Wyden plans town hall at Tigard High School on Friday
Ron Wyden, Oregon's senior senator, will be making a stop in Tigard on Friday, Nov. 3, as part of a swing through the northwestern part of the state this weekend.
Wyden, a Democrat who has been in Congress since 1981, will hold a town hall meeting in the Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School.
The town hall begins at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited.
Wyden is also holding town halls in Keizer and Sandy on Saturday, Nov. 4, and at Pacific University in Forest Grove on Sunday, Nov. 5.
"Oregonians' message from my 73 town halls so far this year is one of unprecedented interest in sharing their views about the impact in our state of all that's happening in Washington, DC," Wyden said in a statement released by his office. "These upcoming town halls in Washington, Marion and Clackamas counties are part of my work to provide those Oregonians with unprecedented access to voice both their concerns and ideas."
Wyden has been a vociferous critic of the Trump administration, regularly calling on President Donald Trump to follow the example of past presidents and presidential candidates by releasing his tax returns.
Wyden was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980. He has served in the U.S. Senate since winning a special election in 1996, following the resignation of Bob Packwood over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Since being elected to the Senate, Wyden has promised to hold at least one town hall in each of Oregon's 36 counties every year. His office said the four scheduled town halls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will bring that running total to 858.
Wyden is currently the senior Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. He also sits on the budget, intelligence, and energy and natural resources committees, as well as the Joint Committee on Taxation.
Tigard High School is located at 9000 S.W. Durham Road in Tigard.