The next RURAL TOWN HALL invites special guest USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to addresses issues that matter to rural Americans in the upcoming presidential election. Watch clips from the show, read a complete transcript of the questions and answers and find out more about Secretary Vilsack below.
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RURAL TOWN HALL SPECIAL GUEST:
USDA SECRETARY TOM VILSACK
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Secretary Tom Vilsack is a graduate of Hamilton College and Albany Law School. Following law school, he and his wife, Christie, settled in her hometown of Mount Pleasant, IA, where he practiced law with her father. After serving as mayor of Mount Pleasant, he also served in the Iowa State Senate before being elected Governor of Iowa, in which office he served from 1999 to 2007. After running for U.S. President early in the 2008 campaign, he was invited by President-elect Obama to join his cabinet as Secretary of Agriculture and has served in that role down to the present.
ABOUT RURAL TOWN HALL
Produced in conjunction with Mediacom Connections Channel and Gannett, RFD-TV’s RURAL TOWN HALL is a series of one-hour prime-time specials focusing on rural American issues in advance of the 2016 presidential election. Candidates from both parties are invited to outline their platforms in front of a live audience, covering issues important to voters in rural areas such as healthcare, broadband, education and agriculture. Read more about RURAL TOWN HALL.