Ron Earns Second Straight Town Hall MVP Award

Ron earned his second consecutive MVP award from the Town Hall Project for holding the most town halls of any senator in 2018: 52 town halls.

He accepted the award the morning before beginning a seven-county town hall swing throughout Oregon – his first set of town halls in 2019. Ron pledged when first elected to the Senate that he would hold at least one town hall every year in each of Oregon’s 36 counties.

After this most recent round of town halls in Yamhill, Washington, Lincoln, Tillamook, Clatsop, Columbia and Marion counties, he has now held 920 town halls, overall.

“This award is a tribute to all the Oregonians who come to these open-to-all meetings to educate me about the issues they care about and to generate good ideas I can take back to Washington, DC,” he said. “I am honored to receive the award and committed to continue throwing open the doors of government throughout Oregon and answering any question from anybody. These town halls play a huge part in the Oregon Way approach of always focusing on solutions.”

Ron heard at his first town halls of 2019 about the concerns in communities throughout Oregon about the devastating and senseless impacts of this Trump government shutdown.

“You can’t re-open the government with a closed mind,” Ron said. “Donald Trump must end his needless shutdown now.”

Video of Ron’s interview with the Town Hall Project after receiving the award following a #ListeningToTheFuture” session in Portland with Cleveland High School students is here.

Video of his #RonReport from Astoria after his Clatsop County town hall about the shutdown’s impact on the Coast Guard and the Oregon Coast is here.