18th District lawmakers to have town-hall meetings Dec. 9

Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick will hold town-hall meetings Dec. 9 in Ridgefield, Battle Ground and Camas. The 18th District lawmakers say they want to hear from their constituents about decisions made by the Legislature this year and issues that need attention in 2018.

Times and locations for the Saturday meetings are:

  • Ridgefield: 9:30 a.m., Clark County Fire & Rescue, 911 N 65th Avenue
  • Battle Ground: 1 p.m., City Hall, 109 SW 1st Street
  • Camas: 4:30 p.m., Camas Library, 625 NE 4th Avenue

“As we prepare for the legislative session, we want the constituents of the 18th District to have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on the upcoming session,” said Vick, R-Felida. “I am concerned about protecting taxpayer dollars and finding new economic opportunities and family-wage jobs for Clark County. However, there will be many other issues before us including education, transportation and possible tax proposals. It is important we hear from our constituents on these issues and others before the session begins.”

“To me a big part of being a citizen legislator is knowing what is on the hearts and minds of the people I represent, and carrying those questions and concerns to the state Capitol,” said Rivers, R-La Center. “I realize national politics are attracting a lot of attention, but these meetings are a time to focus on the state-level issues that concern southwest Washington – like the ongoing need for good jobs, which has been amplified by the coming job losses at the Camas paper mill, and where Olympia fits in when it comes to economic development.”

Residents needing more information may contact either lawmaker’s office: Rivers’ email address is Ann.Rivers@leg.wa.gov, and her Olympia telephone number is 360-786-7634; Vick’s e-mail address is Brandon.Vick@leg.wa.gov, and his telephone number at the Capitol is 360-786-7850.