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Pa U.S. Rep. Scott Perry to hold July 30 town hall in Hummelstown

By: - July 24, 2019 11:12 am

House Homeland Security Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Scott Perry makes opening remarks during a hearing on “critical canine contributions to the DHS mission’” in Washington, D.C., May 18, 2017. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Congressman Scott Perry, R-10th District, has announced a town hall meeting for next Tuesday evening, July 30, at the Hummelstown fire department.

The event will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Doors open at 5:30.

Those hoping to attend must RSVP in advance here or by contacting Perry’s office at 202-255-5836. The event is only open to those in the district. Attendees must bring photo ID to confirm their residence.

Within an hour and a half of registration opening Wednesday, the meeting was full. But those who continue to register will be added to a waitlist for cancellations.

The event will also be live streamed on Perry’s Facebook page.

“Our Hummelstown town hall is the latest in a series of events that I’ve held as a public official. Town halls have always been one of the great means of gathering feedback and hearing from the people I represent,” Perry said in a statement.

Perry was first elected in 2012 in a district centered around York and Adams county. After the state struck down the last set of congressional maps as an illegal partisan gerrymander last year, Perry’s district was redrawn to include all of Harrisburg and its suburbs.

At a 2017 town hall held in Red Lion, York County, Perry was greeted with an at times angry crowd according to PennLive.

His district is a top target for Democrats in the 2020 election as they try to pad their majority in the House.

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Stephen Caruso
Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is a former senior reporter with Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Before working with the Capital-Star he covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter.