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Frelinghuysen Letter Thanks 11th District Voters

Republican congressman applauds constituent's efforts that helped get him re-elected.

I am writing to thank the voters of the 11th Congressional District for supporting my re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. 

I am pleased now to represent many new constituents in Essex, Passaic and Sussex Counties in January. 

My heart goes out to those who are in need and to so many who were able to vote Tuesday and keep their community and America strong, despite incredible obstacles. 

Our focus in Congress continues to be jobs and the economy, getting people back to work, government “out of their way,” lowering taxes, and creating a climate where small businesses can survive and flourish. That effort needs to be bipartisan. 

I am grateful to the voters of the new 11th Congressional District who have allowed me to continue my work in the United States Congress. I fight for New Jersey every day and look forward to doing so in the new Congress! 

Sincerely, 

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Member of Congress

Adam Kraemer November 08, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Rodney - Do what you can to end the grid-lock in Washington without giving up on what you truly believe in.
Jo November 08, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I've been asking him to do that for years, but Rodney puts his party first, and has contributed to the grid-lock.
Butterfly November 08, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Does anyone know if he signed the Norquist pledge?
BeBeReader November 08, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Frelinghuysen signed the Norquist pledge. He also has not supported women's right to choose consistently. Unfortunately, he was re-elected. As a woman, as a reasponsible citizen, I (who formerly supported him) cannot do so anymore. He does not have me to thank.
Henry Krinkle November 08, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I did not vote for Mr. F but I am merely a voice in the wilderness that he will never hear, he being safely sequestered in his fortress of ignorance.
J Nappa November 08, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Instead of writing a letter to voters,how about going to JCP&L and demanding that they work 24-7 until all power is restored. I would like the Congressman to detail his efforts during this crisis.
c luksh November 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM
I agree with J Nappa; JCP&L did not do their due diligence BEFORE the superstorm. They could have been cutting/trimming trees all spring and summer throughout the state after the snowstorm of 2011; perhaps there would not have been such destruction in north Jersey. Remember the old JCP&L before being taken over by First Energy, now that was one efficient utility in its day. The utility company is not just bond to give you power but to maintain the trees and update lines and wires. We, as good citizens and neighbors, should also remember that we too are responsible for tree maintenance on our property.
David Steketee November 15, 2012 at 03:43 PM
This is an issue for the state of NJ, not the federal government. You should look to the response by your local, county and state government regarding JCP&L's accountability. The federal government has no oversight of this issue.
J Nappa November 15, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I am aware of the role of the federal government and Congress. However, he could use his office to exert pressure, he could simply show his face in some of the Towns effected. A letter thanking his voters while most were in the dark and cold shows how out of touch he is with the people.
Ed Schneider November 15, 2012 at 07:13 PM
"fortress of ignorance"?? Obviously you haven't met Rodney Frelinghuysen. Show up at one of his Saturday town meetings, listen to him, and then he'll return the favor on the spot, and listen to you. He is a very good listener. If you want to be heard, you have to take the time and show up.
MendhamBiker November 15, 2012 at 07:43 PM
I've been voting AGAINST Sir Rodney for the past few elections; and I'm a Republican! He's not doing ANYTHING for us in Morris County but since he's a Republican with a nice family name he'll always get re-elected.
Anne G Stires November 15, 2012 at 08:44 PM
It's disappointing that Rep Frelinghusen's chooses to reiterate the worn out talking point get government 'out of the way' even as we need FEMA to help the Garden State. Let's be clear: 1) We voted for the most privileged in our society to pay their fair shares of taxes, beginning by allowing the Bush tax breaks for the rich to expire. 2) We voted to reward companies who create jobs at home instead of those who export them to other countries. 3) We voted against redefining rape and curbing women's rights by bringing personal morality into governance, crossing the sacred line between religious preference and religious dominance. 4) We voted against privatizing social services such as Social Security, Medicare, and FEMA. 5) We voted for our students to have access to affordable education and be prepared for the job market upon graduation. 6) We voted for access to health care that puts people's well-being ahead of corporate bottom lines. 7) We voted to use the power of the federal government to help in the creation of jobs for Americans, be it by helping private companies or through needed social services, such as the repair of our aging infrastructure. 8) We also voted for many other reasons, but by this petition, we demand that you, those we recently elected or kept in power, to tend to these issues urgently, representing our views instead of your personal preferences. I hope we now are clear as to what we have hired you to do at this time.
Gene Osso November 15, 2012 at 09:11 PM
In other words, you voted to make the United States of America be like France, Spain and Greece. Working out really well so far.

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