Western Times — Sen. Moran Hosts Listening Tour Stop in Sharon SpringsSeptember 1, 2016
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) visited Sharon Springs, Kan., last week on his latest Kansas Listening Tour stop, which concludes his third 105-County Listening Tour across the state.
“I appreciate the opportunity to hear from Wallace County residents about the many issues facing rural America,” said Sen. Moran. “Hearing from you directly gives me a better understanding of your views and the ways I can better serve you in Washington, D.C. We discussed local roads and transportation options, agriculture and commodities, caring for our veterans, and supporting our community banks. It was encouraging to see several high school students in attendance as well.”
The meeting was held in conjunction with the Sharon Springs Rotary Club at Prairie Village Retirement Home. Rotarian Jayne Pearce helped coordinate the meeting, while Eric Jarvis and Christie Hammer brought local high school students to join.
The issues Sen. Moran focuses on and the work he does in Washington, D.C., are largely based on the conversations he has with Kansans during these town hall meetings. Throughout his time in Congress, Sen. Moran has made it a priority to stay connected to the people he represents despite a distance of more than 1,000 miles between Capitol Hill and Kansas. Since his election to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Moran has continued to hold town halls in each of Kansas’ 105 counties. ThenCongressman Moran traveled to each of the 69 counties during his annual “Big First Listening Tour.”