Who is my state representative?

I am confused.

I am told that I live in the 115th District, and I am represented by Nathan Ramsey, but looking at his record since being sent to Raleigh, I think that I am actually represented by Tim Moffitt.

During the short session, both representatives were primary sponsors or cosponsors on almost 30 legislative bills.

One bill that allows warrantless drone surveillance was introduced by Tim Moffitt and Nathan Ramsey.

Those living in the 115th District need to think whether they want Tim Moffitt and Nathan Ramsey looking into their living rooms — or other rooms for that matter.

Everyone remembers the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, where Mr. Smith (Jimmy Stewart) continued to represent his family, friends and community. Mr. Ramsey went to Raleigh and forgot about his family, friends and community. The only thing he remembers is what Tim Moffitt tells him to do.

I have gotten to know John Ager over the past year. He can honestly say he is a farmer (Hickory Nut Gap Farms) and not a lawyer/farmer. John always talks about the community and the environment.

Ramsey and Moffitt seem to think we need fracking. My wife is from Youngstown, Ohio, which is now plagued by earthquakes since fracking began.

Moffitt and Ramsey also sponsored the new coal commission to deal with the coal-ash ponds. That bill falls far short of  approving any power to prevent an environmental disaster in our community.

If you want to find out more about your current representative, you can find his newsletter on the Asheville tea party website. I urge my neighbors not to make the same mistake twice.

Remember a vote for Ramsey is a vote for Moffitt. We need to send someone to Raleigh like John Ager, who cares about us and not an organization (ALEC) located in Washington, D.C.

Joel Mazelis
Weaverville

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7 thoughts on “Who is my state representative?

  1. Dionysis

    Actually, the confusion can be eliminated by keeping in mind one simple fact: you (nor any of us) have no representative. The sham ‘elections’ we participate in allow us to ‘vote’ for pre-selected candidates (selected by corporate interests, as are the next presidential candidates currently being vetted). They represent those that fund them. Unless and until we get money out of politics, the wholesale corruption of our political system at every level will continue (although it’s pretty much a done deal now). That cannot be done through a corrupt Congress, but rather via the state legislatures. Regardless of ones political philosophy, none of us are really represented. 80% of politicians’ time is spent raising money from fat cats. Who do you think they will represent?

    • Dionysis

      Tim Moffitt’s House website is your proof? Oh well, it has nothing to do with the article so you might as well throw in some additional irrelevancy.

  2. mg massey

    this has been our problem.. no one even at the DEmocratic Party answers our questions about who is our representative.. doesn’t give me much confidence in them. However to vote for the other is worse. WE live in north part of county and in seven years we have never seen a candidate come and ask for our votes. NEVER! Not surprised. Just saying. IF Ramsey is our rep no wonder.. Guess I shall know who to vote for if this is the case.. Certainly not Ramsey

  3. Henry

    Um…you do know that Ramsey has voted against tracking every time it’s come up. Leave it to the Mtn. X to fact check…

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