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Gabbard to visit Fairfield Monday

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) delivers a nomination speech for Senator Bernie Sanders on the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) delivers a nomination speech for Senator Bernie Sanders on the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard will visit Fairfield Monday.

Gabbard, a member of the United States House of Representatives from Hawaii, will be at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center for a meet-and-greet from noon until 2:30 p.m. She will be joined by Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy.

Gabbard announced her candidacy for president on Saturday, making this her first official visit to Iowa as a presidential candidate. She was elected to the House in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s Second Congressional District. She is a member of the House Armed Services and Financial Services committees.

Gabbard served in the Army National Guard for nearly 15 years, deployed twice to the Middle East, and is one of the first female combat veterans elected to Congress. She continues to serve as a Major in the Army National Guard. Gabbard was vice chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013 until she resigned in 2016 to endorse Bernie Sanders in his bid for president.