Newly re-elected U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, who has vowed to hold at least one town hall meeting in each county in Oregon every year he has served in the Senate since 1996, has announced 11 such sessions this month, culminating with an appearance in Oregon City.
Wyden shared dates for the upcoming in-person town hall meetings between January 7 and January 20 in Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Clackamas, Linn, Lane, Polk, Marion, Yamhill, Multnomah and Washington counties.
Before this month, Wyden had held 1,027 town halls statewide in fulfillment of his pledge.
“Keeping my promise to hold annual town halls for each of our state’s 36 counties has been key to my public service, and I very much look forward to kicking off 2023 by resuming my in-person town halls with these open-to-all gatherings around Oregon,” Wyden said in a press release.
“Town halls provide all Oregonians the opportunity to shorten the distance between our state and Washington, D.C., by asking me any question and sharing any idea. That’s the Oregon Way and I’m eager to hear from Oregonians as the new Congress begins about how to make our state an even better place to live and work.”
Democratic Representative Andrea Salinas will join Wyden for the town halls in Polk, Yamhill and Marion counties, while Representative Val Hoyle will be joining Wyden for the town hall in Lane County.
“I ran for Congress to serve the people of Oregon’s sixth district, with a promise to speak with their voice in Washington DC,” said Salinas. “That’s why I’m delighted to join Senator Wyden for three town halls in the coming weeks.
“The input and feedback I receive from my constituents will be the foundation of the work I do in Congress, and I look forward to hearing from them very soon.”
Representative Lori Chavez-DeRemer, who was elected to represent Clackamas, Marion, Polk and Lincoln counties in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District in November, is a Republican.
Wyden’s tour will conclude in Clackamas County, in a town hall at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 20, in the McLoughlin Auditorium at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Avenue in Oregon City.
The schedule of the other upcoming town halls is as follows:
§ Clatsop County: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2:30 pm, Seaside Middle School gym, 2600 Spruce Dr, Seaside
§ Tillamook County: Sunday, Jan. 8, 12:30 pm, Port of Tillamook Officers Mess Hall, 6825 Officer’s Row Road, Tillamook
§ Lincoln County: Monday, Jan. 9, 11 am, Oregon Coast Community College, 400 SE College Way, Newport
§ Linn County: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1:30 pm, Linn-Benton Community College, Forum Building, F-104 – 6500 Pacific Blvd, SW, Albany
§ Washington County: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2 pm, Conestoga Rec Center, 9985 SW 125th Ave, Beaverton
§ Yamhill County: Friday, Jan. 13, 1 pm, Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Valley Campus, 288 NE Norton Ln, McMinnville
§ Polk County: Saturday, Jan. 14, 1 pm, Western Oregon University’s Werner University Center, 345 Monmouth Ave., Monmouth
§ Lane County: Sunday, Jan. 15, 3 pm, the Gymnasium Arts and Technology Academy (ATA), 1650 W 22nd Ave. Eugene
§ Marion County: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 9 am, Chemeketa Community College Building 6 Auditorium, Building 6, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem
§ Multnomah County: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9:30 am, Gresham High School, Auditorium, 1200 N Main Ave, Gresham
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