I don’t know when Congresswoman Kristi Noem last held a public town hall, but the woman who wants to replace her, Rep. Paula Hawks from Hartford, is holding three public meetings next week:
- Watertown Town Hall – Tuesday, July 12th, Watertown Regional Library Community Room, 160 6th Street NE, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
- Aberdeen Town Hall – Wednesday, July 13th, Aberdeen Area Senior Center, 1303 7th Avenue SE, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
- Sioux Falls Town Hall and Picnic – Thursday, July 14th, West Terrace Park Shelter (west side of pond near the baseball fields), 1100 W 4th Street, 6:00–7:00 p.m. (In case of rain, event moves to Downtown Library, 200 N Dakota Ave.)
Come talk to Rep. Hawks about why she wants to get South Dakota back on the House Agriculture Committee that Rep. Noem quit last year (after showing little interest in attending those meetings when she was a member). Come talk to Rep. Hawks about real solutions to the long-standing IHS crisis that Rep. Noem only recently noticed. Come ask Rep. Hawks all the questions that Rep. Noem will likely spend the August recess dodging while she grapples with the choice between cheesecake and doughnuts.