When I’m traveling around Arizona with my wife Gabby Giffords, many of you come up to say hello. And a lot of you tell us your concerns and your ideas. What I’m struck by is that all of us, no matter what our political leanings or where in the state we come from —  we’re all concerned about the same things: being able to afford health care for our families, providing our kids with the education and the opportunities they deserve, whether wages are going to keep up with  increasing costs, if the Social Security and Medicare that you have paid into and earned are going to be there when you retire.

Washington isn’t addressing these big problems in a way that helps working people in Arizona. Partisanship keeps politicians from finding solutions, and all of the money in our political system keeps politicians from being accountable to the people they’re supposed to represent.

I never expected to be here. Gabby was always the member of Congress in the family, and the person who taught me everything I know about how to use policy to improve people’s lives. I bring a different set of experiences to the table than most in Washington. Seeing the challenges that we face as a state and a country, I know I can put these experiences to use to make a difference in the lives of people here in Arizona.





Growing up, Tom O'Halleran was taught the value of hard work and  honesty in serving his community. It is no surprise he took these lessons and joined the Chicago Police Department where he was commissioned as one of the youngest homicide detectives in the city's history. He served with distinction — receiving countless commendations and awards for his work to serve and protect his community.

Following his service, Tom became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and opened his own small business. As a member of the board of directors, he chaired the finance, floor operations, and planning committees. His work gave the Board of Trade a vision for the future.

Never one to rest, Tom took on public service once again upon retiring to Arizona and served three consecutive terms in the Arizona House of Representatives and one term in the Senate.Tom used his eight years in the legislature to take on tough challenges and make the right decisions for his constituents, regardless of the political implications. For Tom, it is about the people he serves, not his title.

Tom and his wife, Pat, live in unincorporated Yavapai County. They have been married for over 48 years and have three children and four grandchildren.





Eva Putzova (/ˈe/ /vä/ /ˈpüt/ /zō/ /ˈvä/) was born and raised in Slovakia and made Flagstaff, Arizona her home in 2000. She started her professional career in the renewable energy sector and, in 2003, began working in higher education.

In addition to earning her master’s degree from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, Eva completed leadership programs at Harvard University and Cornell University. In 2015, she received an Arizona Woman of Vision Award from the Arizona Women’s Conference and in 2017, the Eleanor Roosevelt Award given annually by the Coconino County Democratic Party for demonstrating democratic values in her service to the community.