Jan. 27, 2014
CONTACT:Bobbi Cussins, Public Information Officer - (360) 786-7252
State Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, invites constituents in the 35th Legislative District to join him for an hour-long telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss state legislative issues.
To take part in the call, residents can dial in toll-free 1-800-761-5294. The phone line will open shortly before the call begins. To ask questions of MacEwen during the call, participants can press star (*) on their telephone keypads.
MacEwen will give a brief update on issues being discussed during the legislative session, then open the call up to questions.
“As busy as the session can be, particularly a short session like this year, many residents aren’t able to get to Olympia to share their thoughts with me,” MacEwen said. “My hope is this call makes it easy and convenient for residents in the Thirty-fifth District to participate in their government. I strongly believe that government is always better when citizens have a clear voice in what is being debated.”
Some of the major topics being discussed include:
- Transportation tax package;
- Low Carbon Fuel Standards for Washington state;
- Education funding and teacher COLAs; and
- Job creation and retention policies, such as business and occupation tax reform.
“We have a lot of weighty policy issues being discussed right now that could have major impacts on our economy – both positive and negative,” MacEwen said. “To represent the people in the district to the best of my ability, I need to hear from as many folks as possible. This call is a great way to get a lot of feedback from all parts of the district.”
Residents who are unable to participate in the call can send comments and questions to MacEwen at Drew.MacEwen@leg.wa.gov, or call his legislative office at (360) 786-7902.
The 60-day 2014 legislative session began Jan. 13 and is scheduled to adjourn March 13.
For more information about Rep. MacEwen, visit: www.representativedrewmacewen.com.
455 John L. O'Brien Building
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600