O’Halleran Marathons Across Arizona

April 13, 2021
Press Release
Congressman travels over 2,000 miles meeting with First District families

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) returned to Washington, D.C. following a marathon two-week tour of Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“This district work period, we hit the ground running and met with hundreds of Arizonans to hear about the issues facing their communities and learn what is needed from the federal government,” said O’Halleran. “From Page all the way down Oro Valley, the needs of no two families are the same. It’s my job to meet with them, hear their concerns, and bring those voices back to the table in Washington to find solutions.”

Over the two-week district work period, O’Halleran visited 22 cities and towns, 4 Native Nations, and 7 vaccine distribution and health care sites to meet with over 20 businesses, organizations, advocacy groups, and more. Traversing a landmass larger than the state of Illinois, O’Halleran and his team drove over 2,000 miles, spending over 38 hours in the car. During his time in the state, O’Halleran presented 3 Congressional Commendations and spoke with hundreds of Arizonans.

Watch and share a wrap-up video of his tour, HERE. View and share photos, HERE.

“With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, Arizona families, businesses, schools, and health care systems have received new support and resources, and our state’s vaccination rates are soaring in the right direction,” continued O’Halleran. “I’m looking forward to returning for our next district work period, meeting with the folks we weren’t able to see this time, and learning what our communities need next.”

Under the American Rescue Plan, the state of Arizona was allocated $7.6 billion in direct aid.

First District families interested in following O’Halleran’s events can subscribe to his e-newsletter, HERE.