Delina DiSanto

Democrat Delina DiSanto is challenging U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, for his congressional seat representing the Kingman area in the 2022 election.

KINGMAN — Running for the seat of the recently censured U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Prescott), Delina DiSanto, a Democrat, wants to represent all Arizonans in Congressional District 4.

Finding solutions for housing, health care and jobs is how DiSanto designs to win the next election.

“And I would think that Congressional District 4 and all Arizonans would want to have a representative in Congress that’s ethical, respectful, truthful and work for them,” DiSanto said, adding “not having somebody be immature and play games, and then now causing, I think, more violence with his (Gosar’s) rhetoric.”

DiSanto ran against Gosar in 2020, and she wants to be a voice in Congress that helps benefit Arizonans following his actions around the Jan. 6 riot and his recent censuring.

DiSanto said the video depicting violence that led Gosar to be censured was a last straw. She explained the taxpayers deserve better and their money should not be used to promote violence. Instead, she wants a productive person to take his place.

If elected, she plans on addressing a variety of issues for rural Arizonans including affordable housing.

Part of quality of life is having housing, which includes helping the homeless. Along with affordable housing, homeless people also deserve access to health care, particularly mental health care, she said.

“So that’s why we need to have a Medicare plan and expand health care so that it includes mental health so that we can get them back on track, and then be able to give them affordable housing and make them feel good about themselves to go out to work,” DiSanto said.

DiSanto also discussed having affordable housing throughout the district for veterans. She also said veterans need to have access to health care.

“I believe that every veteran has the right to health care,” DiSanto said. “If they put their life on the line, they have the right to health care, and so we should be fighting for them to be able to have their health care at all times. And we’re not doing that.”

DiSanto, a registered nurse, also said we need a health care plan that works for everyone.

“I believe in a Medicare plan. I mean, I don’t believe in Medicare for all taking any commercial insurance away from you that you like, but be able to have a choice that you can choose a Medicare plan that’s affordable for you per your salary, and so that you are always having some type of insurance to be able to cover for you,” DiSanto said.

For working rural Arizonans, DiSanto said jobs are a priority for her. She wants to raise the wages for her district and find jobs that benefit local communities and fight climate change. DiSanto said the recently approved federal infrastructure bill gives her hope about seeing more jobs in the district.

“The construction jobs that are going to be created, these climate-related jobs, manufacturing jobs, those are the kinds of things that we need to have, and it will create a higher quality of life for the people in Congressional District 4. And that’s what I’m going for,” DiSanto said. “They need to go back to work, they need to feel that there’s hope out there and not the misery of the hate and the division that’s being created.”

DiSanto said it’s important to her to talk one-on-one with residents of her district to understand what issues they’re facing. During a time of division, she wants to find common ground to work for Arizonans on a multitude of issues.

“We may not agree on every single issue, but let’s find out what the kitchen table issues are that I will fight for,” she said.

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simon1dog

Gosar will be back for another term. Why waste the diss words.

SedonaBob

simple - As long as Arizona is controlled by myopic morons who still support a twice-impeached, lying, POS it is highly likely they will continue to vote for un-American racist fools like Gosar.

hvnfun

A true trumper!

https://apple.news/A6JWhAuzzQ1aqeWW63mQOjg

simon1dog

Gosar is a blessing to Mohave County and the USA. He's a real conservative republican and not a white supremist supporter that some uninformed Democrats try to paint him as. Gosar must stay for the good of our country...

HavasuGuy

Gosar is a curse on Mohave County. Just list one thing he has done for the betterment of our county. He is just an old used up lapdog for tRUMP...

ML

You are absolutely correct HG! [thumbup]

SedonaBob

“Gosar is a blessing to Mohave County and the USA.”

Let’s just look at a small part of the record that offers proof Gosar is a total embarrassment -

1) Following the white supremacist rally and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia Gosar suggested that the gathering was, in fact, "created by the left" and organized by "an Obama sympathizer," both bald-faced lies. He also suggested that George Soros, the liberal billionaire, had something to do with funding the neo-Nazi rally. "You know George Soros is one of those people that actually helps back these individuals," more lies.

