Schoesler invites 9th District residents to March 11 telephone ‘town hall’

Sen. Schoesler -- 2015Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler will hold a telephone-based “town hall” with 9th Legislative District residents on the evening of Wednesday, March 11. The conversation will begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately an hour; Schoesler will participate from the state Capitol, where lawmakers are meeting for the 2015 legislative session.

Many residents will receive invitations by phone just before the meeting begins; those wishing to call in simply need to dial 1-800-756-6155.

“For a legislative district as widespread as ours, I can’t think of a more convenient and effective way to connect on a winter weekday evening,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville, who serves part or all of six counties: Adams, Asotin, Franklin, Garfield, Spokane and Whitman.

“I’ll be in Olympia, my constituents can be in the comfort of their homes, and we’ll talk about what’s going on in our part of the state and at the Capitol. For anyone who has been part of a telephone conference call or listened to a radio call-in show, the format will be familiar.”

Schoesler noted his telephone town hall will take place just before the Senate begins considering legislation approved by the House of Representatives, and vice versa. That means he’ll have a good idea how the 2015 session is shaping up in terms of major legislation that will and won’t move ahead. Some issues before lawmakers may become the subject of instant polls during the March 11 meeting.

The 2015 legislative session will end April 26.