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You’re invited: Van De Wege, Tharinger and Chapman host town halls in Forks and Ocean Shores

OLYMPIA — All three lawmakers from the 24th Legislative District are joining together to host old-fashioned town hall meetings on Thursday, March 22.

“This is a great opportunity to inform people about what happened during this year’s legislative session when it comes to creating jobs, improving health care and fully funding our public schools,” said Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Sequim). “It’s also an opportunity to hear your stories, your ideas and your comments. I look forward to seeing old friends and new at both of these town halls.”

Here are the details: 

Forks

Noon to 1 p.m.

Rainforest Art Center

35 North Forks Avenue 

Ocean Shores

6 to 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)

Lion’s Club

832 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW

“There’s nothing like hearing directly from the folks you represent, face to face,” said Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim). “Our district is one of the biggest in the state, so these town halls are a chance to get out and hear what people think.”

Rep. Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles) said he’s excited to update constituents on legislation and funding to help create rural jobs in timber and farm country, an effort he led in the House and Van De Wege led in the Senate.

“We’re blessed to live in one of the most beautiful areas on the planet,” Chapman said. “The challenge facing our families and local businesses is how to provide more opportunities and economic development, so that our sons and daughters can find work locally and raise their own families in the communities they love.”