Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley will kick of 2020 with 12 town halls across Southern and Central Oregon, beginning Thursday in Sutherlin.
His Central Oregon town halls will happen on Saturday.
According to Merkley’s office, he will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., and answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.
“Hearing from Oregonians across the state is critical to doing my job,” Merkley said. “From tackling Sudden Oak Death, to big investments in rural broadband, to making sure small ports get dredged, the ideas and priorities I hear about in town halls wind up as the solutions I fight to get into federal law. I look forward to these discussions about how we can strengthen our state and our nation.”
Since joining the Senate in 2009, Merkley has held a town hall in each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year. This upcoming string of events will include his 400th town hall as a U.S. senator.
He’ll meet with the public at Redmond’s Ridgeview High School on Saturday January 4th at 9 a.m.; the Madras Performing Arts Center at 12 p.m. and the Barnes Butte Elementary School in Prineville at 3 p.m.
He wraps up Saturday’s events at 6:30 p.m. with a town hall at the Mitchell School.