Sedona, AZ – Congressman Ruben Gallego announced today that he is endorsing Tom O’Halleran to represent Arizona’s First Congressional District, which stretches from Flagstaff and the Navajo Nation down to Pinal and Pima counties.
“As a former police officer and bipartisan state legislator, Tom has a unique background suited to join me in Congress and bring real results back to people of Arizona,” said Congressman Gallego. “I trust Tom will do what is right for Congressional District 1 and I look forward to serving with him.”
“I am thrilled to have the support of Congressman Rubin Gallego,” said O’Halleran. “As a U.S. Marine who served in Iraq, Ruben knows the importance of public service. I look forward to working with him to protect Social Security and Medicare, and provide additional benefits to our veterans and their families.”
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Living in Arizona’s First District for over two decades, Tom has committed himself to improving the lives of others. In 1966 he joined the Chicago Police Department where he was an officer and one of the youngest homicide investigators in the city’s history. In 1979 Tom became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) where he opened up his own business and served two terms on the board of directors. Tom is a past member of the Board for Prevent Child Abuse, Arizona, and was a founding member of Arizona’s Children’s Caucus at the legislature. Tom continued his commitment to public service during his eight years in the Arizona legislature where he built a reputation for taking on tough challenges despite the political consequences. After serving his constituents in the legislature, Tom maintained his commitment to protecting Arizona’s natural beauty as the President of Keep Sedona Beautiful and as a Chairperson on the Verde River Basin Partnership.