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Arizona COVID-19 victim's daughter to be guest at first 2020 presidential debate

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 14:36:41-04

The daughter of an Arizona man who died from coronavirus complications is headed to the first 2020 Presidential Debate as Joe Biden's special guest.

Kristin Urquiza of San Francisco was named as one of Biden's debate guests for Tuesday's debate. She first shared her story at the Democratic National Convention after losing her dad in June.

His obituary read: "...His death is due to the carelessness of the politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of brown bodies through a clear lack of leadership, refusal to acknowledge the severity of this crisis, and inability and unwillingness to give clear and decisive direction on how to minimize risk.”

Urquiza said he was 65 years old and had no underlying health conditions.

According to Biden's campaign, Urquiza co-founded the awareness campaign "Marked by COVID" and is an environmental advocate.

She will be joined by a small business owner and a United Steel Workers member, both from Ohio, who were also named as special guests Tuesday.