Wyden Holds Local Town Hall Meetings

2-9 wydenMEDFORD, Ore. – Senator Ron Wyden is dropping through Medford and Grants Pass as part of his annual town hall tour. This is Wyden’s 19th year of holding town hall meetings in every county in Oregon.

On Sunday the senate Democrat spoke with voters about a number of issues, including jobs, health care,  and Oregon’s timber future.

Wyden also spoke about what he considers to be a decline in the middle class economy.

“You’re seeing a lot of middle class establishments — Sears and JC Penny’s and Red Lobster. Those kinds of places are hurting,” said Wyden. “One of the areas I’m going to attack on the finance committee is looking at ways to help grow middle class incomes.”

Sunday afternoon’s meeting in Medford marks Wyden’s 687th town hall meeting since 1996. There are no other town hall meetings scheduled across the state for the time being.