Following the town hall meeting in LaCrosse, we traveled south to listen to the concerns of the residents of Pawnee County. We were all running a bit late and quite a crowd had assembled before the Congressman began to speak. A little more than 40 people gathered in the back room of the Larned Chamber of Commerce building. Concerns centered around very similar issues – health care, veteran’s rights, freedom of religion, ag policy, and a new income structure were added to the earlier issues.
I met a lovely young woman named Rachel Bird who had done some research and compilation of data about the Republican Party in Kansas. She is also involved in starting a strong organization of Young Republicans of Pawnee County. Good luck to her. I am always impressed with the strength of young people who realize the importance of political efficacy.