GRANTS PASS, Ore. — U.S. Representative Greg Walden, R-Hood River, announced on Tuesday that he will hold a town hall in Josephine County this coming weekend.
The town hall is scheduled for Saturday, February 29 at 9 a.m. in the Anne Basker Auditorium, 500 NW 6th Street, Grants Pass.
“I’m looking forward to hearing from people in Josephine County at my second town hall of the year and my 190th since 2012," said Walden in a statement. "Town halls provide another opportunity to hear from Oregonians and deliver an update on the issues I’m working on back in Congress. In addition to the over 91,900 letters, emails, and phone calls I have responded to over the past year, these town halls help me stay updated on the issues people are facing in our communities. This is a top priority for me."
Walden has served as Congressman for Oregon's 2nd District since 1999, winning his 11th term in 2018. The district is, by far, Oregon's largest — encompassing most of eastern, central, and southern Oregon.
The Congressman announced in October that he would not seek another term in 2020, and will retire from politics. The race to replace him has quickly become a crowded one as former state lawmakers Knute Buehler, Jason Atkinson, current state Sen. Cliff Bentz, and increasingly more candidates join the race.