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Congressman, other officials host meets

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who represents the 4th Congressional District, will be in Fayetteville next Tuesday, Oct. 9, for three events.

After talking to the Fayetteville Rotary Club, DesJarlais will host a meet and greet at Shoney’s from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Then from 3 to 5 p.m., the congressman will join State Sen. Jim Tracy and State Rep. Pat Marsh at the gazebo on lawn of the Lincoln County Courthouse and at Republican Headquarters across the street, which is now open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

DesJarlais is inviting people to come to both the meet and greet at Shoney’s, located on the Huntsville Highway in Fayetteville, and to the celebration on the courthouse lawn.

Also joining the entourage in the gazebo event will be Billy Spivey, a candidate for the new 92nd District seat in the State House of Representatives.

Organizers noted that Romney signs, t-shirts, buttons and stickers should be available at headquarters. During the celebration Oct. 9, there will also be food from various vendors, and music will start at 3 p.m. Candidates will be available at about 4:30 p.m.

DesJarlais serves on three committees as congressman, including the Oversight, Government Reform Education, and the Workforce Agriculture committees.

“Since he has been in Washington, Congressman DesJarlais has voted for a balanced budget amendment, to repeal Obamacare, and for pro-energy bills designed to increase access to domestic production in order to drive down the cost of gasoline,” said Phyllis Hicklen of the Republican Party here. “Scott has also voted for bills to spur job growth, held a firm line on deficit spending, and repeal regulations that harm businesses and those that encourage government waste.

“Although he spends a lot of his time in Washington, he makes it a priority to listen carefully in the district and cultivate relationships with his constituents,” she said, adding that his office has answered over 58,000 communications from Fourth District residents.

With the establishment of the Job Creators’ Tour, DesJarlais has visited over 40 businesses in the district.