Rep. Chris Corry meets with constituents across 14th District

In an effort to hear directly from the communities he represents about the issues impacting them, Rep. Chris Corry and his staff spent the day meeting with constituents across the 14th District on Oct. 26.

Rep. Chris Corry meets with community members in White Salmon.

The five-stop tour started in White Salmon and wrapped up in Yakima, with stops in Goldendale, Toppenish, and Selah in between.

“I am grateful we had the opportunity to sit down and hear from folks face-to-face,” said Rep. Corry, R-Yakima. “While each of these communities is facing many of the same problems impacting the state, they also have unique challenges specific to their neighborhoods. Having the chance to hear from them directly is invaluable to the work I do in Olympia.”

The Coffee with Corry tour started in White Salmon where Corry heard about concerns involving access to childcare, homeless resources, the need for drug and mental health treatment, and housing.

The next stop was Goldendale where dozens showed up to the local American Legion to share their concerns. Fellow 14th District Rep. Gina Mosbrucker also stopped by. Resources for law enforcement, the drug crisis, election security, gas taxes, and changes to the way the state handles sex offenders were among the issues raised by community members.

Rep. Chris Corry hears from community members in Goldendale.

From Goldendale, Corry traveled to the city of Toppenish where he heard from local law enforcement, city leaders, educators, and other community members about the challenges of being a small city on the front lines of the drug crisis and homeless emergency. School funding and law enforcement resources were also significant concerns for the Toppenish community.

Rep. Chris Corry hears from local law enforcement, educators, and community members in Toppenish.

A smaller group, including city officials and law enforcement, turned out for the next stop in Selah. Among the issues discussed were housing, holding criminals accountable, and law enforcement resources and training.

The day’s final stop was in Corry’s home city of Yakima where it was standing room only with an overflow crowd. Multiple city officials and community members of all ages joined in the conversation to discuss issues that included the drug crisis, public safety, education, and disability rights, among many others.

Rep. Chris Corry meets with constituents in Yakima Oct. 26.

“I want to thank everyone who took the time to attend one of these events,” said Corry. “This was an important day. We had a great turnout at every stop. Everything I heard from all perspectives was tremendously helpful and will assist me in the 2024 legislative session.”

Anyone who could not attend these events or who needs to follow up with Corry is encouraged to reach out to his office here.


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