"Monday, August 12, 2013 –
Meeting with Local Officials
I recently had the opportunity to visit with local officials from each community in the Ninth District of Virginia, thanking them for their service and discussing their successes, issues they face, and expectations for the future. Local officials from each of the Ninth District’s 29 jurisdictions were invited to these meetings, which we scheduled over a five day period. In driving to attend them and other events, I put around 1,300 miles on my car!
Local officials are the front line – they are seen regularly throughout their communities, attending different events or simply running errands. Local officials have their finger on the pulse in their communities, so it is important to ensure that communication with me and my office is a two-way street.