GROTON, N.Y. – Rep. Tom Reed will make an appearance in Tompkins County this weekend, hosting a meeting 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Groton Town Hall, 101 Conger Blvd.
Reed, who was first elected to the House in 2010, won about 24 percent of the vote in Tompkins County and 54 percent of the vote district-wide in the 2018 midterm election against Democratic candidate Tracy Mitrano.
Reed’s past town hall events in Tompkins have been crowded affairs. More than 500 people lined up at the Southside Community Center shortly after President Trump’s inauguration to question Reed and a 2017 Trumansburg event reached capacity before the congressman’s arrival. A large audience in Enfield peppered Reed with questions about healthcare, the farm bill and gun control last May.
Recently, Reed has been in the news for opposing Trump’s use of an emergency declaration to fund construction of a border wall, though he has not stated whether he would vote to revoke the declaration if Democrats introduce a bill to that effect in the House.
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The Groton town hall meeting is one of two Reed has scheduled while Congress is on a weeklong recess. Before heading to Groton, he will field constituents’ questions at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ronald E. Dougherty County Office Building in the Village of Owego.
Featured image: Tom Reed speaks at a town hall meeting in Enfield, May 2018. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)