U.S. Rep. Adam Smith meets with local leaders, Newcastle constituency

January 14, 2012


U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, left, speaks with members of local and regional government and members of the public at an informal meeting at Newcastle City Hall in the Newcastle Professional Center on Jan. 14. By Christina Lords

NEW — 3:40 p.m. Jan. 14, 2011

Although congressional redistricting doesn’t shift the city of Newcastle’s representation from the 8th to the 9th Congressional District until 2013, U.S. Rep. Adam Smith says he’s already prepared to make his case of focusing on the still-sluggish economy, job growth and needed tax and education reform to his new constituency.

The congressman — whose district now spans the area south and east of Seattle, including Newcastle, Federal Way, Renton and Bellevue — met with about 75 local and regional government officials, business sector representatives and Newcastle residents at an informal gathering at Newcastle’s City Hall on Jan. 14.

Read more