U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Elkton High School gym at 739 River Drive.

Merkley will update his constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., answer questions and invite suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.

"In our 'We the People' democracy, town hall meetings are an essential tool for me to hear from Oregonians and represent their interests back in D.C.," Merkley said in a written statement. "I invite everyone in these counties to come and discuss what we need to do to strengthen our state and our nation."

The Elkton event will be the 353rd town hall he's held since joining the Senate in 2009.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at 541-957-4213 or ccegavske@nrtoday.com.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at 541-957-4213 or by email at ccegavske@nrtoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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Jc52962

I support Senator Merkley.

ralpho

What we need to do to strengthen America is to get rid of Trump. We need a real hero like the great John Brown of Ossawatomie. I'm afraid Merkley, even though he is a man who seems to know the score, doesn't have an ounce of Brown's fearless courage when it comes to fighting real evil in this country. It takes much more than simple respect for the law to combat the Dark Side of Mankind.

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