Tucson defense contractor David Crowe is eying a run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
Crowe, the president and co-founder of Tucson Embedded Systems, announced on his website that he opened an exploratory committee for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. Crowe hasn’t yet filed any paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, but started a website and Twitter account for his prospective campaign.
“The problems facing Arizona and the United States have never been as challenging as they are today. For the first time in history, we see our children’s opportunities diminishing, no longer as strong and bright as the opportunities we have enjoyed during our lives,” Crowe wrote on his campaign website. “Because of these current challenges, I am raising money to help explore the possibility of running for the United States Senate.”
According to his website, Crowe is a Yuma native and University of Arizona graduate who worked at Tucson-based E-Systems before starting his own company. Tucson Embedded Systems provides equipment and engineering services to aerospace and defense companies.
The Democratic field for the Senate race has shaped up slowly, but Crowe is one of at least two Democrats openly exploring a run. Former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens, an attorney with the law firm Snell & Wilmer, is also considering a run for the open Senate seat.