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Kristiansen, Scott invite constituents to telephone town hall Feb. 6

State representatives Dan Kristiansen and Elizabeth Scott are inviting local residents to participate in their 39th District telephone town hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6. The community conversation will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The state lawmakers will take questions and share their thoughts on the 2014 legislative session.

The event's format is similar to a call-in radio show. All participants have to do is call, toll-free, 1-800-759-5313, and listen in from the comfort of their homes. If they'd like to ask questions, participants can press * (star) on their telephone keypads.

"With the size of our legislative district, these telephone town halls make it much easier to reach out to more people," Scott said. "Our constituents can participate from the comfort of their own homes, for however long or as little as they like. These events have proved very popular, and are a successful way for us to hear the thoughts and opinions from those we represent in Olympia. With issues such as the budget, health care, the second McCleary ruling from the state Supreme Court, a potential gas-tax increase and potential environmental regulations being imposed by the governor, we have much to discuss."

Questions prior to the telephone town hall meeting can be directed to Kristiansen at 360-786-7967 or dan.kristiansen@leg.wa.gov, and to Scott at 360-786-7816 or elizabeth.scott@leg.wa.gov. Local residents are also welcome to leave a message on the toll-free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

For more information on Kristiansen, visit www.representativedankristiansen.com. To learn more about Scott, visit www.representativeelizabethscott.com.

The 2014 legislative session is scheduled to run through March 13. For further details, visit www.leg.wa.gov.

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