This month, I called the office of my state senator, Larry Farnese, to request a state form. While I was satisfied with the constituent service that I received from his office, I have a lot of concern about what happened next.
Literally five minutes after I hung up the phone from Farnese's office, I received a robocall asking me if I was likely to vote for Senator Farnese in the next election. I felt pressure to vote yes in the automated poll for fear that I would not receive the form from his office if I voted no. The call was a good reminder that Big Brother is always watching.
Although I did vote for Farnese in the last election, I would not vote for him again. I would never vote for a politician that ties his constituent services to future votes. Farnese and politicians must serve all their constituents, not just the ones that vote for them.