7th District legislators to hold telephone town hall

Lawmakers from the 7th Legislative District will hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Automated phone calls will go out throughout the district, but constituents who don’t receive a phone call during the event, can themselves call (509) 213-3069 to join in.

“With a district the size of ours, and with the travel conditions and roads we have in our area, holding a telephone town hall is the best, most efficient way to reach our constituents,” said Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda.

“This is an event we look forward to each year,” said Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy. “This is our opportunity to hear from folks back home and for us to give a quick update on the issues we’re working on.”

The telephone town hall works much like a call-in radio program, with the three legislators able to take questions from participants. There will also be poll questions and an update on current events in the Legislature.

“I encourage all of our constituents to participate if they can,” said Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R- Republic. “We work for you; we’re fighting for you – for our shared values and priorities in Olympia. Touching base with you and hearing from you helps us prioritize our work.”

The 105-day 2019 legislative session is scheduled to end April 28.