In April of 2013, Congressman Randy Weber hosted three town halls (one in each county in District 14) and said, “I was hired to be the voice for the people of Texas 14. I’m hosting these town halls to personally hear the questions and concerns of my constituents. I’m looking forward to having thoughtful discussions with members of the community, and encourage everyone to attend.”
This year, he is “phoning it in” with one telephone conference for the entire district. And I have also been told he has no intention of scheduling meetings with his constituents during this lengthy recess. What has changed? How can he be our voice, hear us and our questions and concerns in this limited way?
As his own words state, he believes actual town halls and access to elected representatives is important — in person — not over the telephone. There is still time to plan real town halls for each of the counties he serves. As one of his constituents, I ask him to do so. Otherwise, I feel we are being taxed, but not represented.
Susan Quinn Bryan