The second round between Congresswoman Debbie Lesko and Hiral Tipirneni will be decided in November.
But first, the candidates for Congressional District 8 are looking to meet with residents of the West Valley.
Ms. Tipirneni, the Democrat who finished 6 percentage points behind Ms. Lesko in April’s special election to replace Trent Franks, has already began her Town Hall series with a meeting in Goodyear Sept. 11.
Now, her eyes are set on the Northwest Valley.
She will be in Sun City at the Masonic Lodge, 18810 N. 107th Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 for her second Town Hall event.
According to her campaign, some of the issues to be discussed include healthcare, education, and retirement security.
“Problem solving begins with listening to people,” Ms. Tipirneni stated in a release. “These town halls continue my campaign’s commitment to engage with voters and discuss real solutions to the issues that affect their daily lives.”
Residents can contact her campaign at 623-229-5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipirneni Town Halls
Sept. 25, 6 to 8 p.m., Anthem Civic Building, Community Room, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem 85086
Oct. 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 17540 Avenue of the Arts, Surprise 85378
Oct. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Sonoran Plaza, Sage Brush Room, 19789 N. Remington Drive, Surprise
Ms. Lesko recently announced mobile office hours in Peoria and Surprise. While the congresswoman won’t be available, CD8 residents seeking assistance with social security, Medicare, veteran and military issues, or other federal agencies can meet with a member of her staff.
It is unknown if Ms. Lesko will have any town hall events similar to Ms. Tipirneni’s.
Back in August, Heather Smith, a Lesko spokeswoman, said when Congress is not in session and Ms. Lesko is back in Arizona, where she lives with her husband in Peoria. The congresswoman is usually out and about in CD8 visiting with constituents, local groups, businesses, schools, and other places of interest in communities across the district.
That month, ahead of the primary election, Ms. Lesko appeared at several schools in the West Valley, seeing first-hand the curriculum in classrooms and visiting with students, teachers, and faculty.
With education among her top priorities, she discussed a number of federal issues with school leaders, as well as her recently introduced bill in Congress to give states more flexibility when it comes to education, which would allow them to set their own policies free from federal mandates.
Residents can contact Ms. Lesko via phone at 623-878-9761 or 623-512-9281, or by email at Debbie@DebbieLeskoForCongress.com.
Lesko Mobile Hours (10 a.m. to noon each day)
Thursday, Sept. 20 – Peoria Development and Community Services Building Benchmark Room, 9875 N. 85th Ave., Peoria 85345
Thursday, September 27 – Surprise City Hall Council Overflow Room, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise