Ever since Sen. Mitt Romney announced his run for Senate a few years back, I have been quite impressed with his willingness to meet and engage with voters around the Beehive State. During the campaign, this culminated in a “stirring” rendition of “I’ve Been Everywhere,” where he listed off all of the cities he visited around our great state.
While many politicians seem to neglect the very voters that elected them once they get to Washington, Sen. Romney has done the exact opposite.
Nowhere is this more apparent than his recent run of town halls and meetings around the state. During the latest recess, Romney held town halls in the following locations: Ogden, Cedar City, St. George (twice), Richfield, Logan, Provo, Lehi, West Jordan, Draper, Vernal, Farmington, Heber City, Castle Dale and Price.
I was personally able to attend two of these town halls, in Provo and Heber City. At both meetings I asked questions and received thoughtful answers. I came home from both of these experiences feeling more optimistic about the political process in our state.
More importantly, I came away feeling that Romney truly does care what his constituents have to say.
Ryan King, Provo