Letter to the Editor: Gluesenkamp Perez Offers No Substance or Solutions, Just Fluff


Our new congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, representing Washington’s Third Congressional District, has recently begun having town halls. She had a town hall in her hometown of Stevenson and the last town hall she had was in Vancouver.

I read an article about her town hall in Stevenson explaining how it was conducted. The article stated that attendee questions were submitted in advance in writing to a moderator. I thought to myself, “How strange.” I envisioned the same type of interaction that President Joe Biden receives — pre-written questions reviewed in advance, with pre-written answers, and pre-selected journalists who are called upon.

At every town hall that I’ve ever watched on TV or have attended, the audience members typically raise their questions to the representative directly by raising their hand and asking their question.

I caught my eye on an event that Gluesenkamp Perez attended on Feb. 24 hosted by Seattle University. I thought to myself, “How odd.”

Seattle is not in the Third Congressional District. I couldn’t understand for the life of me why Gluesenkamp Perez would host a “public service conversations” event at Seattle University.

I follow our new congresswoman on Twitter. Many of her constituents have asked her questions on her Twitter page. Gluesenkamp Perez never responds to any of them.

The most recent post by Gluesenkamp Perez on her Twitter page is a video of her being dragged on a sled behind a truck on the road, entitled “snow day.”

We have a lot of big problems in our country and a lot of important issues in the Third Congressional District that need to be addressed and solved.

In my little rural town, our long-time family-owned convenience store, J & G Grocery, was forced to shut down because it couldn’t compete with the newly installed Dollar Store, with large stock ownership by Vanguard and Blackrock, two shady asset management firms.

Families in the Third Congressional District are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table. With never-ending high inflation, rising property taxes, new green energy carbon taxes on gas, and mileage tax on cars, most of us cannot afford to buy groceries, let alone afford other goods and services.

Gluesenkamp Perez hasn’t addressed any of these hard-hitting issues nor has she offered any solutions to real problems facing hard-working families in our district.

How can businesses survive with burdening regulations, no tax relief and customers who are being hurt by taxes and the Green New Deal who cannot afford their goods and services being offered? Gluesenkamp Perez has no answers.

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has no substance, no solutions. She is all “fluff.”

Susan Allen,