Editor: Voters in the 10th Congressional District have been waiting for months to participate in a town hall with their Representative Barbara Comstock (R-10-Va).
Comstock has adopted a nonresponsive posture hiding from both media and constituents. She even turns down national TV opportunities such as CBS Sunday Morning which recently had a story about women candidates in congressional races. Her opponent, Senator Jennifer Wexton, participated in the interview and demonstrated her command of the issues and commitment to the voters of her district. I was wondering if Comstock was given an opportunity to state her reasons for being elected. My question was soon answered at the end of the segment when the reporter stated that Comstock was asked to participate but declined the invite. This is highly unusual for a politician to turn down a chance to promote themselves on national TV.
Unfortunately, this is just another example of Comstock’s approach to avoiding exposure to her constituents. However, there is a solution. We have the power to make a change and replace Comstock with Senator Jennifer Wexton who has demonstrated in her years in the Virginia Senate that she has provided access to her constituents through town hall meetings and an open door policy at her district offices not just during an election year, but all the years she has been in office. Shouldn’t that be what voters expect?
Vote for Wexton in November
Denise Pierce, Sterling