Springer gives legislative update to Olney voters
OLNEY— Texas State Rep. Drew Springer dropped by the Olney Civic Center Monday to discuss the upcoming session, potential legislation and receive feedback from the audience.
Although running unopposed in the upcoming general election, Springer dropped by the civic center on the second stop of a three-city tour including Jacksboro, Olney and Graham, updating citizens on upcoming issues and find out what they would like to see in Austin.
“It makes sure you are addressing what the people really want you to address,” Springer said. “Too many times, state representatives start thinking of state-wide issues only and they don’t think about what is important to their district ... When you get to Austin, you always vote your district. It’s not always up and down party lines. A lot of the challenges we face are not Republican versus Democrat, they are rural vs. suburban or rural vs. urban.”
Springer spoke to a crowd of approximately a dozen Olney citizen spending most of the time fielding questions from the audience.
“It’s good to hear what’s important to them,” Springer said. “We may be talking about CPS and they may bring up an issue with hours of the day in the schools. Things we may not have heard that if you’re not talking to the citizens, then you simply do not hear them.