LEICESTER, Mass. — U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Worcester, will meet with Leicester school and town officials as part of a meet and greet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Leicester Town Hall.
McGovern was elected in 1996 to represent the Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district was recently redistricted to include the Town of Leicester.
State Rep. John J. Binienda, D-Worcester, hopes the meeting will draw attention to local priorities.
Binienda, who taught in Leicester for 18 years before being elected to represent the town in 1986, said he sees this "as a great opportunity for the congressman to meet town officials and get a sense of Leicester’s priorities and expectations at the federal level going forward."
Currently serving his eighth term in Congress, McGovern is a senior minority whip. He is the second ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, which sets the terms for debate and amendments on most legislation, and is a member of the House Agriculture Committee.
In those roles, McGovern has secured millions of dollars in federal assistance for Central and Southeastern Massachusetts.