MANHATTAN, KAN.) – Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced on Friday at the Manhattan Regional Airport that he will open a satellite office in Manhattan in 2013. He will continue to maintain offices in Dodge City, Salina, and Hutchinson.
The addition of a Manhattan office comes after Riley and Pottawatomie Counties were added to the First District following the decennial census and redistricting.
“During my first two years in Congress we have maintained a solid Kansas presence,” Congressman Huelskamp told the audience. “I held town halls in each of the Big First's 69 counties in 2011 and again in 2012 -- 140 town halls in total. Staff have held satellite office hours in every county as well. We hosted telephone town halls nearly every month, and most importantly, I have come back to Kansas every weekend. I tell you this to say that our priorities in Washington are set by the thousands of Kansans who have given their views to my staff and me. The addition of this satellite office will continue this tradition."
Congressman Huelskamp continued: “Our staff currently serving Salina will travel to Riley and Pottawatomie Counties several days a week to provide in-person constituent services at an office here in town. Of course technology allows us the ability to do much of it without being face-to-face, but nonetheless it is important for this thriving region to have regular access to our team.”
Congressman Huelskamp introduced members of his staff at the announcement, including District Director Steven Howe who grew up on his family’s farm in southwest Riley County near Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School and Kansas State University.
The address and office hours will be announced soon. Congressman Huelskamp’s virtual office can be found at http://huelskamp.house.gov.