UPDATE: We took the opportunity to meet with Mr. Meek at Fritz's on Friday morning. We asked him questions about why he's running and what he hopes to accomplish if elected. We plan to post this article within the next few days. Thanks - Paul Singley, Oxford Patch editor
Congressional candidate Chris Meek, a Republican who is running for the fourth-district seat against incumbent Democrat Jim Himes, held a meet and greet session with local voters on Friday.
Meek held "Coffee with Chris" at 10 a.m. Friday at Fritz's Snack Bar diner, 72 Oxford Road, or Route 67.
The schedule for the other coffee events is as follows:
- in Oxford Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
- Glory Days Cafe in Greenwich Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.
- The Lunch Box in Weston Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m.
“I think it's important that your congressman not just be some guy behind a desk who gives speeches or waves at community events," Meek stated in a news release. "Your congressman needs to be someone you know, someone who shares your hopes, dreams and fears – a real person that you can talk to about our community. I've met so many people through the years through my various non-profit endeavors and heard many great ideas. As a candidate, I think it's critical for anyone who wants to, to be able to share their ideas with me and learn about mine.”
For more information about the Meek campaign, visit his website at www.meekforcongress.com.