I have been a resident of the metro-east for seven years, and from time to time I have contacted Sen. James Clayborne Jr., who is supposed to represent me in the Illinois Senate, over various issues. The problem is, I have never, ever, received a response to any inquiries on positions, calls for action, or expressions of concern that I have raised.
No one single time.
The best I could ever get was a response from an aide when calling an office. I guess he is too busy toeing the party line to deal with real people.
Meanwhile, I remain frustrated with an unreasonable state legislature and no real voice outside my vote to do anything about it.
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Zac Costilla, Fairview Heights