SPOTSYLVANIA, VA — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today hosted her second county-specific town hall event, where she directly answered questions from residents of Spotsylvania County and surrounding areas. Today’s event was Spanberger’s second town hall this week.
During a town hall held in Spotsylvania’s Marshall Center, Spanberger heard constituent concerns related to environmental issues, the U.S. economy, healthcare, and other issues. Additionally, she delivered an update on her committee assignments, her work to help end the government shutdown, and recent legislation she has led or helped introduce—including bipartisan legislation to protect pay for law enforcement and military personnel during government shutdowns.
“As our office continues to host town halls across the Seventh District, my objective is to engage directly with those whom I serve in Congress and give them the opportunity to make their voices heard. During these discussions, I’m learning more about the unique needs of Central Virginians, and I’m understanding what can be helpful as they try to grow their businesses, build a brighter future for their kids, and enjoy healthy and financially stable retirements,” said Spanberger. “At a time when trust in our system of government is at a low point, our elected officials need to make strong efforts to increase transparency and accountability. That process can begin by building strong communication between lawmakers and the public, such as through town halls, face-to-face meetings, frequent correspondence, and regular updates. In doing so, we can make our democracy more open, and we can inch towards a government more focused on serving the needs of the public, not the needs of politicians or special interests.”
Earlier this week, Spanberger hosted her first town hall event in Goochland County.
Spanberger’s office is in the process of planning town halls in all 10 counties of Virginia’s Seventh District and will announce additional events as details are finalized. These town halls will occur in addition to Spanberger’s other public events, such as the recent “Coffee with Your Congressperson” event she hosted in Amelia County and issue-specific roundtable discussions.
Spanberger represents Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which contains all or portions of Amelia, Chesterfield, Culpeper, Goochland, Henrico, Louisa, Nottoway, Orange, Powhatan, and Spotsylvania counties in Central Virginia. She was raised and currently resides in Henrico County.