U.S. Rep. Johnson to hold town hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Johnson to hold town hall meeting

DANVILLE — Retiring U.S. Rep. Timothy Johnson, R-Urbana, will hold a town hall meeting next week in Danville.

The meeting will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the David S. Palmer Civic Center, 100 W. Main St., Danville.

The session probably will not be Johnson's last town hall meeting, according to spokesman Phil Bloomer. Johnson, first elected to Congress in 2000, decided last spring not to run for a seventh term. But he has scheduled meetings throughout his 15th Congressional District over the next several weeks, when Congress is in recess, Bloomer said.

The congressman will be available to discuss federal issues Tuesday while his staff members will be on hand to address individual constituent concerns with federal agencies.

"I may have announced my retirement, but my responsibility to listen has not ended," Johnson said.

There is a three-way race to succeed Johnson in the new 13th Congressional District: Republican Rodney Davis of Taylorville, Democrat David Gill of Bloomington and independent John Hartman of Edwardsville.

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rsp wrote on September 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I don't recall Johnson holding this many town hall meetings in the past. These sound more like a farewell tour.