Being an elected official carries with it some huge responsibilities.
First and foremost, an elected official is responsible for representing the citizens living within his or her political subdivision. That includes a willingness to meet face to face with residents and hear their concerns.
Other responsibilities include educating yourself about issues you will be voting on and taking into account what is best for your constituents when you cast a vote on a particular issue. We also believe elected officials must display a willingness to explain their votes when queried by the media or their constituents.