Six years ago, Sept. 6, 2011, was the last time my representative in Congressional District 3 held a public town hall. It was held at Mound Westonka High School. I am exhausted listening to Erik Paulsen publicly state that he continues to have town halls.
My family enjoys Minnesota's natural beauty yearlong, from swimming in Lake Minnetonka to biking on the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail to Nordic skiing in Three Rivers Parks. So I was alarmed when President Donald Trump pulled out of the 195-country Paris climate agreement.
This is an open letter to Congressman Erik Paulsen. A neighbor showed me the letter you mailed to your donors this weekend. In it, you warned about "radical left-wing" Democrats paying outsiders to protest your recent healthcare vote. "Their mission, of course, is to take back the majority and re-install San Francisco's Nancy Pelosi as Speaker."
Congressman Erik Paulsen is my congressman. I frequently call his offices. I have both his Washington, D.C., and Eden Prairie numbers on speed dial. I call because the November 2016 election had a profound effect on me, and now I call my congressman.
As a constituent of CD3 my most direct avenue to Washington is Congressman Erik Paulsen. I was fortunate enough to have two in-person meetings with him in April. I say fortunate because, according to District Director John-Paul Yates, "it's been a few years" since his last in-person town hall.
Our elected U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen hasn't had an in-person town hall with us constituents since 2011. He only comes out in public under circumstances where he can control the narrative. Even his visit to a Chaska High School class saw him dodging important questions from students. Think about that.
I just read the letter to the editor from Christine Cleary of Shorewood and her comments about U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen. I, too, have found that Mr. Paulsen's voting record and public comments are at odds with the facts.
My family enjoys Minnesota's natural beauty yearlong, from swimming in Lake Minnetonka to biking on the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail to Nordic skiing in Three Rivers Parks. So I was alarmed when President Trump pulled out of the 195-country Paris climate agreement.