U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, will be in Newton County Wednesday May 23 as part of a five-day, re-election bus tour to visit all 25 counties in the newly drawn 10th Congressional District.
Broun will visit Newton County at 4:30 p.m. at the Newton County GOP Headquarters, located at 1107 Church St. on the square next to Square Perk Café.
The public is invited to meet with Broun at any of his stops. Here are some other stops in the area:
Wednesday, May 23
12:00 pm - Henry Town Center, 1772 Jonesboro Road, McDonough
1:30 pm - United Bank, 150 Covington Street, Jackson
3:00 pm - The Square, downtown Monticello
4:30 pm - Newton County GOP Headquarters (next to Square Perk Café), 1107 Church Street, Covington
Thursday, May 24
8:00 am - Ye Olde Colonial Restaurant, 108 E. Washington Street, Madison
12:45 pm - Kellie's Home Cooking, 4555 Atlanta Highway, # D, Loganville
3:30 pm - Historic Walton County Courthouse, Corner of N. Broad & W. Spring streets, downtown Monroe
"The upcoming bus tour is distinctive of the kind of representative Dr. Broun is. He is just as concerned about identifying and connecting with the people of Newton County as he is about representing the other 24 counties in the 10th District. It's a great way for Dr. Broun to get a sense of the newly drawn district, to meet with the residents in each community, and to hear what's important to them," said spokeswoman Jessica Morris.
"So when the bus rolls into town on Wednesday, he will be taking your questions, listening to your concerns and gathering your ideas to take them to Washington. He won't leave Covington until he's talked to each and every person who has come out. Then, Dr. Broun will spend the night at his home in Oconee County before he gets up bright and early the next morning to hit the road again."
Broun, 65, is a medical doctor from Athens, who was first elected to Congress in 2007. He serves on three house committees, including homeland security, natural resources and science and technology, where he is chairman of the investigations and oversight subcommittee. He now represents the eastern half of Newton County. The western half is reprsented by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia.