Grassley to Visit 20 Communities to Meet with Iowans

Iowa Senator Encourages Local Residents to Come, Ask Questions

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley announced today that he will visit twenty counties to meet with Iowans during the President’s Day Congressional recess to be held Feb. 21 – 25.

Town meetings are planned for Creston, Mt. Ayr, Leon, Corydon, Centerville, Albia, Chariton, Newton, Marshalltown, Ottumwa, Bloomfield, Keosauqua, Fairfield, Mount Pleasant, Fort Madison, West Burlington and Wapello and are open to the public.

Grassley will also attend events in Osceola, Des Moines and Davenport.

"Representative government requires the type of dialogue that these meetings are all about," Grassley said. "My annual meeting with county residents allows me to share with Iowans what I'm doing in Washington and hear their views on issues that are important to them. I take the common sense input I receive back to Washington on behalf of my constituents."

Grassley said that he hopes many area residents will attend his meetings and share their views with him. He said that these meetings will be a good opportunity for him to take questions from Iowans on any subject.

Here is information about Grassley's town meetings.

Monday, February 21, 2005

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Visit Plum Building Systems, 1805 North Main Street (Highway 69), Osceola

4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Union County Town Meeting, Creston City Hall, Council Chambers, 116 West Adams Street, Creston

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Ringgold County Town Meeting, Ringgold County Courthouse, Assembly Room, 109 West Madison, Mt Ayr

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Decatur County Town Meeting, Leon Community Center, Northeast Room, 203 NE 2nd Street

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Wayne County Town Meeting, Wayne County Courthouse, Meeting Room, 100 North Lafayette, Corydon

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Appanoose County Town Meeting, Centerville Deere Credit, 999 North 18th Steet, Centerville

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Monroe County Town Meeting, First Iowa State Bank, Heritage Hall, 19 Benton Avenue East, Albia

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Lucas County Town Meeting, Chariton City Hall, Council Chambers, 115 South Main Street, Chariton

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Jasper County Town Meeting, Jasper County Courthouse, Multipurpose Room, 101 1st Street North, Newton

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Marshall County Town Meeting, Marshall County Courthouse, Meeting Room 1, 1 East Main Street, Marshalltown

1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Attend Iowa Hospital Association Legislative Days, Polk County Convention Center, Des Moines

4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Wapello County Town Meeting, Ottumwa City Hall, City Council Cambers, 105 East 3rd Street, Ottumwa

Thursday, February 24, 2005

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Davis County Town Meeting, Mutchler Community Center, 900 East North Street, Bloomfield

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Van Buren County Town Meeting, Village Cup and Cakes, Meeting Room, 202 Main Street, Keosauqua

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Jefferson County Town Meeting, Jefferson County Courthouse, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 51 East Briggs Avenue, Fairfield

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Henry County Town Meeting, Henry County Courthouse, Law Library, 100 East Washington Street, Mount Pleasant

3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Lee County Town Meeting, Fort Madison City Hall, City Council Chambers, 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison

Friday, February 25, 2005

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Des Moines County Town Meeting, Southeastern Community College, West Burlington Campus, Building 400, Room 406, 1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Louisa County Town Meeting, Louisa County Courthouse, Courtroom, 117 South Main Street, Wapello

1:00 p.m. Speak at Palmer College Commencement, Lyceum Hall, 115 West 7th Street, Davenport

***Grassley will be available to the press for 15 minutes following each event.