McDonnell to make campaign-style tour across Virginia
Governor Bob McDonnell unveiled a schedule that will put him in 8 Virginia cities over the month of August. The Governor will host 8 town hall meetings where he will discuss economic and government reform issues with constituents.
“I have consistently found that the best ideas don’t come from Richmond, they come from Virginians in communities statewide,” McDonnell said in a prepared statement. “We are focused on reforming state government to make it simpler, smaller and more efficient.”
McDonnell will start the tour in Roanoke on August 4th and will conclude August 31st in Bristol. Chester will be the site one of the town hall meetings on August 19th from 7-8:30pm at the Cultural Center of India on Ironbridge Road.
According to the press release, McDonnell will push a number of the agenda items brought up in his Government Reform and Restructuring Committee, chief among them his idea to privatize the states ABC stores.
“Our state government must be focused on core priorities instead of services that should rightly be provided by the private sector, offering Virginians more choice and convenience,” McDonnell said.
In addition to the scheduled events, the Governor is expected to announce additional stops to other communities across the Commonwealth. He also promises to have cabinet members in tow to provide specific information to address constituent concerns.
The entire schedule of the “Virginia Speaks” tour can be found below:
“Virginia Speaks: A Conversation about Jobs, Government Reform and Our Future”
****Town Hall Schedule****
August 4, 2010 — 7:00pm-8:30pm
Roanoke County Administration Center
Board of Supervisors Board Room
5204 Bernard Drive
August 9, 2010 —7:00pm-8:30pm
Old Dominion University
Webb University Center – Hampton/Newport News Room
4201 Hampton Blvd.
August 19, 2010 — 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cultural Center of India
6641 Ironbridge Parkway
August 24, 2010 — 7:00pm-8:30pm
University of Mary Washington
Lee Hall – Room 412
1301 College Avenue
August 25, 2010 —7:00pm-8:30pm
Northern Virginia Technology Council Auditorium
2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 300
August 26, 2010 —7:00pm-8:30pm
James Madison University
East Campus Dining Hall – Montpelier Room
800 S. Main Street
August 30, 2010 — 7:00pm-8:30pm
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
150 Slayton Ave.
***Partnering with the Sorensen Southside Public Leadership Series***
August 31, 2010 — 7:00pm-8:30pm
Bristol Public Library
J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room
701 Goode Street