Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea
GREG WALDEN gestures during his previous town hall, in November 2014.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) holds his first town hall meetings in 2015 beginning on Saturday, with events scheduled in seven counties: Hood River, Wasco, Umatilla, Wallowa, Union, Baker, and Malheur.
The Hood River and Wasco County meetings will be Saturday, 8 to 9 a.m. at Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Drive, and 10:30 to 11 at Fort Dalles Readiness Center, 402 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles.
“These town hall meetings are another way I keep in close touch with the concerns of Oregonians, along with regular telephone town halls, via Facebook, Twitter, and, of course, mail and email. They help me develop my ‘to do’ list to take back to Washington, D.C. each week. I look forward to answering questions from the public and giving an update on local and national issues, including growing jobs in Oregon’s rural communities, reforming federal lands policy, and standing up for America’s veterans,” Walden said.
Walden will give an update on bipartisan legislation to grow the economy and create jobs in America, including two bipartisan bills passed by the House last week to help veterans find jobs and lift burdens on American workers and small businesses.
In 2014, Walden held 25 town hall meetings, at least one in all 20 counties of Oregon’s Second District.