Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Congressman Schedules "Office Hours" in Cookeville

Congressman Bart Gordon's office is describing an event being held in Cookeville later this month as "face to face" office hours. Gordon will reportedly be at the Putnam County courthouse, starting at 9 am on Tuesday, August 25th, to meet with constituents. Gordon had been criticized for scheduling what were described as "telephone town hall events" during the Congressional break, but his staff defended them saying that they require no travel, and participation is toll free and easy. Gordon will also be having more traditional town hall type meetings in Murfreesboro and Gallatin. Other similar town hall meetings throughout the country, including one recently in Memphis, have been disruptive.