A warm, supportive and standing room only reception for Central Coast Congressman Salud Carbajal in Arroyo Grande Wednesday night.
It was Carbajal’s first town hall meeting in southern San Luis Obispo County since he took office as Representative for California’s 24th Congressional District.
They packed the George O’Connor Board Room at the Lucia Mar Unified School District offices Wednesday night for the town hall meeting with Carbajal who succeeds fellow Democrat Lois Capps who retired after 20 years in office.
“I’m really excited and eager to hear from all of you”, Carbajal told the large crowd assembled, “what’s on your minds, what concerns you, I have an idea of some of the things that concern you.”
Most of those who showed up for the town hall meeting voted for Carbajal and wasted little time expressing they’re concerns, frustration and outrage with President Trump and his new administration.
One woman urged Crabajal to support impeachment proceedings against Trump while others offered an array of questions on topics including tax and immigration reform, climate change and getting rid of the electoral college.
One person spoke up to say he did not vote for Carbajal but wanted him to know how concerned and worried he is about the current state of the U.S. military.
Carbajal pledged to take what he heard back with him to Washington D.C.
“I really hope that everybody back in Washington that I am dealing with, from the White House to Congress, what we members of Congress are experiencing in our districts”, Carbajal told the crowd, “and your voice, not only through me as your representative, but I hope that this example of your participating and expressing your concerns and outrage is something they hear loud and clear.”
Carbajal is expected to meet with constituents in other parts of the 24th District before he returns to Washington D.C.