By Nick Sestanovich
Students at Anna Kyle Elementary School in Fairfield gained a whole lot of civic knowledge when Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, stopped by Wednesday morning to answer questions on the political process.
Garamendi, whose congressional district includes Fairfield and Vacaville, visited area schools that morning to host conversations on educational policy and civic engagement with the youth of Fairfield. The congressman began his tour by visiting Anna Kyle, where students in third through fifth-grade came prepared to ask him their burning questions on government, a topic they were studying in social studies.
An introduction was delivered by Principal Steve Philips, who recognized local dignitaries in attendance, including Kris Corey, the superintendent of Fairfield-Suisun Unified School Distrct; and Judi Honeychurch, vice president of the Fairfield-Suisun school board. He then turned the microphone over to third-grade teacher Thomas Warsaw, who spearheaded Garamendi’s visit.