To the Editor;
The Midterm elections are just a few weeks away and the seat for Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes Newaygo County, is on the ballot. As a relative newcomer to Newaygo County, in order to get familiar with the local candidates, I have been making an effort to attend their events. Western Michigan is growing quickly, so I’m sure there are many other new 2nd District voters who are also vetting unfamiliar candidates.
Our current Congressman, Rep. Bill Huizenga, is running for re-election. Unfortunately, he has not held a town hall or an open event in the district for over a year. Representative Huizenga wants our vote, but he is not offering us the opportunity to hear him speak and ask him questions. In contrast, Representative Huizenga’s opponent, Dr. Rob Davidson, has held several events in the area. I have listened to Dr. Davidson speak at town meetings, and had the opportunity to ask direct questions at a “Coffee with Dr. Rob” event at the Koffee Kuppe in Fremont.
Dr. Davidson holds a campaign event almost every week. Dr. Rob Davidson is working hard to meet and listen to the 2nd District residents. His events are well advertised, frequent, and, most importantly, open to the public. Representative Huizenga apparently does not want to talk to us. When we cast our ballots in November, we are hiring the candidate to be our representative in government. My message to Mr. Huizenga is, why should we hire you if you won’t even show up for an interview?
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