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Legislators from 17th, 18th districts set town halls

By , Columbian political reporter

The 2019 legislative session wrapped up last month. Now constituents will have the chance to hear from local lawmakers and give feedback at upcoming town halls.

Today, lawmakers from the sprawling 18th Legislative District will hold town hall meetings in Washougal, Yacolt and Vancouver. On hand will be Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, and Reps. Larry Hoff and Brandon Vick, both Vancouver Republicans.

The town halls are as follows:

• 9 a.m., Port of Camas-Washougal, 24 S. A St., Washougal.

• Noon, Yacolt City Hall, 202 W. Cushman St., Yacolt.

• 3 p.m., Three Creeks Community Library, 800 N.E. Tenney Road, Vancouver.

The three legislators have been critical of new taxes passed during the session by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and reiterated their concerns in a statement.

“We know 18th District residents are concerned about what transpired during this year’s 105-day legislative session, so we wanted to make ourselves available to hear their thoughts and answer their questions,” Hoff said in a statement.

Lawmakers from the 17th Legislative District will also hold a town hall meeting next week. The meeting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on June 1 at the Dengerink Administration Building, Lecture Hall, Room 110, Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver.

Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver will be present, along with Reps. Paul Harris and Vicki Kraft, both Vancouver Republicans.

“We want to give the residents of our district the opportunity to discuss the 2019 legislative session and share any questions or concerns they have moving forward,” said Harris in a statement. “Town hall meetings allow us to better advocate for the citizens of Southwest Washington. I look forward to chatting with them.”

Columbian political reporter