Four counties, four town halls, 6½ hours; Moran starts lengthier “listening tour”

C.L. Hoover Opera House

C.L. Hoover Opera House

Sen.-elect Jerry Moran announced today that he’s beginning his annual “listening tour” of every county he represents with four one-hour town hall meetings scheduled, in four different counties, over a 6½- hour period on Friday.

During his recent Senate campaign, Moran committed to setting foot in each of Kansas’ 105 counties at least once every two years if elected.

But now, the schedule is amped up to get in all 105 counties during his freshman year as a senator, according to Moran aide Lindsey Trent.

As a member of the House of Representatives since 1997, Moran has prided himself on visiting every county in his district every year.



His staff estimates he has traveled more than 5,000 miles on his yearly swing through the 69 counties making up Kansas’ “Big 1st” congressional district — geographically the 11th-largest of the nation’s 435 House districts.

The four town-hall meetings scheduled Friday are:

Marshall County — 10:00-11:00 a.m., First National Bank, 124 N. Kansas, Frankfort.

Washington County — 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m., Our Daily Bread Bake Shoppe, 23 N. Center St., Barnes.

Clay County — 1:30-2:30pm, Clay County Courthouse, 712 N. 5th St., Clay Center.

Geary County  — 3:30-4:30pm, C.L. Hoover Opera House, 135 W. 7th St., Junction City.