Rep. Black visiting L'burg today

Friday, February 4, 2011

Diane Black, who was recently sworn in as Tennessee's 6th District congressman, is visiting Lewisburg today.

Her public appearance will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Association headquarters auditorium at 250 N. Ellington Parkway.

Health care and the economy are two topics she's announced as suitable for discussion during a traditional "town hall meeting."

Black succeeds Bart Gordon of Murfreesboro who served as this area's congressman for a quarter of a century.

Meanwhile, Black is to open one of her district offices on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. It's just off the public square in Murfreesboro. Gordon had a similarly-located office.

The office is at 305 W. Main St., Murfreesboro.

The Murfreesboro office opening comes at the end of Black's first Constituent Work Week back in the 6th District.

The 112th Congressional calendar has a particular emphasis on congressmen being in their home districts addressing constituent issues. Each month has, on average, one week of district time for members.