(Beaver Dam) State Representative Mark Born says he has seen an increase of non-constituent correspondence in recent weeks. The Beaver Dam Republican says some of the communications are due to being named co-chair of the Joint Committee on Finance, while the vast majority are related to concerns over the election process. He says he has received more emails from other states in the last month than he has gotten in his previous eight years combined in office.
Born says the surge in letters and emails have been more of an issue for his staff than himself, as they have to weed through each one. He says does not care (quote) “what somebody in Alabama thinks about the national election” and is instead focused on Wisconsin and the people of the 39th District.
During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Born said while most contacts to his office have been ornery in nature none have reached a tone that would raise any alarms. He says a lot are form letters from national groups and are similar in content and theme. Born says they are expressing frustration over the election, frustration over a lack of accountability and frustration with politicians not following the rules.
Born says some of those sentiments he understands. He notes that the issues highlighted are being investigated by committees and anticipates future legislation will help restore some accountability and ensure public faith in the system. Born adds that the correspondence have been from both republican and democratic viewpoints.