Campaign calls visit a fact finding mission for the border
YUMA, Ariz. - (KECY, KYMA) Republican candidate for Arizona Governor Steve Gaynor is visiting Yuma on January 18th.
In the morning he met with Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot, and then toured the border area.
Gaynor said he would do everything in his power if elected governor to secure the border.
"We can't save the whole country, but we can save Arizona," Gaynor said.
Gaynor said while completing the wall is a priority, it's not a simple solution.
“We need to beef up our own resources in this state. DPS, the Sheriffs department, I had a great conversation with Sheriff Wilmot, and we will work with people in law enforcement all across the border," Gaynor said.
A meeting with Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls was also on the gubernatorial candidate's itinerary, expecting to speak with him about the growing community.
"Yuma is having, like a lot of Arizona, is having a spurt of growth, and we need to support that."
Statewide, Gaynor sees water security as one of the most important issues for his campaign.
"The Biden administration passed a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, and not a penny went to desalinization plants off the coast of California," Gaynor said. "The whole west is dry, we need to take pressure off the Colorado River."
Overall, Gaynor says he feels his campaign is in a good spot as we are now in the election year.
"For me, the governor position is the CEO of Arizona. And that's what I've done for 30 years." Gaynor said.
Gaynor ended his visit with a meet and greet with Yuma locals at DaBoyz Pizza.
Check out the embedded video below for our full interview with gubernatorial candidate Steve Gaynor.