With nearly 26,500 voters living in Lehigh Acres in Congressional District 19, Curt Clawson will make his first visit to the community next.
On Tuesday, April 15, he will host an old-fashioned hotdog and beer, or soft drinks get together.
"It's free," he said when asked about the event. It will be held at the Mirror Lakes Golf Course, starting at 5:30 p.m.
When asked about coming here for the first time, Clawson said, "I feel bad about all the negative advertising, TV ads and mailings that everyone has been bombarded with during this race. I wanted to meet the voters here, get to know their concerns, and give them a chance to tell me what they expect from their next congressman. I want them to see more than the dark side of politics," he said. "That's why this get together is important to me. It's a great location to meet people in a relaxing atmosphere. I want them to leave their wallets and checkbooks at home, and just come and enjoy themselves."
The 19th Congressional District includes residents who can vote in Precincts 4, 42, 50, 51, 52, 53 and 58. Other areas of Lehigh are represented by Rep. Tom Rooney.