Unhappy with no response
In May 2012 I moved from Martinez to Brentwood. In January and early February, I contacted Rep. Jerry McNerney's local office by email and then phone.
No response to my email was received and no response to the voice mail. So, I then tried contacting his office in Washington D.C. Same thing -- no response. During this time I signed up for his newsletter. I have never received a newsletter.
Each of my contacts was seeking one thing. I wanted to know where McNerney stood on reducing gun violence -- in particular, background checks and reducing the size of ammunition clips. I have viewed McNerney's website multiple times, and do not find these issues addressed. Having spent 22 years living in Rep. George Miller's district, where communication and response was outstanding, I find this lack of response from McNerney very frustrating. On Feb. 22, I went to his Lone Tree Way office looking for information. There were three staffers there. When I told them why I was there, they looked at me like "deer in headlights." Nobody could answer my question, saying they needed to contact D.C. They could not tell me when they would get a response.
My vote is now lost forever. And, in 2014, I will support his competition.
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