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Congressman's program plans stop here

POSTED: September 18, 2012 12:30 a.m.

District 9 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has just a few more months representing Forsyth County in congress, but he’s not slowing down until the new district changes take effect in 2013.

Graves, a Republican representative from Ranger, has announced his fall and winter dates for his county connection program. 

The program, which began in February 2011, allows constituents to talk with representatives from his office to help with casework, questions about policy issues and concerns over federal programs.

Graves will be in Forsyth County from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 in the county administration building.

The goal of the program is to provide a personal link to residents of Graves’ district who aren’t able to visit his Gainesville or Dalton district offices.

Graves is running this fall for the newly added District 14 congressional seat that covers much of northwest Georgia.

District 9, which was redrawn as a result of 2010 U.S. Census numbers, will be represented by either Republican Doug Collins or Democrat Jody Cooley, whoever wins the Nov. 6 election. Both men are from Gainesville.

The new-look District 9 will include north Forsyth, while the lower half of the county will be in District 7.


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