Madison, WI – Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) announces a series of Listening Sessions for residents of the 17th Senate District:

Monday, February 7 – Sen. Howard Marklein (17th) and Rep. Todd Novak (51st)
10:00-11:00 am           Village of Rewey Fire Department
      218 West Street, Rewey, WI 53580

1:00-2:00 pm                City of Shullsburg – Townsend Center
      190 N. Judgement St, Shullsburg, WI 53586

3:00-4:00 pm                Village of Browntown Civic Center
      107 S. Mill St, Browntown, WI 53522

Monday, February 14 – Sen. Howard Marklein (17th) and Rep. Travis Tranel (49th)
10:00-11:00 pm             Village of Mount Hope Fire Department
      127 E. Main St, Woodman, WI 53827

Monday, February 21 – Sen. Howard Marklein (17th), Reps. Travis Tranel (49th) and Tony Kurtz (50th)
11:00 am-12:00 pm      Village of Boaz Community Center Building
      17010 State Hwy 171, Richland Center, WI 53581

The format for the Listening Sessions is designed for the legislators to receive input and ideas about issues facing residents in the 17th Senate District. The legislators do not plan to answer questions, debate ideas, challenge the ideas or otherwise comment because they seek to hear every point-of-view equally. The goal is for every attendee to feel comfortable sharing their input.

Depending on the number of people who attend, the session moderator may set a time limit for each attendee to share their thoughts (2-3 minutes) so that everyone has a chance to speak. If there are only a few people, the session may be more casual.

Constituents are welcome to attend to listen to others and submit written ideas, however, facility capacity limitation may impact audience observation. As always, all constituents are invited to call, email or write to the legislators at any time to share thoughts, ideas and concerns.

There are also separate Facebook events on Senator Marklein’s official Facebook page. These Facebook events can be viewed at In the case of inclement weather, please visit Senator Marklein’s website, Facebook page or call 608-266-0703 to determine if the Listening Session will be held.

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