Lawmakers to host town hall
OLYMPIA — All three lawmakers who represent the 24th Legislative District are joining together to host a town hall meeting in Forks on March 22.
“This is a great opportunity to inform people about what happened during this year’s legislative session when it comes to creating jobs, improving health care and fully funding our public schools,” said Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim, who represents the district with Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, and Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim.
“It’s also an opportunity to hear your stories, your ideas and your comments,” Tharinger said.
The Forks town hall will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rainforest Art Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.
The 24th District covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County.
“There’s nothing like hearing directly from the folks you represent, face to face,” said Van De Wege. “Our district is one of the biggest in the state, so these town halls are a chance to get out and hear what people think.”
Chapman said he’s excited to update constituents on legislation and funding to help create rural jobs in timber and farm country, an effort he led in the House and Van De Wege led in the Senate.
“We’re blessed to live in one of the most beautiful areas on the planet,” Chapman said. “The challenge facing our families and local businesses is how to provide more opportunities and economic development, so that our sons and daughters can find work locally and raise their own families in the communities they love.”