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Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall in Keizer next Wednesday, Jan. 9.

He will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC and answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.

The town hall is free and open to the public.

“Talking directly to Oregonians in every county is a great way to hear about the issues folks want me to fight for in Washington,” Merkley said in a statement. “I urge all residents of Marion and Clackamas Counties to come and share their opinions and work with me to make our state and nation a stronger place.”

In 2008, Merkley pledged to hold town halls in each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year. He upheld his pledge in the previous four years and is continuing that commitment in 2013.

Marion and Clackamas Counties will be his 150th and 151st town halls as a U.S. Senator.

The Keizer town hall will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE.

The Keizer town hall is the first of two on the day for Merkley.

Later in the afternoon, the Oregon senator is holding another town hall at the West Linn Community Center in West Linn.

That town hall kicks off at 4:30 p.m.