2) The day after Arizona Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, a text was sent to Gov. Doug Ducey expressing Gosar’s interest in being appointed to the seat. "To anyone who uses this as an opportunity to speculate or fan the rumor mill: Washington DC's obsession with this when there is no issue to be discussed is disgraceful,".

3) When several Democrats announced their plans to bring "Dreamers" -- children of undocumented immigrants born in the United States -- to then-President Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech, Gosar asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions as well as the Capitol Police to "consider checking identification . . . and arresting any illegal aliens in attendance."

4) In a 2018 congressional hearing with former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Gosae said, "This morning I watched -- by the way I'm a dentist. I read body language very well."

5) In 2018, six of Gosar's nine siblings appeared in ads for his Democratic opponent. "Paul's absolutely not working for his district," one of his brothers said in the commercial. In response, Gosar offered up this: "These disgruntled Hillary suppporters (sic) are related by blood to me but like leftists everywhere, they put political ideology before family. Lenin, Mao and Kim Jung (sic) Un would be proud."

6) In September, Gosar, who has been a fierce backer of Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen, called for a re-run of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona. "My suggestion is that we actually have some hearings and look over this batch and set a new election for Biden and Trump before the end of the year," he said.

ML

Gosar is in serious need of a mental evaluation, stat!

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HavasuGuy

What has Gosar actually done while in office for Mohave County and his constituents?

deaton

Simon, maybe Paul won’t run again in 2022? I personally hope that he doesn’t. In my opinion he was certainly being “stupid in a no stupid zone” by posting that cartoon, however, if he’s the only candidate running against a Dimocrat for AZ 4th congressional district I’ll for sure vote for him!!! [thumbup][wink][smile] Deaton

ML

I cannot believe you publicly said that! Gosar is an [censored]

HavasuGuy

Gosar is an embarrassment to Mohave County. There are real conservative republicans that aren't white supremist supporters in our county that should run for the office, otherwise we're going to see a democrat elected. Gosar must go...

ML

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1502

You know why China is ahead of U S in manufacturing! Gosar does nothing to help. China is a world power and will continue move ahead while politicians lie and and put out crazy videos.

ML

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Too old for this

Actually, they are not ahead of us yet. But, they own the Biden family, so it is just a matter of time before their trade agreements will be re-written and they will surely become the leader.

What do you propose Gosar do in order to stop Chinese manufacturing? He is but one person, in the minority party in the House. Why not look at how little Pelosi has done to help control China?

SedonaBob

"Why not look at how little Pelosi has done to help control China?" Yes let's look at HOW MUCH Speaker Pelosi is doing to control China.

Pelosi is likely to combine a group of bills House committees have crafted to confront China economically into her own package, aiming to reconcile it with the Senate version in a conference committee.

The House package is likely to be anchored by the Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act (H. 3524), a broad bill that aims to economically confront China. That bill was advanced by the House Foreign Affairs Committee this month by a party line 25-22 vote.

Democrats want Trade Adjustment Assistance, an expired program to help the victims of offshoring, reauthorized in the final bill.

Pelosi will not push President Joe Biden to negotiate a new broad trade deal in Asia along the lines of the Trans-Pacific Partnership any time soon. Like the Section 301 exclusion issue, the speaker wants to give the administration time to complete its China review, which is ongoing at the White House and the Office of the US Trade Representative, with no end date set.

simon1dog

Joe Nobody - [thumbup]

Third Eye

Looking forward to hearing her speak and hopefully voting for her.

ML

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simon1dog

Quote: "She wants to raise the wages for her district and find jobs that benefit local communities and fight climate change." End quote. With no catalytic converter that "Hog" is a big polluter. Kind of like Al Gore and his 'green dream' while he flies about the country on a private jet. These Democrats don't have a clue. All talk!

simon1dog

She has zero chance of beating Paul Gosar: American Patriot. True flag waving Arizonians stand behind him.

Joe Nobody

Simon, Think you're going to hook anyone with that obvious troll post? Fishing for BigBobs, today?

simon1dog

Caught him. Again. I always toss back for another day :-)

XXX

Bigbob the hate monger of Havasu spewing lies and hate. Where’s your proof all Republicans are racist? Comments like that are driven by absolute hatred and bigotry.

Joe Nobody

Simon, OK; LOL!

ML

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