Constituents invited to talk jobs, economy at Rep. Norma Smith’s teleforum May 18

After a longer-than-expected legislative session, Rep. Norma Smith will host a post-session telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 18 for 10th Legislative District residents. The call will be an opportunity to have a two-way discussion on the critical issues surrounding job creation and retention and our state’s economy.

“The goal of this conversation is to share the proposals I worked on this year to create and retain private-sector jobs, as well as listen to additional solutions from the residents I work for in the Legislature,” said Smith, R-Clinton. “I am looking forward to feedback, ideas and creative solutions to the economic challenges we face as a state and in our local communities.”

Constituents who would like to participate in the telephone town hall meeting May 18, can call in toll-free at 1-877-229-8493, then enter PIN 14881. The hour-long call begins at 6:50 p.m. The program works much like a call-in radio show, where participants ask questions of Smith during the hour.

“While the $30.5 billion budget and tax package passed this year will serve as a Band-Aid to get us through 2010, in no way did they restructure spending or solve the economic problems facing our state. That is why I did not vote for the budget and tax increases,” Smith said. “I continue to believe the best way to turn our economy around is to grow it by providing employers certainty and regulatory relief along with removing obstacles to encourage private-sector job retention and creation. I am hoping the dialog with constituents will give me additional ideas to improve job growth in our state.”

Constituents unable to participate in the call are encouraged to contact Smith at her district office in Coupeville at (360) 678-3604 or


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