Congressman Newhouse to Miss Brewster Listening Session

Congressman Dan Newhosue

4th District Congressman Dan Newhouse says his wife’s illness prevents him from attending Thursday’s constituent listening session in Brewster. in a Facebook post Newhouse explains his reasons in a personal Facebook page

As many of you know, several years ago my wife Carol was diagnosed with cancer. Through her amazing strength and determination and with the help of talented medical professionals, she has done remarkably well. Just over a year ago, we learned that the medication she was on was no longer effective. Several different treatments have been tried, but chemotherapy has been her treatment since February. There have been recent complications, but we remain hopeful as Carol receives care to regain her strength. I need to be with my family as we face this challenge together. As I spend time caring for my wife, I appreciate patience and understanding while I stay by her side. I take my responsibility as your representative very seriously. My staff remains available to assist with any federal or casework issue you may have. I will continue to work on behalf of the people of Central Washington. I am thankful for all prayers on behalf of Carol and our family during this difficult time.

This was a hard decision for me to make because I had planned to hear in person from constituents in Okanogan, as I have in Grant County and the Lower Valley listening sessions last week, but due to this family emergency, my staff will be available tomorrow in Brewster to meet with constituents. I will host an additional listening session in Okanogan to be scheduled in the future.

The Thursday evening meeting is at Brewster High School Gymnasium. Pregistration and proof of residency is required.

Previous articleNewhouse Hosts listening session in Okanogan County
Next articleConvicted shooter shows remorse, re-sentenced to 189 years in prison
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.