Rep. Buddy Carter holds town hall meeting in Rincon, Savannah

Updated: Aug. 10, 2017 at 5:01 PM EDT
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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Congressman Buddy Carter held a total of 9 town hall meetings in just 3-days. His town hall in Savannah will be on Thursday evening and starts at 6 p.m.

But earlier Thursday he had one in Effingham County.

It was a mixed crowd of Republicans and Democrats. As you can imagine a lot of the conversation centered around healthcare and immigration.

Overall he says he has great attendance and great questions coming in from people. He's pushing for change though when it comes to health care, wanting the American Health Care Act to pass. He also says he's not against people coming to this country as long as they do it the right way and contribute to society.

These town halls provide, you at the home, the opportunity to speak with your local representative.

"Well in Chahtam County I want to talk about what happening at the ports and how were doing there," said Rep. Buddy Carter, U.S. Rep, 1st District. "I want to give an update on that. I also want to make sure that everybody understand where we're at with health care. We're not quitting, we'll continue on with it, we're going to find a solution. Its tough. Health care is very complicated but we've been charged with a responsibility and we're going to fulfill that responsibility."

Later Thursday night Representative Carter is set to hold his final town hall meeting, which takes place in Savannah. This one will be held at Bible Baptist Church on Skidaway Road at 6 p.m.

There is expected to be a large crowd at this one. The last town hall attended in Savannah several months ago had an overflow crowd.

When it comes to issues being discussed, of course health care and immigration are one and two. Carter says there have also been a lot of questions about tax reform and development in the rural parts of the state.

For those in Chatham County, the congressman plans to give an update on healthcare and what's going on at the ports. He is expecting a full house tonight.

If this town hall meeting proves to be like the others, the crowd will be engaged and asking a lot of questions.

"It's not so much what the public gets out of it, but what I get out of it. I'm here to listen to them. They didn't come here to listen to me. I have the honor and privilege to serve the first congressional district, and I want to hear from them. I want to hear what their concerns, what's on their minds so that I can take it back with me to Washington DC," said Rep. Carter.

WTOC will live stream the town hall on our website as well as on our Facebook page.

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