Since 2011, Utah Senator Mike Lee has been reaching out to constituents throughout the state by way of a mobile office.
That mobile office made two stops in Cache County Tuesday: one at the River Heights city offices and the other at Clarkston Town Hall.
Staff member Derek Anderson was on hand to talk with residents.
“We realize that a lot of people in Utah live in rural parts of the state and don’t have any opportunity to meet with Senator Lee,” according to Anderson.
He said the mobile offices give citizens a chance to ask questions about everything from federal to state issues. Those questions and concerns are then relayed back to the Senator’s office.
”We do keep the Senator posted on a lot that happens at the mobile office,” said Anderson. “We do take concerns back to the Senate. In fact, when the Senator does his annual report to the State Legislature, we have a lot of examples from some of our mobile offices.”
There were a number of people who stopped by to talk with Anderson. One group was looking to set up a meeting with the Senator, which Anderson is hoping to facilitate.
Anderson said there is often a common theme from many people he talks with around the state. “There’s a universal concern around entitlement programs like Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.” He continued, “A lot of times people are just having a hard time getting answers to some of these problems. We are there to help them out.”
According to Senator Lee’s website, “I want my office to be open and available to all Utahns,” said Senator Lee. “The best way to achieve that is by going directly to them.”
The Mobile Office will hold events in multiple locations throughout all 29 counties within the State. The full schedule is on Senator Lee’s website and will be updated periodically.