TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke was in Tucson this weekend for an town hall meeting near the University of Arizona campus.
O’Rourke’s town hall was held Sunday, Oct. 6 at Gentle Ben’s Brewing, located at 865 E. University Blvd. It was set to run 3-5 p.m. The town hall wass hosted in conjunction with the UA Democrats and is part of a nation-wide tour in preparation for next year’s presidential election.
The event was free and open to all ages.
The former Texas legislator represented the state’s 16th Congressional District from 2016-19 and served as a council member for the City of El Paso from 2005-11.
O’Rourke openly disavows the border wall, supports a plan to bring carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 and is a opposed to “assault-style rifles.”