Ross, Johnson to hold telephone town hall meeting next Tuesday, March 15

With major issues under discussion in the Legislature, such as the budget, crime, education, health care and transportation, Reps. Charles Ross and Norm Johnson want to hear from you. The 14th District lawmakers have scheduled a telephone town hall for next Tuesday, March 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The call-in radio show format is an opportunity for citizens to learn more about the 2011 legislative session, ask questions, and participate in surveys. The event is conducted entirely by telephone, giving citizens the ability to participate from the comfort of their homes.

“This is a great opportunity for us to connect with the people back home while we’re in Olympia,” said Ross, R-Naches. “I hope people take the time to join the call and share their concerns or questions. I look forward to a great discussion about a variety of issues, all driven by what our constituents want to talk about.”

“We’re more than halfway through the scheduled 105-day session and there are still many heavy-lifting issues this Legislature must tackle. That means we’ll be taking some critical votes – many that could affect folks in the greater Yakima area. So we want to talk with citizens – but more important – we want to listen to them and hear what they are most concerned about,” said Johnson, R-Yakima. “I invite everyone in the 14th District to call in and participate.”

Citizens who wish to tune in to the hour-long event may dial toll-free 1-877-229-8493 and enter PIN code 15502 when prompted.

For more information, contact Ross at (360) 786-7856 or Johnson at (360) 786-7810.

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John Sattgast, senior information officer: (360) 786-7257

Sarah Lamb, public information officer: (360) 786-7720


Washington State House Republican Communications