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Barber to hold 'Congress On Your Corner'

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Barber to hold 'Congress On Your Corner'

  • Barber and Giffords celebrate his CD8 election victory.
    Ross Franklin/pool/APBarber and Giffords celebrate his CD8 election victory.

New U.S. Rep. Ron Barber will hold a "Congress On Your Corner" event Saturday.

Barber was sworn in this week after winning a special election to replace Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona's 8th Congressional District.

Giffords and Barber were both shot in the Jan. 8, 2011 assassination attempt on the former congresswoman that claimed the lives of six and wounded 13, including Giffords and her former district director, now successor.

The shooting took place at a similar "Congress On Your Corner" meet-and-greet with constituents, on a Saturday morning at a Safeway on the Northwest Side.

Barber's event is slated for Saturday morning at the Safeway store at 5548 E. Grant Rd., from 9-10:30.

"This event is the first of many I will hold so that I can be accessible to all of my constituents,"  Barber said in a news release.

"I will not become isolated in Washington. My work at the Capitol will be influenced by what I hear and learn here in Arizona," he said.

What, where & when

  • Congress On Your Corner with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber
  • Safeway, 5548 E. Grant Rd. (southeast corner of East Grant and North Craycroft roads)
  • Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m.

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