Eager to hear the priorities and concerns of the 29th Legislative District, Sen. Steve Conway hosted a town hall meeting at the Pacific Lutheran University Bookstore on Feb. 22.

Conway answered a variety of questions from a diverse group of citizens from around the district. Transportation was an especially hot topic as the Legislature continues to negotiate a transportation revenue package.  Conway informed the audience that if a revenue package were passed today, Washington would be guaranteed 85,000 new jobs over the next decade.

“Town halls like the one held in February are critically important,” said Conway. “Interaction and discourse is exactly what democracy is all about.”

Town hall meetings give individual citizens the opportunity to make their voices and priorities heard. They also provide an excellent chance for lawmakers to meet with the people they represent. Anyone is welcome to attend and participate in what is usually a rewarding and lively discussion.

Conway also noted that town halls are not the only way individuals can share their priorities or concerns; he maintains an open-door policy and his office can be reached anytime at 306-786-7656 or by email at steve.conway@leg.wa.gov.