Dennis Anderson, Democratic Candidate for Illinois' 14th Congressional District, has recently completed 12 town halls in as many weeks. To date, town halls have been held in Woodstock, St. Charles, Plano, Warrenville, Antioch, Sandwich, McHenry, Plainfield, Gurnee, Elburn, Harvard and Sycamore.
"These open forums are important in helping me to understand what's on the minds of voters," states Anderson. "People are feeling that Congress is out of touch, unrepresentative and spending far too much time on matters of little interest or importance to Middle America."
"Our current representative has been far less available to voters in the district," continues Anderson. "At a time when public confidence in Congress is at record lows, I would think that incumbent members would be anxious to make themselves available and eager to demonstrate their interest in hearing from their constituents in such unscripted encounters."
Issues most frequently raised during the town halls include Congressional gridlock, jobs and the economy, corporate outsourcing and inversions, immigration reform, infrastructure repair, income disparity, student loan debt, tax reform and climate change.
Anderson plans to continue his town halls through the campaign season. For more information and for future town hall dates, www.dennisanderson14.com/calendar_of_events.
A resident of Gurnee, Dennis Anderson is the Democratic candidate for the United States Congress for IL-14, a seat currently held by Republican Randy Hultgren. For more information go to www.dennisanderson14.com.