U.S. REP. RON BARBER SPENDS DISTRICT WORK WEEK TRAVELING THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ARIZONA
TUCSON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber will attend many events across his Southern Arizona district this week during the Fourth of July district work period.
“Washington is where I work during the week, but it is essential that I spend as much time as possible in Southern Arizona hearing from the people I represent,” Barber said today. “I take the title of ‘representative’ seriously and the only way I can represent my constituents is to hear their concerns.”
During this week, Barber will be in Tucson, Sierra Vista, Benson, Marana and Oro Valley. Among the events on Barber’s schedule are numerous Fourth of July holiday events, meetings with the mayors of three towns in his district, and a briefing on a proposed test site for unmanned aerial vehicles at the Benson airport.
Among the events on Barber’s schedule:
- A meeting today with Maj. Gen. Gregg C. Potter, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca
- Tuesday meetings with Marana Mayor Ed Honea and Vice Mayor Patti Comerford as well as Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
- A Thursday meeting with Oro Valley Mayor Satish I. Hiremath and members of the town council
- A Friday meeting with Benson city officials and others who support an effort to make Benson and the airspace in the San Pedro River Valley a national test range for civilian use of unmanned aerial systems
- A Friday meeting Tucson Fire Department Capt. Kris Blume, director of the Metropolitan Medical Response System, which works to plan and prepare for any large-scale emergency.
- A Friday meeting with Scott Rustand, a Tucsonan who is a representative of DiveHeart, a non-profit organization that offers scuba diving experiences to disabled veterans and other people who have a disability.
On the Fourth of July, Barber has a full day of holiday activities planned:
- 9 – 10:30 a.m.: Parade in Benson
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Sierra Vista holiday events at Veterans’ Memorial Park
- 3 – 4:30 p.m.: “Let Freedom Sing 2012,” Centennial Hall. University of Arizona campus.
- Evening: Fireworks at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base