Area legislators to host additional town hall in Coldwater on road funding proposal

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Shirkey and Rep. Eric Leutheuser are hosting another free, public town hall on the May statewide road funding ballot proposal on Monday, April 27 in Coldwater. The event will feature Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director Kirk Steudle.

Shirkey and Leutheuser are encouraging residents of Branch County interested in the road funding issue to attend the meeting and hear Steudle discuss the ballot initiative coming before voters in May. Shirkey said that even if they attended the previous town hall in the county, this event and the speaker promise to deliver plenty of good additional information.

“Our goal is to give voters every opportunity to learn about the content of this proposal,” said Shirkey, R-Clarklake. “This additional event in Branch County, with Director of MDOT Kirk Steudle speaking, will allow people to hear even more about the ins and outs of this important issue.

“Your vote this May will determine the outcome of road funding in Michigan.”

The town hall will be held on Monday, April 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Suite 500 of Community Health Center of Branch County, 370 E. Chicago St., Coldwater.

“This is obviously not a simple issue, and there is a lot of information out there,” said Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale. “But it is an important issue that affects everyone. We hope folks will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more.”

The event is free to attend, providing voters with the information they need to cast their vote this May.

For more information, contact Shirkey’s office at 1-517-373-5932.