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kayh
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posted November 30, 2010 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kayh     Edit/Delete Message
I'm just curious about our new State Representative and wondering if anyone has heard from him since the election with regard to the water/high billing issues in our area? We spoke personally over the phone just before the elections and I was promised after making concerns of mine known with regard to the water situation many of us face that IF he won, he would then be requesting and planning town hall type meetings with residents and the HOA's to discuss the matter because never before had he seen ONE single topic be a concern for so many people.....NOW that the election is over and he won however...I've written 2 messages and made one phone call, leaving a message asking where he stands on getting around to requesting and organizing those "town hall" type meetings he would be calling for. I've gotten no response.
I don't want to lose hope this quickly however...being I was contacted by him, and a discussion took place and a promise was made, it's a bit disturbing to then not hear anything regarding the situation AFTER the election.
Please.....I don't want to get into a "political" argument, who should have won, and so forth...I'm just wondering if anyone else discussed this issue, was told the same thing and now....no word from the NEW Representative.

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starstruck
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posted December 01, 2010 05:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for starstruck     Edit/Delete Message
Heavens, the election was only three weeks ago. Give the guy a few minutes to settle in.

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kayh
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posted December 01, 2010 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kayh     Edit/Delete Message
Oh my gosh... I simply ASKED a question "for heaven sake"! It really doesn't warrant a flip response. I was simply asking if anyone else had heard anything.

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jerry
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posted December 01, 2010 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jerry     Edit/Delete Message
Well golly gee your question reads more like a condemnation.

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newguy
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posted December 02, 2010 08:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for newguy     Edit/Delete Message
Maybe it's just me, but it seems appropriate that you should let the guy actually take office (January) before starting in on his performance.

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Reddog
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posted December 02, 2010 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Reddog     Edit/Delete Message
He will get back with you after taking care of his multithousand dollar donor's business.

And that is not a condemnation of our newly elected state rep., it's a condemnation of the entire system.

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Miss Chris
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posted December 02, 2010 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Miss Chris     Edit/Delete Message
I have to agree wholeheartedly with you. Our government system is not for the regular citizen but is used to accommodate the individuals or companies who can pay the highest price. I used to have a belief in the system, but I don't anymore. It's corrupt and the elections over the last couple of years have done nothing but reinforce this belief.

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Reddog
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posted December 02, 2010 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Reddog     Edit/Delete Message
Water is one of, if not the most important issue facing this part of the state right now, and into the future.

Will the Lege address it, who knows; they should, but are we willing to wager on what they will do?

Tha absurd amonts of money being spent on every race there is taints the process.

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kayh
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posted December 05, 2010 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kayh     Edit/Delete Message
To the few who responded to my question with rudeness, verses being helpful or kind....
Our new State Representative sought ME OUT. He contacted me personally and asked to visit with me in person or by phone. My choice, so we could discuss my issues of concern. I gave him my phone number and within moments, he contacted ME. I did NOT seek him out asking him where he stood on matters for which matter to me and my family. We spoke at length regarding the residents water situation and the extreme costs we pay for it, in our area. He told me that IF he was elected, one of the very first things he would be doing is organizing town hall meetings so that residents could gather and discuss the problems with him in order to HELP him get a better grasp of the situation so he can work towards helping us with the issue. He also told me he had received a packet with hundreds of petitions regarding the water issue but he hadn't yet gone through what he'd been sent. He told me he wanted to HELP us in anyway he can. He also told me that he would NOT be resorting to the old political ways that we have been faced with in the past. He explained that he planned to be ACTIVE with regard to this situation because it seemed to be a serious issue for EVERY single person he had spoken with while campaigning. The election is over, he won, and after doing so I find it VERY odd that not so much as a phone call has been returned to simply say....Yes, I'm still here and yes I still plan to do as promised, yes I am working on the issues. Yes I will be in touch with my supporters SOON.
While some of you may think that being busy is the reason for the delay...He certainly has had time to visit his FACEBOOK, adding 'friends'. So, YES...I would like to know why calls and messages are not being returned.
In addition, when normal, everyday people get new jobs, they aren't given weeks and months to aquaint themselves with the job they've been hired to do. They are expected to dive in and get to work...So, WHY is it because this is government we are discussing, the voters and tax payers are suppose to be patient and wait, wait, wait until the POLITICIAN is ready to "deal" with us and the issues we are concerned with?
I'm sorry but I don't find one thing wrong with holding the very simplest of ACCOUNTABILITY to those people we put our trust into, because they are the link between us and higher government. I'm SICK of paying hundreds of dollars a month FOR WATER and I'm sick of politicans making promises and showing concern ONLY during election time. I have every right to ask if anyone else has been in contact with a man that obviously MANY people voted for and my question certainly didn't warrant the disrespect from a couple of you who seem to always be in that sort of mind set. To show disrespect. I support him, and I trusted in his words and at the very least, I expected a return phone call. We certainly didn't go longer than an hour at a time from hearing from one or the other of the candidates when it was election time. T.V., Radio, flyers, interviews, rallies, and so forth..day in, day out for months. It wasn't a problem getting a return call THEN. It shouldn't be so NOW.

