Letter: Hamilton fights for his district, will continue to do soIt’s interesting that Robert Emary blames me for decreases in Worthington’s budgets. And it’s truly laughable that he suggests I put “wealthy suburbs” ahead of the needs of my own district.
By: Dist. 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, Worthington Daily Globe
It’s interesting that Robert Emary blames me for decreases in Worthington’s budgets. And it’s truly laughable that he suggests I put “wealthy suburbs” ahead of the needs of my own district.
Apparently while he was exhaustively researching my voting record and coming to the conclusion that I’ve done “nothing” for rural Minnesota over the past five years, he missed or most likely ignored several specifics.
While I have prioritized our veterans, our most vulnerable and educating our children; the majority in the House and Senate are more interested in funding dog parks, hockey arenas and invasive earthworm studies. I can go on and on about the lack of priorities and look forward to the day we get to debate them in public.
I am truly honored to be able to serve the people of District 22B, and I fight tirelessly on your behalf. If there is any doubt I ask you to visit my Web site at www.house.mn/22B and click on the “Audio Commentary” link located on the right side of the screen. Listen to my floor speeches and decide for yourself.
I am grateful that I have been able to rebuild the trust with House Republicans and that they placed me in leadership roles. I am the lead on Agriculture and Veterans Policy Committee, Assistant Minority Whip and now the Assistant Minority Leader — and I am equally grateful that the Democrats also recognize my ability to work with both parties and appointed me as the Vice-Chair of Agriculture and Veterans Finance Committee.
As for Mr. Emary’s allegation that I “chose to vote for the interests of his political party over the interests of the people he represents,” once again I’ll let your readers determine that. The whole Highway 60 debate should put that question to rest. But if not, they should know when the majority offers spending bills that defy logic, such as building hockey arenas and dog parks while inadequately funding our schools, communities, and nursing homes, I will always vote no.