Local legislators will be holding two town hall sessions series the next two Fridays.
Senator Torrey Westrom [R-Elbow Lake] and Representative Jeff Backer [R-Browns Valley] will hold a series of town hall listening sessions throughout House District 12A on Friday, February 17, 2017.
“The 2017 legislative session has had a fast start, yet there is much to accomplish,” said Sen. Westrom. “These town hall meetings allow for constituents to discuss their ideas and concerns in-person, ultimately shaping legislation. This is a direct line of communication with constituents and I strongly encourage folks to attend and share their priorities for the legislature.”
“The most important job that we do as legislators is listen to the voices of our constituents,” added Rep. Backer. “There has been a lot of good things already accomplished these first few weeks of session, but there is work left to be done. I look forward to hearing more about what the people of our area feel is important for us, the legislature, to accomplish in 2017.”
The town halls are open to the public and free of charge. The day will go as follows:
Elbow Lake Community Center
119 Central Ave N
Breckenridge City Hall
420 Nebraska Ave
Wheaton Community Library
901 1st Ave N
Morris Public Library
102 E 6th St
Starbuck Community Center
307 E 5th St
Senator Westrom will join Representative Paul Anderson [R-Starbuck] will hold a series of town hall listening sessions throughout House District 12B on the following Friday, February 24.
“Not only are town hall meetings direct lines of communication with constituents, but they allow us to hear and discuss issues in-person, ultimately shaping legislation,” said Sen. Westrom. “I strongly encourage folks to attend and share their priorities for the legislature.”
“It always is productive to meet with people we represent and hear what they have to say about the issues,” added Rep. Anderson. “The feedback we receive at these meetings will help us continue doing our best to represent the people of our area as we face important decisions at the Capitol.”
The schedule is as follows:
Pope County Courthouse
130 E Minnesota Ave
320 Oak Street S
Melrose City Center
225 1st St NE