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Martha McSally and Ron Barber
Today Ron Barber invited Martha McSally to join him in two debates in Southern Arizona. One debate will be hosted by the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce and the other by Arizona Public Media, giving Southern Arizonans in both Cochise and Pima Counties, the opportunity to hear straight from the candidates.
Arizona race for governor
Republican Martha McSally thought she had won a seat in Congress two years ago. Before all the votes were counted in her race against Democratic incumbent Ron Barber, McSally jetted off to Washington, D.C., for freshman orientation.
In Oro Valley, the Primary Election (Aug. 26 election day) is the first round of voting where all initial candidates have the potential to receive votes in order to advance to the General Election or win outright. Registered voters will select a candidate for each open seat, and in the case of this year’s local election, residents will select one candidate for the open Mayoral seat and three candidates for the three open Councilmember seats. If the candidates do not win outright, then the candidates receiving the highest amount of votes candidates per remaining open seat) move on to the General Election (Nov. 4 election day). Oro Valley has non-partisan elections, which means that candidates are elected regardless of their political affiliation.
While Congress is in Washington debating President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend more than $3 billion to address the immigration crisis the nation is currently facing, and Republicans argue that border security measures need to be taken immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services is still struggling to find housing for the more than 65,000 immigrant children that have entered the U.S. from Central America over the last year.
The ballot set to run in the August Primary Election took shape in Arizona on May 28, as candidates worked to submit the required signatures to officially run.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of committee last week. Besides working to save the A-10 program, Barber worked to defeat a proposal to save the 1-285th Attack/Reconnaissance Battalion at Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana.
The tape is slowly being stripped away as each new advertisement appears on television, and yes, we all know that in the months to come, the gloves will come off in the political arena.
WASHINGTON – Pam Simon said she remembers only part of what happened that January day in the parking lot of a Tucson supermarket.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has urged Tesla Motors to build its new 6,500-job battery factory in Southern Arizona, citing the research expertise of the University of Arizona, the area’s transportation facilities and quality of life and a workforce that is diverse and well-educated.
As questions loom over the fate of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet, the Pima County Board of Supervisors announced its position against recommended cuts by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to retire the base’s most popular fighter jet.
Congressman steps up his years-long fight to keep crucial troop-protection aircraft in the air
WASHINGTON – Born and raised in Arizona, fresh out of law school and married, Rachel Winkler said she didn’t worry at first about the rigors of having a spouse in the military.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has acted to spur research into preventing suicides – an especially troubling problem in Arizona which has a suicide rate almost 30 percent above the national average with one person dying by suicide every eight hours.
Congressman Ron Barber waves to the people lining the streets for the parade.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber is inviting Southern Arizona high school students to submit artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber works to bring financial certainty to Southern Arizona counties and to increase funding for preventing and fighting devastating wildfires.
Legislation cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, which will help address the significant claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been signed into law by the president.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, a national leader in the effort to increase mental health service and treatment, today applauded an announcement of expanded funding for people living with mental illness.
As businessman Jim Click finished a spirited conversation with a young, disabled man at the DREAM Job Fair on Wednesday morning, he shook his hand, and turned away with tears in his eyes.