PRESS RELEASE: Missouri Democrats to Launch Rural Town Hall Series

August 21, 2020

The Missouri Democratic Party is launching the Rural Town Hall Series, a chain of events that will highlight the Democratic candidates in each rural congressional district.

“We really find it important that we talk to everyone, and build a coalition between all Democrats across the state,” said MDP Rural Director Tara Logan. “There are Democrats in all corners of Missouri, and these events will give folks a chance to discuss issues that pertain to their communities and hear from candidates they’ll see on the ballot in November.”

MDP Political Fellow Jeffrey Bittle commented on the importance of the Rural Town Hall Series with the statement “We’ve lost a lot of ground in rural Missouri since 2012. It’s time to acknowledge that and build back stronger than ever.”

This will be a virtual series featuring candidates up and down the ballot in the respective congressional districts. Audience members will have a chance to submit questions to the candidates.

Here is the list of dates for the Rural Town Hall Series:

- 6th Congressional District, 9/02, 7:00 PM

- 3rd Congressional District, 9/09, 7:00 PM

- 7th Congressional District, 9/16, 7:00 PM

- 4th Congressional District, 9/23, 7:00 PM

- 8th Congressional District, 9/30, 7:00 PM

Candidates attending the 6th Congressional District event will be Mindi Smith (HD 2), Terrence Fiala (HD0 6), Vic Abundis (HD 13), and candidate for US Congress Gena Ross (MO-06).

The public can RSVP to the events and submit questions to the candidates by going to These events will be broadcasted live on the Missouri Democrats Facebook page. If anyone has limited internet access and would like to join a different way, please email or call 573-234-6725.