Decorated Veteran Challenges Paul Gosar In General Election

For Immediate Release
Friday, August 19, 2022
Contact: Morgan Dick,


PHOENIX – With less than 60 days until early ballots drop in the general election, military veteran and successful businessman, David Lucier, is taking on Rep. Paul Gosar in Arizona’s redrawn Congressional District 9 running. 

After traveling his district to reach out to voters, Lucier ran a successful write-in campaign to qualify for the general election.

Lucier released the following statement: “I am running because I feel that our republic is in danger of being destroyed by extremism and corruption. Whether it’s healthcare, veterans issues, or drought relief, representative Gosar votes against his constituents every time—he’s more concerned about drawing attention to himself than about doing the hard work to provide solutions for our district.”

“The people of Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District deserve a full-time, fully engaged Representative who will lead and listen to Arizonans. I will use common sense and my decades of experience serving my fellow Arizonans to bring solutions to this district.

“As a veteran, my oath to this country came without an expiration date. I will support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. I will defend Democracy as I have done throughout the three wars in which I’ve participated. I will not turn from my lawful duties and responsibilities.”


Lucier is a Veteran of three wars. He first moved to Arizona in 1970. He graduated from ASU with honors on the GI Bill earning a degree in Political Science. He has been engaged in a wide range of community initiatives for over 25 years and was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in 2009. Lucier is the 2nd of 11 siblings, his parents were both WWII Veterans. Lucier has been advocating for Veterans at the local, state, and federal levels for over a decade and has met with great success in the areas of education, jobs, and wellness.

Military Background – US Army 5th Special Forces Group veteran with service in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia (1967-1969). Served in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 to 2008.

Civilian Background – Lucier is active in numerous community and Veteran organizations: 
Tempe Police Citizens Review Board; 
the Tempe Municipal Arts Commission;
Co-founder, Chairperson, and Board Member of Newtown Community Development Corporation;
Founder & President of the Arizona Veterans & Military Leadership Alliance;
Cofounder and board member of ASU Alumni Association;
Veterans Chapter; Member;
Board of Directors for the Veterans Heritage Project; 
Cochair of the City of Mesa Veterans Task Force, cofounder;
Boots for Our Troops Member; 
Actively led the effort to construct the Veterans Memorial in Tempe;
Member of Special Forces Association, Special Operations Association, MIKE FORCE Association, and Save the Montagnard People, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV, Vietnam Veterans of America.

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