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Presidential candidate Swalwell to visit Fairfield

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, and he will visit Fairfield Monday night.

Swalwell will speak from 6-8 p.m. that day at the Cambridge building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Swalwell will be joined by guest speaker Cameron Kasky. Kasky is an advocate against gun violence, who helped organize the March for Our Lives nationwide student protest in March 2018. Kasky survived the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people died and 17 others were injured.

Swalwell said this will be his first visit to Fairfield, and the second time he has done a town hall meeting with Kasky.

“I’m eager to hear from the people of Fairfield about what we can do to end gun violence in Iowa and across America,” Swalwell said. “Ending gun violence is my top priority. We need to put safety measures in place to protect us in our schools, churches and the places in our community where we gather.”