U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-Palm City) plans a town hall meeting on Thursday in Jupiter
The Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, is the site for a town hall meeting Thursday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. with U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, (R-Palm City).
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Reservations are suggested. To make a reservation or for information, go to mast.house.gov/townhall.
Mast, who is serving his first term, lost his legs and suffered other injuries from a bomb blast while serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.
Mast has drawn strong opposition from Democrats and liberal groups since his vote for the Republican health care overhaul bill backed by President Donald Trump.
Chanting “hey, hey, ho, ho, Brian Mast has got to go,” about 80 sign-toting demonstrators in May protested against the Palm City Republican’s vote in favor of President Donald Trump’s health care plan. The protest took place at Mast’s district office in North Palm Beach.
Mast said the people who say people with pre-existing conditions will lose coverage under the GOP plan are coming from “the exact same group of people that went out there and lied to the face of every single American” about the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
Mast was elected in November to the District 18 seat formerly held by Democrat Patrick Murphy. District 18 is roughly 38 percent Republican and 34 percent Democrat.
Trump carried the district with 53 percent in November. Mast — who called for repealing and replacing Obamacare during his campaign — got 53.6 percent to defeat Democrat Randy Perkins.
Mast opponents gathered in front of his North Palm Beach district office in May
The other town hall meetings Mast is holding on Thursday:
St. Lucie County
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Port St. Lucie Community Center
2195 SE Airoso Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Grace Place
1550 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997
Reservations are requested.
To make a reservation or for information, go to