Pike, Rivers host town hall

18th District legislators will be on hand to answer questions

18th District legislators will be on hand to answer questions

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Rep. Liz Pike

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Sen. Ann Rivers

With a little less than two weeks to go before the start of the next legislative session, 18th District lawmakers are hosting a town hall in Camas on Saturday.

The event will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Sen. Ann Rivers, (R-La Center), and incoming Rep. Liz Pike, (R-Camas), will spend the hour meeting with constituents. They’ll take questions and offer their perspectives on issues expected to come before the Legislature starting Jan. 14, when it will convene at the Capitol in Olympia. Those issues include support for public education, ways to encourage job creation and the need to develop a sustainable state budget.

A town hall is also planned for Saturday morning, from 10 to 11, at Battle Ground City Hall, 109 S.W. First St.

Boundaries of the 18th district have changed due to the redistricting process that takes place every 10 years.

For instance, residents of southern Cowlitz County and northern Clark County may now be in the 20th Legislative District and represented by other lawmakers. A district finder is available at www.leg.wa.gov.