My golf partner, a very non-political lady, commented Thursday about Jon Steitz, “Why WOULD he care about us?” I had just finished telling her that he hasn’t lived here long, and only rents his house in Pleasant Prairie. We were talking about Bob Wirch’s long history of quick response to any request for service from a resident of his district (or, really any Wisconsinite). I had just commented that I can’t see Jon Steitz, who would continue his full time job as a Chicago-Downtown-Corporate-Lawyer, being as responsive to us as Bob Wirch has been for 20 years. And she simply said, “Why WOULD he?’ I was pretty overwhelmed by her insight!
For years, my friend Bill has walked the streets and roads of rural Kenosha County and Burlington distributing Bob’s “Constituent Cards.” These cards that are preaddressed to Bob’s Madison office, give the constituents an opportunity to tell Bob about their concerns, interests, or problems. Bob reads those cards himself and always gets back to the writer.
I don’t get a card like that from Samantha Kerkman. I can’t imagine Jon Steitz hiring someone to WALK and KNOCK on every door!
I’m voting on Aug. 16th! Are you?