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U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner sets Friday town hall in Grand Junction

Author: Ernest Luning - September 6, 2017 - Updated: September 6, 2017

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U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, answers a question at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, answers a question at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner plans to hold a town hall in Grand Junction on Friday, his office announced. The Yuma Republican plans to answer questions chosen at random from the audience at the event.

The town hall is scheduled for 10-11:30 a.m. at the Robinson Theatre at Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center at 1100 North Avenue in Grand Junction.

Parking is available nearby at Stocker Stadium on North 12th Street.

The date and time of the town hall could change, subject to the vote schedule in the Senate, his office said.

Gardner held three traditional town halls in August in Colorado Springs, Greeley and Lakewood. He also participated in a town hall in Durango earlier in August with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton after the officials toured the site of the Gold King Mine spill with EPA Director Scott Pruitt. In addition, he’s held several tele-town halls and numerous roundtable discussions with small groups this year.

Elected to his first term in 2014, Gardner sits on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Budget Committee. He chairs the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy and the Subcommittee on Energy.

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.


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