Nevada’s 4th Congressional District Representative Ruben Kihun came through Hawthorne on Thursday, Feb. 23, while on a three-day listening tour within the district’s cities and towns. As the vast district is made up of varying developments, Representative Kihuen personally expressed his goal of meeting as many within the varied communities as possible. He hoped the visits would assist him in learning about local issues and allow him the chance to meet face-to-face with area leadership.
He and his assistants had arrived from a Yerington visit late in the day, taking a brief tour of the county building and the sheriff’s department with local representatives.
A written quote from Representative Kihun, regarding the listening tour stated, “The Fourth Congressional District is one of the most diverse in the country — urban and rural, White, African-American, Latino, and Asian, military, veterans and civilians — stretching from Las Vegas to Ely. As I work to best represent my constituents, I could think of no better way to learn about their issues than coming directly to them. I look forward to hearing more about the needs of the district to amplify their voices in Washington, D.C.”
A written background of the 4th Congressional District was provided, stating that it is home to more than 722,000 Nevadans and it stretches from Las Vegas to Yerington in the west and north of Ely in the east. It went on to state the district is home to a number of important military installations such as Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base and Hawthorne Army Depot, in addition to natural wonders such as Basin and Range and Gold Butte.