Mar 18 2013
Today, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) held his 1,800th career county visit at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence, Alabama. Since taking office in the Senate in 1987, Senator Shelby has made an annual visit to each of Alabama’s 67 counties to hear constituent concerns about important issues facing the nation and the state.
“26 years ago, I promised my constituents the opportunity to have their voices heard on Capitol Hill. Visiting each county in Alabama every year is invigorating and allows me to fulfill this important promise. While new media is a useful tool for communication, nothing can replace the value gained by interacting face-to-face with those whom I represent. As long as I am fortunate enough to serve the people of Alabama, I will continue to return to all 67 counties each year.”
Senator Shelby’s county meetings are open to the public. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.