Fourth District lawmakers to hold telephone town hall Feb. 24

Rep. Matt Shea, Rep. Bob McCaslin and Sen. Mike Padden, all R-Spokane Valley, are inviting citizens from throughout the 4th District to join them Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., for a telephone town hall meeting.

The 4th District lawmakers are in Olympia attending the 2016 legislative session. The telephone town hall format is much like a radio talk show during which callers ask questions and legislators provide answers, along with an update of the session.

“It’s difficult for us to get together in the district on the other side of the state during this busy time of session in Olympia. So we’ve found this is the next best outreach tool to talk with citizens and get their viewpoints,” said Shea. “It’s convenient because people can listen and participate from the comfort of their own homes, and we can hear about the concerns on people’s minds and answer their questions.”

“I’m looking forward to sitting down with Representative Shea and Senator Padden to answer questions from the folks back home,” said McCaslin. “These telephone town halls provide a great opportunity for us to hear their input on a variety of issues, which is critical for us to be able to do our jobs in the most effective way possible.”

“We’ll have a lot to talk about at this town hall meeting. Right now I’m overseeing an investigation of the Department of Corrections’ improper early release of dangerous felons, accountability of state agencies has become a major concern, and there are a number of other important issues that directly affect the 4th Legislative District,” said Padden.

To participate, citizens are asked to call (509) 703-4657 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 24. Once connected, callers may ask a question by pressing the STAR (*) key on their telephone keypads. People may also listen to the event online at: – Enter PIN 375366.

For more information, contact Rep. Shea at (360) 786-7984, Rep. McCaslin at (360) 786-7820 or Sen. Padden at (360) 786-7606.

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Rep. Matt Shea:
Rep. Bob McCaslin:
Sen. Mike Padden:
Washington State House Republican Communications
461 John L. O’Brien Building
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
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