Belle Plaine and area residents living in Senate District 20 and House District 20A interested in the legislative business of Minnesota can attend a series of town hall meetings Saturday (March 18) co-hosted by Sen. Rich Draheim, R-Madison Lake, and Rep. Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market. The two state lawmakers will be in Belle Plaine at 4 p.m.
The meetings will take place in Elko New Market, New Prague, Le Center, Le Sueur and Belle Plaine. Citizens will have an opportunity to discuss with Draheim and Vogel a wide variety of issues regarding the current legislative session, from the state budget to health care, taxes, and more.
“These town hall meetings will be good opportunities to talk about what has transpired during the first couple months of the 2017 legislative session and also preview some of the issues expected to come to the forefront the rest of the way,” said Vogel.
“Voters in Le Sueur and Scott counties trusted Rep. Vogel and I to be their voices at the capitol,” Draheim said. “The feedback we receive at these forums is critical to help us do our jobs. We’re ready to listen.”
The series of meetings begins at 8 a.m. at the Elko New Market Public Library (110 J. Roberts Way). Draheim and Vogel will make their way to New Prague at 10 a.m. to meet with citizens at New Prague City Hall (118 Central Ave. N.). They’ll be at Le Center City Hall (10 W. Tyrone St.) at noon and Le Sueur City Hall (203 2nd Street S.) at 2 p.m. before their 4 p.m. meeting with residents in Belle Plaine at the community library, 125 Main Street W.
For more information, contact the offices of Draheim at (651) 296-1279 or Vogel at (651) 296-7065.