By Adam Musgrave

On Tuesday, June 11, an aide to Rep. Ross Spano of District 59 announced that the Congressman will be hosting a series of town hall meetings and community forums over the next three months. The events, which are scheduled to begin on Friday, June 28 and end on Thursday, August 8, will give constituents the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and become more involved in state politics.

“Now that the 2013 Legislative Session has come to a close, members of the community are eager to hear about what was accomplished during the sixty day lawmaking session,” Spano said.

Spano, who was active during Florida’s 60-day session, sponsored twelve separate bills and addressed issues ranging from education accountability to court terms, said he was eager to hear from constituents in order to guide his focus in future sessions.

“I look forward to traveling the district in the coming months and sharing our successes, while also hearing from constituents about the issues most important to them,” he said.

Scheduled events will include three town-hall style meetings that will take place in Riverview, Seffner and Brandon as well as two smaller more informal meetings. These smaller events, titled “Coffee with Ross” and “Ice Cream with Ross” will take place at the Copper Bell Café at 11228 Boyette Rd. in Riverview on Thursday, July 18 and The Revolution Ice Cream Co. at 220 W. Brandon Blvd. #104  in Brandon on Thursday, August 8.

The larger meetings, which will take on a format more similar to small business round tables that Rep. Spano hosted prior to the 2013 legislative session, will take place at The Regent in Riverview on Friday, June 28; Word of His Grace Christian Fellowship in Seffner on either Tuesday, July 2 or Tuesday, July 9; and Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon on Thursday, July 25.

“I want folks to know that I am accessible,” Spano said. “I can’t think of a better way to engage with members of the community one-on-one than to share a cup of coffee or enjoy an ice cream cone together.”

For more information about Rep. Spano or the events that he and his staff will be hosting throughout the summer months, contact Gloria Perez at 655-3742.


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