I had been taught, and therefore believed, the most important characteristic of any elected official is constituent service.
This past Memorial Day I was feeling patriotic and wrote my two U.S. senators and the current House of Representative member.
Harley Hall grew up in Vancouver, attended Clark College and became a renowned leader in the U.S. Navy. Shot down in last days of the Vietnam War, his disappearance has puzzled military and family alike.
Asking my three elected officials the following, I wrote only:
A) Where is Cmdr. Harley Hall?
B) What are you doing to find him?
As of this date, none of three has answered my request.
So, I am wrong on constituent service being important to my elected officials in Washington, D.C.