Technology and social media has made elected officials more accessible than ever before. From the national level down to local government politicians are using webpages, email, Twitter and even Facebook to connect with their constituents. Admittedly, some politicians have had more success in this realm then others. After a controversial vote in the House, many representatives get on the internet. and explain their positions and why they voted the way they did. Staying connected with the people they serve should be a priority for all elected officials. Unfortunately, that is not always true.
How accessible are the elected officials in Whitehall? Do they seek the input of citizens before they cast votes on township issues? Can you get in touch with your respective commissioner, or the mayor and voice your concerns? Do the commissioners explain their positions on issues?
As primary season approaches, these questions need to be answered. Are the people of Whitehall being represented by their elected officials, or are the officials simply following their own agendas without regard?