Visits Wilson Children’s Home while in West Union

Last updated: February 25. 2014 12:33PM - 813 Views

Mark Carpenter | The People's DefenderAt the conclusion of his Friday afternoon visit, Congressman Brad Wenstrup poses with local officials, social workers, and employees of the Childrens' Home. Let to right: Holly Johnaon, Congressman Wenstrup, Sonya Evans, Jill Wright, Dawn Grooms, and Melissa Taylor.
Mark Carpenter | The People's DefenderAt the conclusion of his Friday afternoon visit, Congressman Brad Wenstrup poses with local officials, social workers, and employees of the Childrens' Home. Let to right: Holly Johnaon, Congressman Wenstrup, Sonya Evans, Jill Wright, Dawn Grooms, and Melissa Taylor.
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By Mark Carpenter


mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com


After another busy week in Washington, 2nd District Congressman Brad Wenstrup made a trip to Ohio last Friday afternoon, visiting Adams, Brown, and Highland counties.


The Congressman was accompanied by field representative Kaci Compton and together they made a stop on Friday at the Wilson Children’s Home here in West Union. Congressman Wenstrup is known as a family-oriented man and recently celebrated the birth of a child with his wife Monica.


While at the Children’s Home, Congressman Wenstrup was first given an extensive tour of the facilities, in a building with a rich history that has been part of Adams County since the 19th century. While on the tour, the Congressman asked many questions about the services offered, the children who live at the home presently, and what future opportunities they might have.


After the tour, Wenstrup sat down in the dining room to field questions from staff and other officials and also to ask his own questions about funding and other issues and topics facing the Children’s Home.


After leaving West Union, the Congressman traveled to Brown County where he visited Troop Box Ministries, a group that puts together care packages to send to our troops overseas. Wenstrup is a veteran of the war in Iraq and still spends time with the Army Reserve, fulfilling his duties by treating patients at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


Wenstrup also made a stop in Greenfield in Highland County, visiting with the city manager and members of council to listen to their concerns about issues facing their village. Wenstrup also spoke with Eric Zint, the owner of Corner Pharmacy in Greenfield, about the challenges facing independent community pharmacy owners in Southern Ohio.


“As a Representative of the people in Ohio’s Second District, I feel it’s important to reach out and continually connect with those I represent, whether it be local businesses, farmers, city officials, or any of my constituents,” said Congressman Wenstrup. “I feel it is necessary to be accessible. I have to be able to bring the concerns of my district straight from Southern Ohio to Washington, D.C.”

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