AUSTIN,TX, April 17, 2020 – Rick Kennedy, Democratic candidate for US House TX17, will host his first digital town hall on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 6:00-6:30pm CT. He will talk about the challenges with our health care system both in the current pandemic and in the future. His short presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

“Communicating with the residents of this congressional district is always important to me, but during these unprecedented times–it’s even more critical,” says Kennedy.

“To be honest, I’ve really missed my travels across the district and getting to visit with people. I very much prefer in-person communication. It energizes me to hear what’s going on in their lives and what’s important to them. When I get elected, I intend to return to the traditional format of in-person town halls. I’ve always viewed digital communication as a supplement to live town halls for those times when we can’t gather in-person. I want to stay open to all the best ways of communicating,” he continued.

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Rick Kennedy is a software engineer who lives in Austin. He challenged Bill Flores in 2018 and now campaigns in 2020 for the soon-to-be vacated US House TX17 seat. The 17th includes Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, and Robertson counties; also portions of Bastrop, Lee, Leon, and Travis counties. Rick Kennedy topped the field in the March 3 Democratic primary with 48% of votes cast.