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UPDATE: Illness forces U.S. Rep. O’Halleran to cancel Nov. 9 Camp Verde Town Hall

Arizona District 1 Representative Tom O’Halleran, pictured in 2017 at the Camp Verde Community Library, will hold a town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. VVN/Bill Helm

Arizona District 1 Representative Tom O’Halleran, pictured in 2017 at the Camp Verde Community Library, will hold a town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. VVN/Bill Helm

Illness forces O’Halleran to cancel town hall

CAMP VERDE – An illness has forced Arizona District 1 Representative Rep. Tom O’Halleran to cancel his Nov. 9 Camp Verde Town Hall meeting at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.

“Due to a serious infection in his leg, Congressman O’Halleran is not able to fly to the district, meaning we have to cancel our Camp Verde town hall for now,” Kaitlin Hooker, O’Halleran's communications director said Wednesday in the email. “We were hoping he would be cleared to fly today, but has not improved enough to travel.”

Hooker also said that the town hall would be rescheduled “as soon as the congressman has time available.”

“If not this calendar year, very early next,” she said.

CAMP VERDE — Saturday at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, Tom O’Halleran will hold a town hall meeting, one of 26 such meetings in 2019 for the Arizona District 1 representative.

“Our veterans have served our country selflessly, and it is our responsibility to ensure they have access to the resources they were promised when they return home,” O’Halleran stated in an email. “I look forward to hearing from veterans in my district about their concerns and bringing those concerns to the attention of congress.”

According to Kaitlin Hooker, communications director, the 10 a.m. Nov. 9 meeting will be an opportunity for O’Halleran to address “issues with the VA, social security, Medicare, the rising cost of prescription drugs, and ensuring that veterans in rural communities have access to the same resources afforded to veterans in more urban areas.”

Anyone who cannot attend the meeting can contact O’Halleran at ohalleran.house.gov/contact, or by calling one of our four offices, at ohalleran.house.gov/contact/offices.

“Due to time constraints, Rep. O’Halleran will be only be answering questions from constituents at the town hall meeting,” Hooker said. “However, he is looking to do more town halls all over Arizona’s First Congressional District for those that cannot attend.”

O’Halleran, who had scheduled town hall meetings last weekend, has not yet traveled to Arizona, Hooker said.

“Rep. O’Halleran got very sick Thursday morning,” Hooker said. “As of now, the Camp Verde town hall [is] still set to go.”

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