WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) will hold his ninth “Commonsense Connections” Week next week, with representatives making more than 80 stops across the state to bring federal government to West Virginians, hear their commonsense priorities and concerns, and take feedback to the Senator.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) will hold his ninth “Commonsense Connections” Week next week, with representatives making more than 80 stops across the state to bring federal government to West Virginians, hear their commonsense priorities and concerns, and take feedback to the Senator.
To kick off the week, on Monday afternoon, each of Senator Manchin’s three state offices – in Charleston, Fairmont and Martinsburg – will host an “Open House” for constituents to drop by, meet his staff and share their thoughts. 
“I believe in retail government - bringing the government directly to our citizens, hearing their concerns and finding the best possible commonsense solutions to the issues that matter to them,” Sen.  Manchin said.
“The customer comes first in business, just as the citizens should come first in government. That is what ‘Commonsense Connections’ is all about. My staff travels to every corner of the state and meets with our constituents to hear about the personal challenges they are facing and their ideas of how to move our country forward, and then I take their ideas to Washington.”
Local meetings will include:
Mineral County:
Tuesday, May 23, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Keyser-Mineral County Public Library, 105 N. Main st., Keyser.
Tuesday, May 23, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Fort Ashby Public Library, 57 President’s St., Fort Ashby.
Grant County:
Wednesday, May 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Grant County Public Library, 18 Mt. View St., Petersburg.
Friday, May 26, 12:30-2 p.m. at the Allegheny Mt. Top Public Library, A455 Union Hwy., Mt. Storm.
Hampshire County:
Thursday, May 25, 9-10 a.m. at Greg’s Restaurant, 2975 Northwestern Pike, Capon Bridge.
Thursday, May 25, 11 a.m. to noon,  Romney Senior Center, 289 School St., Romney.
Hardy County:
Wednesday, May 24, 9-10:30 a.m. at the Hardy County Public Library, 102 N. Main St., Moorefield.
Wednesday, May 24, 1:30-3 p.  at the Wardensville Visitor Center, 301 E. Main St., Wardensville.
NOTE: Sen. Manchin will not be present for these meetings.