Time to make switch to Cowan

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It was good to be reminded of the votes cast by Cathy McMorris Rodgers as stated by Mary Lou Yocum in her Oct. 15 letter.

For about six months I emailed and telephoned her office to express my personal concerns and opinions. There was always a form letter acknowledgement, but at no time was there indication that my concerns had been received.

When I expressed concern about a government close down because of a deadlock over the debt ceiling, I received an email indicating her positive support of abortion prohibition.

I questioned her responses and received another email about her positive attitude of support for continued war efforts. Cooperation with representatives across the aisle didn't appear to be a consideration, even when I mentioned the country's low approval rating of Congress.

Instead I received emails detailing her victories and achievements. After a while I gave up, deciding that this member of Congress wasn't particularly interested in constituent opinion.

When I lived in Mississippi, our local representative was a Democrat in a very, very Republican area. He held monthly town hall meetings throughout the area, answered real questions and showed an interest in the well-being of his constituents and how he could help to make Congress work better.

I guess I was naive to think that other congresspeople would have the same "eager-to-serve" attitude. I believe it is time to hold our congresspeople accountable for their inaction and general disrespect for their constituents.

I will be voting for such a change by voting for Rich Cowan.

Valerie Weaver

Walla Walla

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