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NEWS .............. 6 West Valley Mavericks shop with needy children

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Goodyear mayor looks back on McCain friendship By Steven Solomon

When it was announced last year that U.S. Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, said the average survival for a malignant glioblastoma patient getting treatment is a little more than a year. McCain died 13 months later, on August 25, with his wife, Cindy, and their family at his side, according to his U.S. Senate webpage. On August 29, he lay in state at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, followed by a private, formal ceremony inside the Rotunda of the Arizona State Capitol. The next day, Arizona National Guard personnel carried McCain by motorcade in a public procession to the North Phoenix Baptist Church. One of those who attended a memorial service August 30 at the church was Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. She met McCain in 1973 when McCain attended a party thrown by the best man at her wedding, an Air Force fighter pilot who had been recently released as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. McCain, a U.S. Naval aviator, was a fellow prisoner of war, having been shot down in 1967 while on his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam.

First meeting

“He and my husband engaged in con-

Sen. John McCain approached Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord to be in a commercial with him for his last election campaign. It was used through the entire campaign. (Photo courtesy Georgia Lord)

versations discussing the Vietnam connection,” Lord said, explaining that her husband had been an Air Force fighter pilot

who flew with a squadron off the Hanoi

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West Valley voters cast their ballots for primary By Aliyah Chavez Voters across the state, including the West Valley, hit the polls for the August 28 primary election, looking to elect candidates in various races. The ballots included races for the Democratic and Republican nominees for the District 8 U.S. Congressional representative; Litchfield Park mayor; and city council representatives in Avondale, Buckeye, Litchfield Park and Tolleson.

Browse below by race and city to learn more about unofficial election results as released by the Maricopa County Recorder.

U.S. Congressional Representative, District 8

The Republican nominee for the U.S. Congressional Representative in District 8 race included incumbent Debbie Lesko and newcomer Sondra Dowling. Lesko won the Republican nomination, accord-

ing to election results. As of press time, Lesko had 56,505 votes (76.9 percent) and Dowling had 16,733 votes (22.77 percent). The Democratic nominee for the U.S. Congressional Representative in District 8 race included one candidate, Hiral Tipirneni. Election results show she won the

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