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kayh
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posted December 11, 2010 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kayh     Edit/Delete Message
Here is an interesting UPDATE regarding my concerns of not having heard from our NEW State Rep. While I still have yet to recieve a call back or e-mail message regarding my questions concerning our WATER issues and any upcoming PLANS to hold "town hall" type meetings once he's sworn into office. I DID receive a message asking for donations to help reduce his campaign debt. That's classic! Really nice.
I suppose I'm finally going to have to surrender to the fact, as many of you have...that they truly ARE...all alike.

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happinessfound
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posted December 11, 2010 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for happinessfound     Edit/Delete Message
How are we to know what he is going to do, until he actually TAKES OFFICE. Ever consider that maybe he took a much needed break after the election? Let's wait and see what he can do...give the guy a chance.

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kayh
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posted December 14, 2010 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kayh     Edit/Delete Message
happiness.......he doesn't have to take the oath to begin PLANNING. He doesn't have to take the oath to RETURN PHONE CALLS from supporters. He doesn't have to take the oath to begin organizing and meeting with his supporters. THAT is my point! He's getting off on the wrong foot by ignoring messages and then sending out notices wanting donations to help repay his campaign debt. I had 100% confidence in his abilities and truly thought he was concerned with the issues. NOW....I question and I have every right to, given how this has played out since the election.
There was no "taking a break" when we were bombarded day in and day out with campaign adds, commericals, phone calls, neighborhood walks to speak with the voters. Down time? Why? The candidates KNEW the job was a tough one when they signed on for it. The fact is....there isn't going to BE a concern for the voters. As usual it was all about getting the vote. This is simply a stepping stone to much bigger and better things. Alot of nodding, smiling and hand shaking to get to the next step. The promises simply being forgotten. As usual. I can tell you this for certain...those extremely high water bills aren't going to go away and the company isn't willing to wait and give the candidate a "much needed break". This is an issue that concerns EVERY single person within the area and they truly NEED and want relief. This man was voted into office because he promised to dedicate himself to working with us to get that relief.

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Reddog
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posted January 24, 2011 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Reddog     Edit/Delete Message
He's off to a great start with the "present" vote for Speaker.

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kayh
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posted November 29, 2011 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kayh     Edit/Delete Message
I spoke recently with our Represenative...No surprise that there is absolutely NO changes/progress in the area high water bill situation. Hey..maybe we should still be giving him time to settle into office! Yeah..that's it. Just needs a wee bit more time.

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starstruck
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posted November 30, 2011 06:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for starstruck     Edit/Delete Message
Ok Kayh. You started this thread a year ago and I jumped right on you for being premature. Let me be the first to say you have given the guy plenty of time. If I were the one with the high bill I think it would be a good time to start hell raising in earnest! So there.

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