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Your Opinion: To represent constituents, respect will of voters

Your Opinion: To represent constituents, respect will of voters

March 13th, 2019 in Opinion

Sue Gibson

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

In his Saturday column, State Rep. Rudy Veit said he is “trying to gauge the temperature or the mood of (the Republican) party and its position on bills,” though his job is to represent the will and position on legislation of his constituents.

It’s obviously true that in his words, he doesn’t “get a passing grade in sensitivity class and certainly hasn’t mastered the art of thinking before speaking (or writing) all the time.”

He asks that we continue to share with him our beliefs, needs and ways the law or legislature can improve our lives and the state as a whole. Well here you go, Rep. Veit:

In no uncertain terms, we passed a constitutional amendment in November to make our state government more transparent and limit the power of big money in the legislature, along with a proposition to raise the minimum wage. You and your party are working hard to disrespect the will of the voters by dismantling what we unequivocally put in place.

You can’t improve our lives and the state by doing what you and your party are doing, Rep. Veit.