Journal StaffNewly elected State Rep. Kathleen James is holding an informal "meet your new legislator" event in each of the four communities she'll be representing.James was recently elected to serve Bennington District 4.Please come to share your ideas, issues, priorities and concerns prior to the Jan. 9 opening of the legislative session in Montpelier. Free coffee and cookies will be provided.The first event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Sunderland Town Hall, located at 104 Mountain View Road. The meeting will be held right before the 6:30 p.m. select board meeting.Sunderland is split between two districts and the meeting will be held in conjunction with newly elected state Rep. David Durfee, who was elected to serve Bennington District 3.The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Sons of the American Legion Post 69 located at 54 Legion Road. The meeting will be held prior to the 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Arlington Area Renewal Project.The third meeting in the series will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Sandgate Town Hall located at 3266 West Sandgate Rd. The meeting will be held prior to the 6:30 p.m. select board meeting.The final meet and greet will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Park House located 340 Rec Park Road in Manchester.James plans to hold regular constituent meetings in each community throughout the year.To stay informed, sign up for her newsletter on her website: www.kathjamesforstaterep.com or follow her on Facebook at "Kathleen James for State Representative."James can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-366-1158.