An open letter to Darrell IssaIssa has been in Congress for 16 years, and has had an extremely high national profile as the Chairman of the frequently news-making House Oversight Committee from 2011 to 2015. But he has only represented Joshua Lazerson's Encinitas since 2013 after district realignment in 2012. Lazerson must have been spending much of that time in Encinitas living under a rock.
I have lived in Encinitas for the past 23 years, so you have served as my representative in Congress for the whole of your Congressional career.
Nonetheless, this will be the first time that I have communicated with you, and I am doing so based on the expectation that you will emerge the victor in this season’s congressional district contest.
But I'm sure the rest of Lazerson's 1700-word lecture on everything from global warming to single-payer healthcare to racial reparations is really insightful.