Taylor re-schedules 15th District town hall meeting
The June 17 legislative town hall meeting state Rep. David Taylor planned for White Salmon had to be cancelled on short notice. Taylor has re-scheduled the public forum for Tuesday, June 29. The meeting is set for the White Salmon Community Library, 5 Town and Country Square, at 7 p.m.
The White Salmon town hall is the fourth in a series of public forums Taylor has hosted this month throughout the 15th District. The earlier sessions were held in Stevenson (June 3), Goldendale (June 10), and Zillah (June 24).
“There was an emergency situation at my ranch the day of the White Salmon town hall that required my full attention,” said Taylor, R-Moxee. “I realize people were disappointed by the meeting’s cancellation. I respect their time and regret the inconvenience, and that’s why I wanted to get it re-scheduled as quickly as possible.
“Folks in our area also know there are problems that can crop up on a ranch or farm that have to be dealt with immediately, and this was one of those occurrences,” he added. “I appreciate their understanding.”
Following brief opening remarks at the White Salmon meeting, Taylor will open up the forum for comments and questions.
“I take a slightly different approach to town meetings. Rather than a formal presentation, I prefer to get to audience participation as quickly as possible,” he said. “I could talk about Olympia politics for two hours, but it’s more important to hear about the issues people are concerned about here at home. For example, during the town halls in Stevenson and Goldendale, the major issues of concern focused on the economy, jobs, taxes and gray wolves. The point is that everything’s on the table, and I’m here to listen.”
Taylor noted that at the conclusion of the scheduled two-hour meeting, there will also be time for constituents to talk with him individually.
“It’s essential for people to have access to their legislators. The give-and-take input I get from constituents at town meetings is extremely valuable to me, and guides the decisions I make as their state representative. It’s citizen involvement at its best, and I look forward to getting together with folks on Tuesday,” Taylor concluded.
• White Salmon
Tuesday, June 29
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
White Salmon Community Library
5 Town and Country Square
For more information, contact: Bill Taylor, Senior Information Officer: (360) 786-7074
###Washington State House Republican Communications