East Bay congressman leads constituents on hike
CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KTVU) - An East Bay Congressman took his town hall to this hills- hiking with constituents and answering questions.
Alameda County Representative Eric Swalwell led a group of about 100 hikers along a 2-mile hike at the Lake Chabot Regional Park.
Constituents showed up with a lot of questions on a wide variety of topics. The Congressman said Washington is consumed with the latest reports of missile tests in North Korea, Russian sanctions, and chaos in the White House, but Swalwell says voters are still deeply concerned with local issues.
Representative Swalwell says, "It's really the kitchen table issues, you know. What are we doing to make sure our kids have the best schools, that families have job opportunities, and see their paychecks grow".
The Congressman says he understands that hikes might not be everyone's preferred venue and he will be holding more traditional town hall meetings next weekend.