Representing residents

October 24, 2017

I agree with some of what David Hohendorf opined in his October column, but when you say "someone who represents the voters views,” I cringed.  

 

House districts have 700,000 residents.  Surely, there will be diverse views among that many people.  Some of the residents will be disappointed no matter who is elected.

 

Most of us have strong views on some matters, but have little interest in others.  

 

There are hot button issues and there are mundane issues that few people care about, but must nonetheless be addressed.

 

That last point leads me to state that legislators must concern themselves with many issues which have scant popular interest and which requires them to have an independent view.

 

Thomas Blackstone

Rochester Hills

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