Rep. Ben Ray Luján visits GRIC

August 5, 2016


Kristina Morago

Ak-Chin Runner


Voting rights, border protection and diabetes were some of the topics of discussion during a recent tribal roundtable with U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan from New Mexico, held at the Wildhorse Pass Casino & Resort on Saturday, July 9th.


Hosted by Gila River Governor Stephen Roe Lewis, he welcomed Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, Arizona District #1 Congressional candidate Tom O’Halleran, and invited tribal leaders from neighboring communities.


The two-hour lunch gathering gave leaders the opportunity to express concerns on issues and receive verbal updates from Rep. Lujan who is also the Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.


The afternoon dialogue included an introduction of candidate O’Halleran who answered questions about his platform and position on key issues facing communities.


Attending were Ak-Chin Chairman Robert Miguel, Pascua Yaqui Chairman Robert Valencia, Gila River and Salt River Council members.