Seventh Legislative District residents are encouraged to participate in an upcoming telephone town hall hosted by their legislators: Sen. John Smith and Reps. Shelly Short and Joel Kretz.
The hour-long community conversation will take place Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Individuals wishing to participate should call 1-877-229-8493 on Tuesday evening and enter pin number 15429 when prompted.
“I love that while we are here in Olympia, technology can help keep us connected with the people back home,” said Smith, R-Colville. “The Seventh District consistently has some of the highest numbers of participants on these calls because our residents are involved and active in the change they want to see happen.”
Kretz, a 10-year veteran of the House of Representatives, explained the feedback received from constituents during the calls is invaluable.
“Telephone town halls offer residents the chance to ask questions, voice their opinions and share their ideas with us – and the best part is that they don’t even have to leave their houses to participate,” Kretz, R-Wauconda. “We want to make it easy for folks to stay connected and informed. And, we want folks to know our doors are always open and their feedback is critical to us doing the best job we can do while in Olympia.”
The 7th District team also hosted a tele-town hall a few weeks after this year’s legislative session began in January; however, with the regular session set to adjourn on April 28, Short, a Republican legislator from Addy, said this teleforum will give residents a review of the past four months and get their feedback on how they want to be represented.
“In order to best represent northeast Washington, we need to hear what’s working and what’s not working,” Short said. “We’ve made some good progress this session, but there is always more work that needs to be done.”