Legislative town hall with Simpson and Martinez
Society Hall, Feb. 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
ALAMOSA — A legislative town hall with Senator Cleve Simpson (R-District 6) and Representative Matt Martinez (D-District 62) is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Society Hall in Alamosa.
Carol Riggenbach, former Republican nominee for District 62, is coordinating the event and, along with fellow Republican and candidate for the nomination, Ryan Williams, will be facilitating the town hall.
Riggenbach says she has reached out to Democratic leadership in the San Luis Valley to invite them to help facilitate the event.
According to Riggenbach, the format will begin with the legislators presenting and educating people on the legislative process, including their committee assignments, what legislation they see coming up for this session and their thoughts on those bills.
They will then discuss bills they have introduced, sponsored or co-sponsored and any other topics they think are important for voters to know.
Riggenbach anticipates legislators’ thoughts and comments taking up most of the first hour, after which the format will be opened to questions from the audience.
“We will manage those questions as we go,” she says.
Riggenbach says she is hoping the events will be shown on Facebook but that has yet to be confirmed.