Meetings to focus on economy, job creation

U.S. Rep. David Wu is coming to town for a series of short one-on-one meetings with constituents.

Wu, a Hillsdale Democrat who represents Oregon's 1st Congressional District, will be in Tigard and Beaverton Monday and Wednesday in a 'new and ongoing effort to directly engage constituents,' read an announcement released this week.

Wu will meet face-to-face with individuals and small groups across the district in what are being called Wu's 'open office hours.'

Wu's announcement made no mention of questions surrounding his mental health or departure of several senior staff, saying that Wu wanted to ask voters about the economy and ways to create jobs.

'After years of uncertainty, we are beginning to see real signs that Oregon's economy is turning the corner - and the 1st Congressional District is leading the way,' Wu said in a statement. 'At this crucial time, I want to hear from constituents with fresh ideas to encourage private-sector growth and job creation.'

Unlike a traditional town hall - which Wu staffers say are being scheduled for later this month - Wu will meet with constituents privately in short meetings. The one-on-one meetings are by appointment only and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

'In order to accommodate as many people as possible, each meeting will be approximately five minutes in length,' the announcement read.

Wu's office requires those interested in attending to schedule an appointment by calling 503-326-2901 or 800-422-4003.

The schedule:

  • Monday: Tigard Public Works Building, 8777 S.W. Burnham St., in Tigard.
  • Tuesday: Gus Solomon Courthouse, 620 S.W. Main St., in Portland.
  • Wednesday: Beaverton City Hall, 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive in Beaverton.
  • Thursday, March 24: Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway St., in Seaside and St. Helens City Hall, 265 Strand St. in St. Helens.
  • Friday, March 25: McMinnville Police Department, 121 S.E. Adams St. in McMinnville.
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