Congressman Ribble takes questions from Foster Students
Posted on 11/08/2016

Today, Congressman Reid Ribble stopped by Foster Elementary Charter School for a casual question and answer session with Foster students. He answered questions about Congress, how he became a Congressman, why he decided to run for Congress, what the qualifications were, and more!

Foster students

When he first arrived, the kids seemed a little disappointed and asked why he didn’t have any bodyguards with him. He replied, “I didn't think I needed any at Foster.”

Ribble’s connection to Foster is that he is a former student!  He fondly remembers his days of being an elementary student at Foster. He made all of the kids laugh when he told them about how he cried on his first day of school.

Congressman Ribble also talked about the importance of teachers and said that they have the most important job in the country. “Way more important than mine,” he added.

Below are a few of the questions that our inquisitive students asked Congressman Ribble:

  • How old are you?
  • Have you ever talked to Trump or Clinton?
  • Have you ever talked to the President?
  • What is your favorite part of being a Congressman?
  • What's your favorite animal?
  • Do you make a lot of money?
  • Can we come visit you at your job?

The answer that seemed the most impressive to students was when he was asked if he ever has time to read? Ribble commented that he has read over 4,000 books. He added that he tries to read three books a week and in order to accomplish this, he gets up at 4:30 in the morning.  

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