20th Legislative District delegation to hold virtual town hall on March 20


State Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, and state Reps. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, and Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, are holding a virtual town hall on Monday, March 20. 

Residents of the 20th Legislative District are encouraged to take part in the meeting, which will be held on Zoom from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

“There’s much to report to our constituents, especially in the areas of public safety, affordability and education, which are the Republican priorities for this session. We’re seeing progress on issues that affect communities throughout the state, like addressing the sharp rise of crime and the drug-overdose epidemic, as well as local issues like planning for future flooding in the Chehalis Valley,” Braun stated in a news release. 

In their announcement, the legislators said meeting virtually allows easy and convenient interactions between constituents and the 20th Legislative District delegation while meeting on a weeknight avoids disrupting weekend family activities. 

“This town hall also gives constituents a chance to express support or concerns regarding policy or budget proposals and to ask questions about these issues,” Orcutt said.

Those wishing to attend the virtual town hall must sign up in advance. The online form is available at https://bit.ly/40cJOhc. 

“I am looking forward to listening to the concerns of our constituents from all over the 20th Legislative District and discussing solutions,” Abbarno said. “With the 2023 legislative session more than halfway over, this is a great opportunity to provide folks with an update on the many good and bad policies making their way through the process and, of course, the many missed opportunities.”