Olney Heritage Museum hosts town hall for Rep. Drew Springer July 17
More than 60 people attended Representative Drew Springer’s town hall meeting hosted at Olney Heritage Museum Wednesday, July
17. Springer holds regular forums throughout District 68 every summer and fall. These town halls allow citizens to visit with him and get involved with the political process--without having to drive to the district office or Austin.
Local political and business leaders in attendance from the Olney community included Mayor Phil Jeske, City Secretary Tim Houston, Young County Commissioner Stacey Rodgers, Olney Chamber of Commerce Director Stacy Wade, Olney Industrial Development District President Wiley Hughey, Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch, Fort Belknap General Manager/CEO Kendall Montgomery, CEMCO representatives D.J. Meschkat, Justin Piegat, Kay Meschkat, Olney Hamilton Hospital board member and Grace Care Medical Director Dr. Jeremy Johnson, The Refuge Executive Director Rodney Nantz, House of Mercy Executive Director Preston Crow, Olney Heritage Museum Advisory board member Clifton Key, Olney Heritage Museum Committee :Claire Meschkat, Kathryn Piegat and Trina Johnson. Olney Heritage Museum docents Ann Cumpton, Leatha Hirsch and Lisa Lunsford were also present for the meeting.
The meeting began at 11 a.m. with Springer discussing legislation he is involved with as well as the outcome for bills that are important to the residents of Young County. Around 11:25 a.m., Rep. Springer allowed the attendees to ask questions, share their ideas on how to improve State government, and discuss specific legislative issues. Approximately four questions surfaced that pertained to drug awareness, economic hardship for the working class, health care costs and the home-school bill, among other concerns. Springer said, “Holding town halls are a great way to engage with the constituents of HD 68, one-on-one, in their hometowns.” Springer is currently serving his fourth term in the Texas House. He currently serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock and is also a member of the House Committees on State Affairs and Local and Consent Calendars. If you did not have a chance to present your question or concern to Rep. Springer at the town hall, you could reach out to him directly at District68.Springer@house.texas.gov.