ST. PAUL (March 17, 2014) — Minn. State Sen. Foung Hawj’s (DFL-67) welcomed more than 100 constituents to Conway Community Rec. Center for his first town hall meeting on March. 14. The multi-lingual constituents asked questions in four different languages, with Somali and Spanish translators and Hawj answering directly in both English and Hmong.
“It was a very informative meeting, and I really appreciate being represented by someone who understands our community and can communicate in the language that many of us use every day; it’s a refreshing feeling,” said constituent Chai Vue.
Hawj touched on a number of topics ranging broadly from transportation, to education, snow plowing and minimum wage. He fielded questions on bike trails, the property tax refund, health insurance and helping kids find jobs. He extends his thanks to those who attended, and to the Conway Community Rec. Center and the Sanneh Foundation for contributing the space.
“I’d like to thank my East St. Paul constituents for showing up and asking questions,” Hawj said. “It’s important to get involved in politics and let your legislators know if there are problems in the community – that’s how things get fixed. I look forward to holding more great meetings in the future.”
Send questions and comments via email to [email protected], or call his 651-296-5285.