Bainbridge Island Review


Congressman Kilmer plans outreach event at Bainbridge terminal

August 21, 2013 · 10:35 AM

Bainbridge Islanders can catch the ferry — and Congressman Derek Kilmer — this Friday at the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal.

Kilmer, a 6th District Democrat, has been touring the area during his summer break from Congress, and will host a "Kilmer on Your Dock" meeting Friday, Aug. 23 on Bainbridge.

Kilmer will meet with locals for one-on-one discussions from 6:30 to 8 a.m.

The tour kicked off last week in Port Angeles, and included stops at the Jefferson County Farmers Market in Port Townsend, the Bremerton Farmers Market, the Bremerton Ferry Terminal and Knapp’s Restaurant in Tacoma.

This week, Kilmer will stop by Amanda Park to speak with constituents.

Called the "Conversations with Kilmer Tour," the public events hosted by Kilmer this month follow a listening tour in January, a series of community town halls in May, two telephone town halls, a Twitter town hall and numerous meetings with constituents since he took office.

“In order to be accountable to the people I represent, I’ve made an effort to regularly hold town halls and public events,” Kilmer said.

“In addition to public forums, it’s important for folks to have the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with their representative, so I hope everyone will have the chance to come out to one of our events, say hello, and tell me what’s on their minds,” he said.

Also Friday, Kilmer will hold office hours from 1 to 3 p.m. at Poulsbo City Hall to talk with residents. He'll also hold another "Kilmer on Your Dock" in Kingston from 4 to 6 p.m.

In addition to the scheduled meetings on the tour, Kilmer has plans to attend more than a dozen public meetings including Rotary, Chambers of Commerce, or Kilmer at Your Company events where he will discuss issues with constituents and take their questions.


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