State Representative Bill Werkheiser met recently with local constituents at the Jeff Davis Library to give an update on legislation in Atlanta. He met members of the Jeff Davis County Republican Party and guests from surrounding counties. Light snacks were served before the meeting.
During a freewheeling question and answer session after his presentation, several topics were brought up. Among those still concerned about previous elections, the security of electronic voting machines was hotly debated, with several suggesting a return to paper ballots. Tax incentives to attract business and industry were shown to have not paid much, if any, in return. The local tax issue of reducing senior citizens’ school taxes was brought up again.
Congressman Werkheiser listened to the input , and noted how these issues were being addressed in Atlanta. While not everyone left satisfied, all were in agreement how important it was to have the entire county being represented by a single office for the first time in many years.
The local JDGOP will meet next on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the library community room. All right-minded citizens are encouraged to attend.