Senator Tim Knopp (R-Deschutes County) and Representative Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) were sworn-in on January 14, 2013 at the Capitol. They were in Salem for a few days attending organizational events and are now spending some time in district meeting with citizens and community leaders to discuss the legislative session which begins on Monday, February 4th.
As part of their outreach programs, they will host Town Halls in Redmond and South Deschutes County. The Redmond Town Hall will be held Friday, January 25th at the Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood (Next to the Redmond Fire Station), from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
The South Deschutes County Town Hall will be held Thursday, January 31st at the Sunriver Library, 56855 Venture Lane (in the Sunriver Business Park), from 9:00 AM to 11 AM.
Senator Knopp commented, "Town Halls are very important to legislators as we begin a session and allows us to communicate what we hope to achieve on their behalf."
The legislators will discuss the upcoming 2013 session sharing their goals and listen to citizen comments and suggestions.
"These Town Halls provide a great opportunity for us to receive the public's inputs and suggestions," Rep. Whisnant stated. "I hope we have overflow attendance."
Senator Knopp, Representatives Whisnant, and Representative Jason Conger (R-Bend) will join US Congressman Greg Walden as his guests for the Congressman's Town Hall on Thursday, January 24th at the Bend Senior Center from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.