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Hoping to see more of Lee

John Dynis
Thursday July 04, 2002

To the Editor: 

Like Carol Denney (July 2), I too was disappointed that Rep. Barbara Lee did not vote against the congressional condemnation of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the pledge of allegiance, but I can’t say that I was entirely surprised. 

Just before this year’s primary election, Rep. Lee sent her constituents a voting guide that sat on the fence on a number of important races (e.g., she endorsed two candidates in the State Assembly District 14 race), and failed to make any endorsement in the critical insurance commissioner’s race. I found her failure to endorse in the latter race especially troubling given the fact that her district lives under the constant threat of earthquake and fire, and has been poorly served by previous insurance commissioners. 

Our nation needs the leadership that Rep. Lee demonstrated last September. I hope that we will see more of it from her in the future. 


John Dynis