On Tuesday night congressional candidate David Brill stopped by Arcosanti to address the community about his campaign. Dr. Brill, who spent ten years as head of Primary Care at the Veterans Administration, is running on the Democratic ticket. If he manages to win the primary where he is opposed by Delina DiSanto, then he will have an uphill battle to dethrone incumbent Rep. Paul Gossar who has served in the 4th district for the past five years.
Dr. Brill is hoping that a rising “Democratic wave” of millennials and Republican’s disillusionment with Gossar’s obstructionist actions in Washington will help carry him in what is traditionally a heavily conservative district. Many of Dr. Brill’s stances seem to have been crafted to have a broad appeal; immigration reform, smart gun control policies, and the goal of repealing Citizens United all have the potential to speak to a diverse and frustrated constituency.
His address to the community took place during Community Council. He spent twenty minutes speaking on his background and political beliefs before taking questions from those in attendance.
(photos Sophie Brill and text by Tim Bell)