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Congressman Hurt Talks with Elected Officials at Ash Lawn-Highland

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Congressman Robert Hurt took time to thank elected officials in central Virginia Friday and talk about important issues for the area. The Fifth District representative held the annual appreciation event at Ash Lawn-Highland in Albemarle County.

Hurt traveled throughout his district this week to meet with leaders in the area. He says it is important to hear their concerns and bring the input back to Washington.

Hurt spoke with dozens of representatives from Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, and Nelson counties at James Monroe's home Friday afternoon. He says the annual lunch is opportunity to thank the leaders for their service and discuss how issues in Washington might affect central Virginia.

Hurt stressed that two main topics are job creation and America’s overall financial picture.

“If you get into the southern parts of the Fifth District, you'll see places we have unemployment still as high as 10 percent, so we need to do everything that we can I think to adopt policies in Washington that make it easier for small businesses, easier for working families,” said Hurt.

The group of area leaders included county supervisors, law enforcement, and school board members. Elected officials brought several concerns to the table, including budget cuts.

The congressman also held a similar event at Graves Mountain Lodge in Madison County Friday morning.  He says he is mindful of the unfunded federal mandates that governments in our area have to deal with.

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