Rep. Smiddy Invites Community to Discuss State and Local Issues at Upcoming Town Hall Meeting Print
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Written by Rep. Mike Smiddy   
Friday, 21 June 2013 13:39

PORT BYRON, Ill. – Disappointed in the lack of resolution to state issues before the General Assembly during this spring’s legislative session and this week’s special session, state Rep. Mike Smiddy, DHillsdale, is inviting all area residents to a town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Blackhawk College in Moline for updates on important ongoing issues and to hear local views on the impact to families, businesses and economic opportunities in the 71

“I wanted to serve as the voice for hardworking families because I knew state government was dysfunctional, and we have to work together to change that and get the important decisions made,” said Smiddy. “When taxpayers were asked for more money to cover the cost of a special legislative session, I rejected the daily allowance and mileage payments because we have to start making good financial decisions.”

Smiddy chose to forfeit the per diem and mileage payments for Wednesday’s special sessions. “Now that I’ve returned to our district, my first priority is to hear directly from area residents about their views on these proposals and their experience of state decisions on local life,” said Smiddy. “A state representative’s job is to constantly be carrying the voice of families to the state capitol, and I am committed to listening and putting their views first.”

Smiddy’s town hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Blackhawk College’s Sustainable Technologies Building (Room 110) at 6600 34Avenue in Moline. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Smiddy’s constituent services office at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (309) 848-9098, or toll-free at (855) 243-4988.

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