U.S. Senator Rand Paul to host Town Hall at Union

Published on
February 11, 2016

Rand Paul U.S. Senator Rand Paul will host a town hall meeting on the campus of Union College on Wednesday, February 17. The meeting is part of a series of “Washington Update” events Senator Paul is holding throughout the region.

Paul announced the town hall series last week after he withdrew his candidacy for President of the United States. Paul found himself in a crowded Republican field, which led to his message of limiting the national debt, limiting the federal government and returning to the core principles of the Constitution being overshadowed by political sparring. He left the campaign trail, opting to come back to Kentucky and his duties as Senator.

Senator Paul said his time on the Presidential campaign trail showed him voters across the country are upset over many of the same issues, especially those that relate to Congressional politics in our nation’s Capitol. His town hall series will address many of those issues and allow his Kentucky constituents the opportunity to address other important issues – one on one – with Paul.

“We will take questions from, really, anybody,” Paul told The Corbin News Journal. “We just want to hear feedback.”

Paul will begin his day Wednesday in Corbin, greeting constituents at a local café at 8 a.m. The stop in Barbourville will bring Paul to the Sharp Academic Center on the Union College campus at 9:30 a.m. The public will have around an hour to listen to Paul speak and ask questions. He is scheduled to make four other town hall events during the day.

The event at Union College is open to the entire community and is free to attend.

Senator Rand Paul is Kentucky’s junior Senator, serving alongside Mitch McConnell. Paul and his family live in Bowling Green where he has owned his own ophthalmology practice and performed eye surgery for 18 years. Paul has served in the United States Senate since 2010.