State Reps. Christopher Hurst and Cathy Dahlquist will meet with constituents in a series of meetings around the 31st Legislative District in early May, according to a press release issued jointly by their offices this week.
The leaders will give a brief legislative update at each event then take questions from attendees. Local newspapers affiliated with Sound Publishing will moderate the events.
Residents of the 31st Legislative District, which includes Sumner, Bonney Lake, Enumclaw, and parts of Auburn, Edgewood, South Prairie and Wilkeson, are encouraged to attend. Residents can ask questions and share their thoughts on key bills debated during the 2012 regular and special sessions.
The 2012 legislative session and two subsequent special sessions ended April 11, after a 24-hour floor session. A supplemental state operating budget and several government reform measures were passed the final day.
“It’s always good to be back home and to hear from our friends and neighbors,” said Hurst, D-Enumclaw. “This is a chance to have a conversation about how we can work together – all of us – to create jobs, improve our schools and fight crime.”
“I am so glad our communities are interested in what is happening at the state level. More than three hundred bills were passed this year that will impact citizens in our district,” said Dahlquist, R-Enumclaw. “Engaging the public, including high school students, businesses and media in the legislative process is incredibly important. I appreciate organizers taking the initiative to put these events together. I look forward to sharing a brief legislative update, hearing from constituents and answering questions.”
The 'Community Connection' series will take place as follows:
Tuesday, May 1: Auburn
Auburn Riverside High School, Commons Room
501 Oravetz Road, Auburn, WA 98092
Wednesday, May 2: Bonney Lake
Cedar Ridge Retirement Community, Community Room
9515 198th Avenue East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Wednesday, May 2: Edgewood
Edgewood City Hall, Council Chambers
2224 104th Avenue East, Edgewood, WA 98372
Thursday, May 3: Enumclaw
Enumclaw High School, Commons Room
226 Semanski Street South, Enumclaw, Washington, 98022
Sound Publishing, local chambers of commerce and schools have teamed up to host this series of 'Community Connection' events around the 31st Legislative District.