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U.S. Rep. Barry Moore holds round-table discussion with Wiregrass community, county leaders

Published: Feb. 8, 2021 at 5:01 PM CST
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HARTFORD, Ala. (WTVY) - United States Representative Barry Moore (R-AL) was back in the Second Congressional District on Monday, talking face to face with his constituents.

Rep. Moore visited the community center in Rehobeth (Houston County) and the Wiregrass Electric Cooperative in Hartford (Geneva County), where round-table meetings were held to discuss some challenges local farmers were facing, community projects in the making, and about what’s been going on in the nation’s capital.

“You’re going to have people who are having problems in governments, whether it be the VA or the Ag program, whatever the case may be. So I’m excited about the things going on in our area and the Second Congressional District. But at the same time we have some issues we have to address and we have to get to work,” Moore told WTVY.

City and county leaders, along with Representatives from the economic development and college sector of the Wiregrass were in attendance. Many gave update reports to bring the Congressman up to date on projects, including the Alabama Highway 52 widening between Dothan and Geneva.

“Recently with the committee appointments, it’s important that I stay plugged in with the farmers and the veterans and the small business owners. And that’s the thing we’re working towards,” Moore said.

Moore is now hoping to build on the meetings. He will head back to the nation’s capital to address the problems his constituents are facing.

“The main thing is developing relationships and that means with people that are in leadership. Obviously with the Freshman class that I’m coming in with, we are stronger together if we stick together. And I think that there is a lot of great freshman in my class. The 117th of Congress has some tremendous individuals. And so I think through that process, the way you get some things done is working together, just like we saw here today,” Moore said.

Moore will remain in the Wiregrass for a few more days before heading back to Washington D.C.

“I told people in the District when I ran that I would campaign among the people and I would govern for the people. And part of that process is out here meeting and greeting,” Moore said.

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