This weekend congressional candidate Lisa Brown hosted her 10th and 11th open townhall meetings with voters in Clarkston and Newport, respectively.
After declaring her candidacy in September, Brown has traveled throughout the 5th Congressional District meeting with voters and hearing about the issues they care about. Since December, Brown has held townhalls in Liberty Lake, Spokane Valley, Spokane, Reardan, Cheney, Pullman, Clarkston, Walla Walla, Newport, Deer Park and Republic.
On Saturday, Brown marched in the Asotin Fair and Rodeo parade, followed by a townhall in Clarkston. The next day, she traveled to Newport for a townhall with Pend Oreille County voters. More than one hundred people attended the townhall in Newport yesterday.
"Meeting with voters in communities all across the district and listening to their concerns and the unique issues their regions are facing is the most important part of my campaign," Brown said. "But no matter where I am, one of the common concerns I hear is that despite 14 years in Congress, people don’t feel like they’ve seen a lot of their current representative and don’t feel like their priorities are being addressed."
"I’m tired of what’s going on with politics in the country today," said Clyde Nicely at the Saturday townhall in Clarkston. Nicely, 75, is a retired Potlatch employee who’s gone back to work in the customer service industry. "I don’t think the incumbent speaks for me and I think it’s time we get someone new in Congress."
Next Monday, May 7, Brown’s campaign will be back on the road for a townhall in Colville at The Hub, W, 231 Elep Ave, Colville. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the media.
During her current term, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has hosted five open townhalls, four of which were during last month’s Easter recess.