Energy Corporation

Sanchez Missive Earns Varney “A Dark Day In Tucson” Response

The unusual relationship between the Tucson Unified School District and the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce took an odd twist last week, when the Chamber’s president and CEO, Mike Varney, penned an emotional letter in defense of TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez.

In his letter, Varney, who claims to represent the business community, called the forced resignation of Sanchez “regrettable.” Varney claimed that Sanchez did not resign, but was “railroaded by three members of the board.”

Over time, Varney has made several suspect claims about the Chamber and District. A cursory scan of the Metro Chamber’s membership clearly shows that Varney represents primarily the area’s nonprofit and corporate business sectors rather than the for-profit small to medium business that drive Tucson’s economy. It is also small to medium businesses owners that disproportionally send their children to TUSD, and hire the District’s graduates.

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3 Comments on "Varney And Company: Sunday’s Comic"

  1. Nice to read of the shenanigans of these folks but it’s Pima County and they are protected by the good-ole-boys so nothing will ever come of it. I hope it does but I’m not holding my breath.

  2. Taxpayer and voter | March 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm |

    Varney is a total hack for the political elite. His board clearly is in on it too. The community shouldn’t do business with Their companies. The board members are volunteers and don’t like negative press. Their like rats on a sinking ship. You hit them where it hurts the most. In their wallets. If your a chamber member drop iout now!

  3. Small business owner | March 20, 2017 at 6:03 am |

    Any business member of the chamber that thinks Varneys got their back is not paying attention to the anti business nonsense that comes out of his mouth. Varney likes higher taxes and Big Government programs. And clearly he doesn’t care about the teachers or the kids in TUSD. All he preaches was continuity when the status quo was broken. Send this blowhard packing.

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