The public is invited to “Meet Your Legislators” on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 am at the Welcome Center, 201 E. Lincoln Way, Jefferson. The event is sponsored by the board of Thomas Jefferson Gardens of Greene County as a community service as the importance of an informed electorate was a strongly held belief of former President Jefferson.
State Senator Jesse Green and Representative Phil Thompson, who represent Greene County in the Iowa legislature, have committed to attend the forum. Longtime Jefferson journalist and retired editor/publisher of the Jefferson Bee and Herald, Rick Morain, will serve as moderator.
In his first term, Greene represents Senate District 24 which is composed of Greene, Boone and Hamilton counties and portions of Webster and Story counties. He lives in Boone. He serves on the following committees: Agriculture, Human Resources, Labor and Business Relations (Vice Chair), Natural Resources and Environment, Veterans Affairs and Ways and Means.
Thompson, in his second term, represents House District 47 and includes Greene and most of Boone County. A Jefferson native, Thompson serves on the following committees: Appropriations, Economic Growth, Education, Government Oversight and Veterans Affairs.
Attendees are asked to please wear masks in the Welcome Center for the event. Questions will be taken from the audience in writing submitted on cards to the moderator.