Congressman Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona, will be in Anniston today, participating in a rally for Mallory Hagan, who is running as a Democrat for the Third Congressional District.
The Rally for Mallory will be from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Zinn Park, 101 W 14th St. in Anniston.
Congressman Ruben Gallego is the son of Hispanic immigrants. He was the first in his family to attend college, graduating from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He later joined the Marine Corps, serving in Iraq with the well-known combat unit Lima 3/25.
Congressman Gallego was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010 and served until 2014. In the Congress, Gallego has fought for issues including: education, job creation, access to higher education, veterans’ issues, and immigration reform. Congressman Gallego introduced the VETS Act, which would reduce the burden of student loan debt on veterans and has supported legislation to increase the hiring of veterans and provide additional benefits to wounded or deceased veterans and their families. He authored legislation to encourage gun dealers to be stronger community partners in the struggle against gun violence and to crack down on irresponsible gun dealers. Congressman Gallego serves as a Senior Whip for the Democratic Caucus, the Second Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Vice-Chair of the Equality Caucus. Gallego serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.
Mallory Hagan is 29 years old, grew up in Opelika, studied at Auburn University and the Fashion Institute, was Mis New York, was Miss America in 2013, and a TV news reporter in Columbus.
There also will be a reception for Mallory Hagan with Congressman Gallego on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, at 300 Chewacla Drive, in Auburn. RSVP to [email protected]
Hagan is running against incumbent Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Saks.
Hagan has accused Rogers of being soft on Russia after Rogers defended President Donald J. Trump’s (R) handling of the recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I would never have imagined a sitting U.S. president needing even a second to choose America over Russia, let alone being uncertain altogether,” Hagan said in a statement. “We need representatives who are on our side and standing up for the people of our district and our nation. I am proud to be standing up and on the side of my fellow citizens of Alabama.”
Rep. Rogers is seeking his ninth term representing Alabama’s Third Congressional District.