CHINO VALLEY, AZ- U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Prescott) made a stop on his campaign trail this past Tuesday morning to meet with a group of veterans at the Checkered Apron coffee shop in Chino Valley.
Gosar fielded questions ranging from Benghazi to congressional travel habits, and everything in between. A subject close to the heart of all in attendance is that of healthcare benefits and treatment of veterans at VA hospitals throughout the nation.
Stressing the importance of veterans to his office, Gosar said he has set up two specialists with his staff, including Veterans Outreach Coordinator Larry Renken, based out his Prescott office.
“You’re not by yourself,” said Gosar. “One of the biggest issues we have in our district is helping vets.”
Chino Valley mayor Chris Marley, who helped coordinate the meeting, said that with Gosar’s demanding schedule, Renken’s role is extremely vital to local vets.
“It was extremely important that (Gosar) got the word to these guys about Renken today,” said Marley. “All of these guys want to talk to Gosar, but with his schedule and all the fires he has to put out, it’s not always possible to do that. That’s why Renken is such a valuable asset. These vets can contact him and he will get them taken care of, get them the right information as quickly as possible.”
Gosar, who is running unopposed in the July primary, will square off against Democrat Mike Weisser of Golden Valley in November.
Two years ago, Weisser was defeated by Gosar for the Republican-dominated 4th Congressional District.
Gosar and Renken can both be reached at 928-445-1683.
Gosars local office is located at 122 N Cortez St., Prescott, AZ