JOHN HUNTER: Residents of 1st District urge congressman to hold town hall

TO THE EDITOR:

Another cold, damp Tuesday and another gathering of Patriotic Citizens, unpaid constituents, grandparents and residents of Michigan’s 1st District, attempting to lobby our fearless Congressman into having a town hall meeting based in Traverse City and other surrounding areas has again fallen on deaf ears.

With a two week recess under way our “brave” representative has decided to hold a whopping two town hall meetings and neither of them will be local.

Considering the very cornerstone of Rep. Jack Bergman’s candidacy was about his Marine rank and service it is more than disheartening to find out his two (count them again, just two) meetings will more than likely be held in some “friendly” little pocket of voters with a “friendly” fundraiser immediately following.

The residents of Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie and Manistee counties deserve and should continue to demand that Bergman hold town halls that are easily accessible to ALL the people that the 1st District represents.

John Hunter

Traverse City

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