On Thurs., Mar. 28, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University hosted Arizona Senator Jeff Flake as he conducted a town hall-style meeting with members of the campus and the Prescott community. Coordinated by the College Republicans Club at ERAU, this event was an excellent opportunity to participate in the democratic process and hear the Republican senator’s opinions on a wide variety of issues.
The Davis Learning Center was standing room only as involved citizens of all ages gathered for the meeting.
Topics covered during this event included many near and dear to the hearts of Arizona residents: gun control, immigration reform, and the federal deficit. Senator Flake impressed the audience with his knowledge and humility when an ERAU flight instructor asked about a federal bill that may vastly increase the number of flight hours necessary to become a flight instructor. As an important issue for many students, Senator Flake openly admitted that he didn’t know, but promised to educate himself on the bill in question.
A more in depth article will be published in our April 10 issue of Horizons.