Former Congressman David Obey will hold an open community conversation on Tuesday, March 4 from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. Wisconsin State Senator Robert Jauch will also join Obey in the community conversation.
All are invited to attend his presentation on “How Politics has Changed in Recent Decades; Implications for the Nation.” Congressman Obey will make a brief presentation followed by dialogue with the audience. Some topics that he will be addressing are the legislative process, the congressional budget process, and congressional ethics and reform.
David Obey was the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District from 1969 to 2011. The district includes much of the northwestern portion of the state including Wausau and Superior. He served as Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations from 1994 to 1995 and again from 2007 to 2011.
Senator Bob Jauch serves Wisconsin's twenty-fifth Senate District, comprised of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, Price and Washburn counties, along with parts of Burnett, Dunn, Polk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Vilas Counties.
Following the community conversation, Congressman Obey and State Senator Jauch will speak to the UW-BC ‘State and Local Government class.’
Congressman Obey’s appearance is being coordinated in part by, and made possible by, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service and the UW-Barron County Foundation.
For more information contact Dr. Eric Kasper at the campus at 715-234-8176 ext. 5472.