A candidate for Arizona governor expressed his desire to improve access to higher education at Arizona Western College’s main campus in Yuma on Wednesday.
Arizona Democratic Rep. Aaron Lieberman visited with AWC President Dr. Daniel Corr as well as students, faculty and staff. This appears to be the first public visit to Yuma by any of the candidates for governor in the 2022 election.
“I’ve been to Yuma several times in the last few years, but I wanted to come back as part of this run for governor to connect with the local leaders and find out what’s going on and what’s on the minds of Yumans,” Lieberman said in an exclusive interview with KAWC.
Lieberman is a state representative for Legislative District 28, which serves parts of north central Phoenix and surrounding communities. He was scheduled to visit Smith Farms in Yuma and meet with state Rep. Tim Dunn later Wednesday.
Other Democratic candidates for governor at this time are Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the former Mayor of Nogales Marco Lopez. There are six candidates on the Republican side.
Stay tuned to KAWC on Friday to hear what Rep. Lieberman said about improving access to higher education, raising K-12 teacher salaries, agriculture and the border.