“Senate At Your Service” Event To Be Held In Benton On Wednesday

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The office of U.S. Senator Bob Corker will hold a “Senate at Your Service” event in Benton on Wednesday at the Polk County Courthouse. Corker’s staff will be on hand to meet with local residents and assist individuals experiencing problems with a federal agency. 

This is the sixth in a series of Senate at Your Service events organized by Senator Corker’s office to provide assistance to Tennesseans who may not be able to visit one of his six state offices. The event is free and open to all Tennesseans. For a complete list of currently scheduled Senate at Your Service events, contact Senator Corker's office. Additional locations may be announced at a later date. 

Senator Corker’s six state offices are located in Jonesborough, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Jackson, and Memphis.

WHAT:  Senate at Your Service event hosted by the office of U.S. Senator Bob Corker

WHEN:  Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Polk County Courthouse, Circuit Court Room, 101 Main Street, Benton, Tennessee

MEDIA CONTACT:  Micah Johnson, 202-228-6523 

PUBLIC CONTACT: Tennesseans with questions about the event should contact Senator Corker’s office at 423-756-2757.


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