16th Leg. Dist. Republicans Open Letter to People of Benton County

The Benton County Republicans for the 15th Legislative District have written an open letter to the people of Benton County about the county commissioners and their saying that they have no authority to resist the governor’s stay at home orders. The letter reads, in part:

…Shon Small, Jerome Delvin, and James Beaver made the statement “The Benton County Board of Commissions does not have the legal authority to override the Governor’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ proclamation…” The Commissioners’ job is to oversee the county and also, we firmly assert, to protect the citizens from overreach of power by the capital. All three of our Commissioners are either willfully ignorant or just negligent in their role…

It is time to get business’s open and the people back to work. We firmly believe that every
person in Benton County is essential. We know there are veritable public health concerns and
those who ought to stay home, can chose to do so. The working people of Benton County
know what is best for them, not the Governor’s boot-licking Commissioners, whose income
rolls in whether they work or not. It’s time the Commissioners earn their paycheck and protect
the good and hard working people of Benton County from the bureaucratic double speak of
Olympia. The woes of King and Pierce County are not the identical worries of Benton
County; we are a different demographic, climate, economy, and culture. The citizens of this
community possess an undeniable right to make decisions autonomously from our State
government; to tailor our county government to serve the people of this area as is fitting to the
citizenry of this particular locality. Top down, authoritarian mandates from the capital are ‘one
size, fits the capital alone’ decisions – they are made without a thought of us here! We are
calling on the Commissioners to do what is prudent for Benton County; they are elected to a
very well compensated position, as a public servant, and ought to conduct themselves
accordingly…

Click here to download the letter in PDF format.

WA 16th Dist. Town Halls, March 23, 2019

From Rep. Bill Jenkin’s office:

Greetings from Olympia!

I’m hosting a trio of town hall events with my seatmate, Rep. Skyler Rude, around the 16th District. This Saturday, March 23, is your opportunity to discuss with us your opinions, concerns and questions about the legislation being debated in Olympia. We will begin each event with a brief legislative update, and then dive into our Q&A session. There is a lot going on and we look forward to this time with you. Please join us at the following locations:

Prosser

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Where: Walter Clore Wine and Country Culinary Center (2140A Wine Country Road)

Walla Walla

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Walla Walla Community College – Performing Arts Auditorium (500 Tausick Way)

Dayton

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Columbia County Youth Building (102 Fairgrounds Lane)

If you cannot attend these events, or would like to submit a question or comment beforehand, please contact my office.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Sincerely,

Bill Jenkin

WA 16th District Town Hall, Tues, Feb. 6th, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’d like to invite you to join me, and Rep. Terry Nealey, for a telephone town hall meeting from 6-7 p.m. this Tuesday, Feb. 6. This is an opportunity for you to receive an update on the latest issues before the Legislature that could affect you and your neighbors across the 16th District.

What:                          16th District telephone town hall

 When:                         Tuesday, Feb. 6

 Time:                           6-7 p.m.

 Call-in number:          (509) 204-7030

The program is much like a radio talk show. When you are ready to ask a question, simply press the “star” (*) key on your telephone keypad.

By hosting a telephone town hall, we’re offering you the ability to ask questions of us about your concerns and interests regarding legislation and state government, all from the comfort of your home. We look forward to talking with you!

It’s an honor to serve you!

Sincerely,

Bill Jenkin