Friday, March 01, 2024

Brecheen holds 18 town halls, travels 1,000+ miles in 72 hours

Last week, Congressman Josh Brecheen completed a whirlwind tour of the 2nd Congressional District, holding 18 public town hall meetings in less than 72 hours.

  • 18 town halls
  • 1,017 constituents attending
  • 1,068 miles traveled
Brecheen held town halls in Checotah, Wagoner, Pryor, Oologah, Bartlesville, Grove, Miami, Vinita, Chouteau, Fort Gibson, Claremore, Okmulgee, Eufaula, Muskogee, Tahlequah, Sallisaw, and Poteau.

I was able to attend his Fort Gibson town hall with my wife and kids. If you've never met Josh, or heard him speak in person, you're missing out. He does a wonderful job at engaging in respectful and honest dialogue with constituents with a wide range of political concerns and philosophies. If he disagrees, he does so agreeably, and with the aim to both hear the concern, and spark further discussion of the issue to try to come to some sort of understanding or common ground. 

He handles a town hall audience and format better than anybody I've ever heard, with the exception of the late Dr. Tom Coburn (which should be no surprise, given Josh's background with Dr. Coburn!).

At the Fort Gibson town hall, Brecheen spent a good amount of time talking about the dire fiscal straits our nation finds itself in.
Illegal immigration and border security were also hot topics brought up by attendees, as well as funding (for and against) for Ukraine's war with Russia. Brecheen's greatest concern, beyond foreign policy and even border security, is that America is being spent into bankruptcy, and is on the verge of being unable to even fund mandatory spending (Social Security, Medicare, debt interest, etc), much less anything "discretionary" - including the military.

The congressman paints an honest and blunt picture of reality in Washington, D.C., a refreshing change from many others who will put a rose-colored glasses view on things. I'd rather have truth, and that's what Josh Brecheen relays.

His office put out a brief highlight video from the town hall tour, which you can watch below:

To learn about our future town halls, constituents are encouraged to follow Congressman Brecheen's official Facebook page here [photos in this post were taken from his page's posts on the town halls].


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