ICYMI: Lieberman Speaks At Arizona Western College Event, Recognized As First 2022 Gubernatorial Candidate To Visit Yuma

September 2, 2021
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ICYMI: Lieberman Speaks At Arizona Western College Event, Recognized As First 2022 Gubernatorial Candidate To Visit Yuma

PHOENIX - On Wednesday, Representative Aaron Lieberman and candidate for Arizona Governor visited Arizona Western College in Yuma for a roundtable discussion on higher education. Running as the education governor, Lieberman had the opportunity to speak at length about the state of education in Arizona and what his plans would be as governor.

In an exclusive interview at the event with KAWC reporter Victor Calderon, Lieberman said, “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.” 

Key Takeaways from the Interview:
  • This appears to be the first public visit to Yuma by any of the candidates for governor in the 2022 election.
  • [Lieberman] expressed his desire to improve access to higher education at Arizona Western College’s main campus in Yuma on Wednesday.
  • [Lieberman] visited with AWC President Dr. Daniel Corr as well as students, faculty, and staff.
Rep. Aaron Lieberman is a state representative for Legislative District 28, a social entrepreneur, and a candidate for Arizona Governor. After seeing first-hand the effectiveness and success of early childhood intervention programs, Aaron launched Jumpstart, a national nonprofit to ensure all children had the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.  To date, more than 50,000 college students have served, working with more than 100,000 children and earning over $200 million in scholarships through AmeriCorps. Later, he founded Acelero Learning to close the achievement gap for Head Start children. Impacting over 40,000 kids every day, children enrolled in Acelero’s programs make gains at nearly three times the national average. Aaron was born and raised in Arizona. He and his wife live in Phoenix, where they’re raising their two sons. Aaron’s daughter is studying history at Yale, his alma mater.
For more information, please visit aaron4az.com. Follow Aaron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram at @aaron4az.