On Monday, July 2, 2012, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, 5th District, U.S House of Representatives, held a “Meet and Greet” campaign stop in the parking lot of her Colville, WA, office from 12:30-2:00. All citizens were invited and refreshments and snacks were served.
A variety of supporters arrived including senior citizens, military veterans, business people, farmers and registered voters who wanted an opportunity to speak with the Congresswoman in person. Local elected officials and current candidates for local office were also present. Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers brought Mr. Jeremy Deutsch, her Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C., Mr. Richard Leland, her District Director, Spokane, WA, and Mr. Mike Poulson, her Deputy District Director, Spokane, WA, so they would also be available to answer questions from the public.
Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers arrived early and spoke to all the people in small groups. She answered concerns they wanted to bring to her attention.
Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers addressed many diverse issues with the public but the prevalent question seemed to be about the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers has the difficult task of campaigning in 12 counties but she plans to make herself available to all voters as much as possible. Mr. Deutsch stated, “The voters need to be reminded the Congresswoman grew up and was raised in a rural area and she will continue to fight for rural programs”. There was no mention of when the next campaign event might occur.
In This Photo: U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited Colville on July 2. Photo by Mike Brunson