Letter: McHenry works hard for us in Congress

I have read a few letters recently attacking our Congressman Patrick McHenry and I would like to say that our Congressman certainly represents our values. That is why he has been re-elected by large margins several times.

As someone with more than 30 years in the fire service, I can tell you that firefighters and other emergency responders in our region have no better friend in public office than Congressman Patrick McHenry. He has been a staunch defender of the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and has championed other legislation to give frontline fire personnel the tools they need to stay safe and do their jobs effectively.

Furthermore, Congressman McHenry takes time to hear our concerns. He is always in his district. I have never seen a congressman or senator visit as many fire departments and police departments as he has. These things mean a lot to the men and women of rural western North Carolina who largely volunteer their time to protect their communities.

So liberals can call Patrick McHenry all the ugly names they want. I have some things I will call him: effective, honest, hard-working, responsive and always one of us. Please join me and my family in voting to keep him as our representative on May 8.

Jeff Cash – Cherryville

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