Seventy-seven days after being elected to serve Coloradoâ€™s 4th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey, a Democrat, still has not set up an in-state office to serve her constituents.
Staff in Markeyâ€™s Washington, D.C. office confirmed she does not have a district office set up and said there is no concrete timeline for when that will get done, but it will be â€œsoon.â€
Hey, don’t hurry up with that or anything. No pressure.
Hmmm, the only question left unanswered is “why is it taking so long”. As the story points out, Mike Coffman – another newly elected member of Colorado’s House delegation – has had an office set up for weeks now.
So who knows? Maybe Betsy Markey is ready to put down roots in Washington, D.C. Or maybe she doesn’t plan to keep the job more than two years. There are several Republicans lining up for the opportunity to replace her in 2010, after all.
Then again, maybe it’s intended as an experiment to play on the anticipation of northeastern Colorado residents and to see how well they can fend for themselves without a Congressional office in the area. That’s one kind of “hope” and “change”.