Letter: Happy with Congressman Fosterâ€™s availability
Like Cody McCubbin, I too took time away from my family in order to attend â€œCongress on Your Cornerâ€ in Elburn on March 6.
This is the third event I have been able to attend with Congressman Foster since he has been in office. Although the time with him is limited, I greatly appreciate the fact that he even shows up to do these events. Personally, I like the private one-on-one session. Not all people are comfortable speaking publicly in town hall meeting formats.
Beginning around 2002 through the end of his term, I began calling then-Congressman Hastertâ€™s office to find out about town hall meetings or any event I might attend to speak to him about my concerns.
I was repeatedly told â€œhe has nothing scheduled.â€ At the same time, I would read about the local fundraisers he was having. Although Mr. McCubbin is unhappy about Fosterâ€™s chosen format, Fosterâ€™s availability has been far greater to his constituents than his predecessor, and we didnâ€™t have to attend a fundraiser to see him.