Disgraced senators didn't represent constituencies

04/07/2014 6:04 PM

04/09/2014 6:41 AM

Re "Scandals leaving voters at a loss" (Page A1, April 7): Let us review the legal troubles of the suspended senators: one indicted for accepting bribes to steer legislation, one indicted for arms dealing and essentially being a political puppet for "Shrimp Boy" and one who was elected in a district he doesn't live in.

Now that we know who these people really represented, why do Darrell Steinberg, a political scientist and The Sacramento Bee want me to believe those three actually represented their constituency? Their constituency and the vast majority of people in California would be far better represented with a return to part-time legislators, restricting access lobbyists have to legislators and other state office holders and life imprisonment without the possibility of parole if convicted of a felony pertaining to the execution of elected official duties.

-- Arthur Hudson, Elk Grove

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