This past Wednesday, Ryan Watts held his first town-hall event in Chatham County at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. Mr. Watts is a Democrat running for Congress in the Sixth District. Over ninety members of the public attended the event to listen to Watts’s economic vision for the district. Members of the public were also given the opportunity to ask questions of Candidate Watts. Question topics included net neutrality, gun reform, environmental protections and North Carolina’s current Opioid crisis. Environmental protections are of rising public concern due to the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline that would affect at least three of the district’s counties, if installed. Watts received a thunderous applause from the audience when he stated,“The most important thing representatives are supposed to do is listen, and I will do exactly that.” In addition to outlining his platform, Watts’s responsiveness to citizens voicing their concerns was well received as demonstrated by the energetic and enthusiastic audience response. Citizens of the district will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Watts throughout the coming months. The campaign has scheduled at least one town-hall event in every county leading up to the election in November. More details about upcoming town halls can be found at the campaign’s website www.wattsforcongress.com or on the campaign’s Facebook page. The next town-hall in the series will be held on June 21st at Rockingham County High School 6:30 PM.