Eighth District Congressman Brad Ellsworth (D-8th) stopped by a few towns in his district Wednesday. It is part of his three-day “Open Door Listening Tour” where he answers voters’ questions and takes their concerns back to Washington. Ellsworth said the face-to-face meetings are not always easy.
“Believe me, you take a beating sometimes,” said Rep. Ellsworth. “It gives people something, and the Congressman is really their closest link to federal government. I take that responsibility very seriously.”
Ellsworth said most questions he fielded focused on health care, veteran’s issues and the economy. He voted against the first version of the stimulus package, but said the second version, which President Obama signed into law yesterday, had clear improvements. Ellsworth has been telling voters that bringing the country out of a recession is his top goal as Congressman.
“There is going to be a lot of discussion, a lot of disagreement on what the best way to approach that is,” Ellsworth said. “But that’s what this country is built on, people discussing, people arguing some, and then let’s move forward with the goal of what’s best for the people here in Spencer, Greencastle, and all across America.”
Ellsworth intends to have visited every county in his district by the end of the week.