Showing up Counts
05/14/2012 10 Comments
Our mail in ballot arrived in the Saturday mail and it is now decision time. In one case our decision is clear, Ellen and I will be voting for Doug LaMalfa.
Ellen and I belong to a number of service organizations in Nevada County. Over the years we have been impressed by the number of times that Doug came to our monthly meetings, sometimes driving an hour or more to be present, not to make a speech, but to pitch in and help. Or, if it was a more social event he was available to discuss issues and answer questions. In other words, he shows up. This says a lot about Doug’s character and his relationship with constituents.
On the other hand, we have not seen the other candidates showing up a community events unless it was a political meeting and they were expected. Or, in one case they were expected and became a no show. That does not build voter confidence. Will they show up when it counts?
Ellen and I have been impress by the amount of access we have had to Doug. He listens and responds with appropriate answers, some times with “I do not know.” No attempt to baffle us with political bull s**t. We have had opportunities to sit down with Doug and discuss the issues, and carry discussions in follow up emails on the issues we feel are most important to us: reducing the national debt, food security, transportation boondoggles, climate change, water conservation and run-away spending to name a few.
Ellen and I endorse Doug LaMalfa for Congress, California District 1. We encourage all readers to consider Doug and vote for him in this important election. We need more common sense in Washington.