Congressman Mac Thornberry, Cooke County’s representative in Washington, is set to visit Gainesville Monday and meet with constituents.
“Matinee with Mac” is set for 4 to 6 p.m. at State Theater on California Street.
It is free and open to the public.
Thornberry (R-Clarendon) explained in a media release that as a congressman, listening to citizens is a crucial part of the job.
“The townhall meeting in Gainesville is a great chance for me to do that,” he said. “I appreciate the opportunity to meet folks and hear about what issues matter most to them.”
Thornberry has served the state’s 13th congressional district since 1995. He previously represented only western portions of the county — but a redistricting process after the 2010 Census placed all of Cooke County in his district.
Larger than 13 states and covering more than 40,000 square miles that include all or part of 44 counties, the 13th district encompasses the Texas Panhandle, goes south into the South Plains area north of Lubbock, and then runs east across the Red River Valley through Wichita Falls to Cooke County.
“I have enjoyed representing folks in Cooke County and now I am looking forward to representing the entire county in the congress,” he said.
The release added that Thornberry is vice-chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, where he leads the subcommittee on intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities.
He also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
For more information about Rep. Thornberry or the “Matinee with Mac” set for Monday, visit www.macthornberry.com or call (940) 692-6311.