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Governor candidate Garcia to address Yavapai Democrats

David Garcia

David Garcia

PRESCOTT — David Garcia, the Democratic candidate for Arizona Governor, will address the Yavapai County Democratic Party on Saturday, Sept. 29, at its annual fundraising Truman-Clinton Dinner at The Event Spot in Prescott Valley.

Garcia, a fourth–generation Arizonan, is a “Champion for Education,” according to the Arizona Republic. He works as a professor at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, previously worked in the education field as a research analyst for the Arizona State Senate and in leading the Arizona Department of Education as Associated Superintendent.

Garcia’s father was a commercial painter and Vietnam-era veteran; his mother worked at an electronics factory and raised the family. Garcia married his high school sweetheart, Lori, who he met at Mesa High School. They have two daughters, Lola and Olivia, who attend public schools in Arizona. Garcia served in the U.S. Army as an infantry marksman and went to college on the G.I. Bill, earning bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

If elected Governor, Garcia’s goals are to help Arizona establish top quality schools, good paying jobs and honest government.

Dr. David Brill, Democratic candidate for Congress in District 4, will also be a featured guest. Brill, who spent 10 years as head of primary care at the Prescott Veterans Hospital, is a family man married to Abby, with whom he raised three children, Sophie, Louisa and Noel, a U.S. Navy enlistee. Brill founded and ran three international companies before working for the VA.

The event will be catered by El Gato Azul. A silent auction, raffles and a door prize will be awarded. Cost is $85 per person or $750 for a table of 10. Reservations are being taken online at yavdem.org or call 928-541-0413. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 26.

Information provided by the Yavapai Democratic Party.