UPDATE: State Rep. Gerry Pollet is holding “Traveling Town Halls” on successive Saturdays (see schedule at the end of this post.) Wedgwoodians and all residents of the 46th Legislative District are invited to attend any of the events.
this Saturday morning, January 11, from 10 to 12 noon at the University Burgermaster
Pollet is holding these “drop-in office hours” with constituents most every Saturday morning during the 2014 legislative session (unless the House of Representatives is meeting in session on the House floor in Olympia.)
“I look forward to hearing what’s on people’s minds on any legislative topic,” Pollet said. “It should be easier for constituents to meet with their legislators than it is for lobbyists to meet with us in Olympia. Regular folks can’t go to Olympia to give me input during the legislative session, so my weekly Traveling Town Halls make it much easier for constituents to see me and discuss any issue with me.”
Pollet launched his traveling-office tradition two years ago, hosting Saturday-morning meetings all over the 46th Legislative District during the 2012 session. With the 2014 session convening Monday morning, January 13, he said he wants residents from neighborhoods to have a chance to speak their minds without having to trudge all the way down to Olympia.
Pollet is the only legislator who returns to his legislative district every weekend to meet with constituents during a legislative session.
Interested area citizens who want to participate should look for a table-top sign indicating where to find Rep. Pollet’s constituent-meeting at each Traveling Town Hall location.
Additional upcoming Traveling Town Hall drop-in discussions with Pollet, all planned from 10 to noon, are:
- Saturday, Jan. 18: Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way N.E.
- Saturday, Jan. 25: Kenmore Espresso Works, 6734 N.E. 181st St.
- Saturday, Feb. 1: N.E Seattle, Lake City Kaffeeklatsch, 12513 Lake City Way N.E.
Citizens can always find information on Pollet’s in-district meetings — as well as information about a wide variety of community, legislative, and state-government issues — at his legislative webpage: http://housedemocrats.wa.gov/roster/rep-gerry-pollet/. Locations and updates are also on Rep. Pollet’s Facebook page.