You have been our senator now for one legislative session, from February to May of 2011. To the best of my knowledge, in this amount of time, you have succeeded in passing only one bill of your own, and have joined with other representatives in passing three of theirs.
If this is inaccurate, please say so. I say one bill of your own, but actually, that is a bill which originated with your predecessor, Senator Jay Paul Gumm, and he did the initial work on it. However, before he could bring it to completion and see it passed into law, he lost the election that would have kept him in office.
This is the bill that gives some protection to a mourning family at the funeral of their loved one who died in the line of duty in warfare. The law is needed because of some misguided people who don’t scruple to interrupt these sacred ceremonies in an effort to promote their own political views.
I very much approve of this bill and am glad that you got it passed into law. But to give credit is due, it was originally Jay Paul’s bill, and he is the one who got it started.
Jay Paul was a tireless worker who passed much legislation to help the people of this district. Also, he was always available to his people when they called on him for help. I have heard, Senator Brecheen, that you often don’t even return messages from your constituents. If this is true, you need to be reminded that you should always be available to your constituents.
That is why you were sent to Oklahoma City.
I hope your future letters in the newspaper will tell us what you have done, and what you are doing, as our senator.