Friday, February 20, 2009

Sen. Ingebrigtsen, Rep. Westrom will host town hall meetings today, Friday February 20

Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen and Representative Torrey Westrom will continue their tradition of co-hosting town hall meetings and have scheduled six events throughout District 11A on Friday, Feb. 20.
The turnout for previous town hall meetings has been great and the legislators say it’s helpful to have public input as they make their way through the current legislative session. Everyone is welcome to attend.
“A big town hall topic last year was the gas tax,” Westrom said. “There probably will be a lot of economic talk this time around as we travel the district. People likely will want to address the state’s budget deficit and offer suggestions as we work toward a solution.”
Regardless of the topic, these town meetings provide a casual setting. “We enjoy speaking face to face with local folks to get a real grass-roots feel of what’s on people’s minds,” Ingebrigtsen said. “Area citizens seem to appreciate the chance to talk about what is most important to them; it doesn’t matter how large or small the issue is.”
Rep. Westrom can be reached at the Capitol by calling 651-296-4929 or 800-711-2620, and by email at

• Town hall meeting schedule:
Friday, Feb. 20
TIME/LOCATION: 7- 8 a.m. The Cattle Club, Elbow Lake. 9 - 10 a.m. at the Federated Telephone Cooperative, Chokio. 10:30- 11:30 a.m. at Detoy’s Family Restaurant, Morris. 12:20 - 1:20 p.m. at Anderson’s Dew Drop Inn, Hoffman. 2 - 3 p.m. at Mac’s Diner, Evansville. 4:00 at City Hall in Alexandria.

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