Mar 08 2010

SHELBY MARKS MILESTONE: 1,600TH COUNTY VISIT

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today met with residents of Jackson County at Scottsboro City Hall to discuss the legislative agenda for the second session of the 111th Congress, as well as important issues facing the nation and the state of Alabama.  Following his remarks Senator Shelby opened the floor to questions and comments from those in attendance.

The meeting marks a milestone for Shelby – his 1,600th county visit during his career in the U.S. Senate.  The pledge to visit each of Alabama’s 67 counties every year to meet with constituents was a campaign promise Shelby made to the voters of Alabama during his first run for the U.S. Senate in 1986.  He has fulfilled that promise without fail every year since.

“I am honored to serve the great people of Alabama in the United States Senate.  Visiting each county every year allows me to hear firsthand constituents’ opinions on the issues.  I enjoy the spirited discussions as much as I appreciate the encouraging words attendees offer at these meetings.  The feedback I receive is critical as it helps forms the basis for the policy positions I take in Washington.  I look forward to these meetings each year, and will continue to hold them as long as I have the privilege to represent Alabama in the Senate.”