U.S. Congressman Todd Young (R-9th) is seeking input from constituents during his campaign for re-election. Constituents waited at Todd Young’s Bloomington office for a chance to speak to the congressman.
Young has hosted some town hall meetings in the southern part of the district, but declined to say whether he would host any in Bloomington. Young’s district stretches as far north as Johnson and Morgan County.
Ninth district residents had 15-minute time slots to discuss issues important to them in the upcoming election.
“Most people are concerned about growing more jobs in this country and the general state of our economy,” Young says. “We’ve had things ranging from foreign policy to education to even some local concerns. But generally it’s been the state of the economy.”
Young says he was surprised constituents brought up foreign policy issues, specifically the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Bloomington resident Jackie Yenna says he wants the congressman to support legislation protecting American jobs, and he’d like Young to commit not to give the wealthy a tax break.
“I’d rather see a position come out and progress on the bring jobs home and getting the American people back to work,” Yenna says. “I’d rather see progress on it.”
Young faces Democrat Shelli Yoder in the general election.