Political town hall meeting planned Oct. 4 at Sheridan VFW

By Daily News • Last Updated 10:15 am on Monday, September 17, 2012

SHERIDAN — Plans for the town hall meeting Oct. 4 at the Sheridan VFW Post are about 75 percent finalized, according to VFW Post 5065 Legislative Chairman Eric Halvorsen.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

Candidates for the 70th District state representative, incumbent Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville, have already accepted invitations to attend.

Incumbent Fourth District Congressman Dave Camp, R-Midland, tentatively plans to attend, but if he’s unable to attend he will send a surrogate to represent him. His Democratic opponent, Debra F. Wirth of Eagle, has indicated she will be in attendance.

Also attending will be State Sen. Judy Emmons, 33rd District, who will bring information on the proposed new bridge to Canada and other matters of interest.

Duane Miller, chief finance officer for Carson City Hospital, will be present to give his views on the financial aspect of Obamacare and how it would affect the medical institutions and individuals. Dr.. Ronald Steury of Sheridan Community Hospital also will present his views on Obamacare.

The tea party of the mid-Michigan area will be represented by Patricia Butts and Tina Dupont, who will present the tea party’s stand on various issues of interest to the voters of Michigan.

Halvorsen said post officials still are awaiting responses to invitations sent to Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and U.S. senatorial candidate Peter Hoekstra.

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