Congressman Bucshon holds first Evansville town hall in two years


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Indiana’s 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon spoke to some of the people he represents and heard their concerns. Bucshon held his first town hall in Evansville in two years and Tri-Staters had a lot to say to him. 

The audience engaged with Bucshon through an open forum Q&A where they vocalized their support and criticism of his leadership. When they arrived, people were given green cards to hold up when they agreed with the Congressman’s statements, and red cards to signal they didn’t approve of what he was saying. 

Key topics brought up were vaccinations, renewable energy, President Trump and gun safety laws. Bucshon acknowledged that some time has passed since he spoke to the people of Evansville, but said that he felt the discussion overall was very civil.

 “I don’t make any presumptions about the future. I don’t make a presumption that I’m going to win my elections so I take them one at a time. So, I’m taking 2020, I’m running for re-election and then after that, I’ll be a member of congress as long as the people of the 8th district think I’m doing a good job and they continue to support me,” said Bucshon.

Bucshon is scheduled to host three more town hall meetings in the district this week. For the people who don’t have their questions answered due to time restrictions, Bucshon says his office will be contacting them directly with a response. 

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(This story was originally published on August 19, 2019)

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