[Bradley2012] Effectiveness matters to me, but effective for whom?
Glen Bradley for NC Senate
campaign at glenbradley.net
Wed Apr 11 04:58:44 EDT 2012
My apologies if this email is a duplicate - our listserve broke and as best we can tell the original only went to the moderators. -- Glen
Effectiveness matters to me, but effective for whom?
A recent poll from the NC Center for Public Policy Research asked 120 House Members and 407 registered lobbyists who were the most effective members in the NC State House. It should be no surprise that in a poll dominated by registered lobbyists that I would take the spot for "least effective" because I was the #1 member for refusing to cater to the special interests and the entrenched lobbyists.
The results of this poll of lobbyists has resulted in no less than two stories from the News and Observer, Story 1 and Story 2.
My effectiveness was concentrated on delivering not what lobbyists want, but what the people actually need: Job growth, regulatory reform, and a strong push to restore the Constitutional order.
The text of my bill, HB587 NC Job Growth through Regulatory Reform, became law in SB781overriding the Governor's veto. I was instrumental in blocking RealID compliance. I stopped a controversial forced annexation in Roanoke Rapids. And, I got Ballot Access Reform passed out of the House and moving in the Senate. Here is a listing of some of my other accomplishments in 2011.
Other Freshmen in the House were allowed to pass non substantive bills like honoring the Boy Scouts, making a license plate for a fossil museum, and designating which town holds theofficial shrimp festival for North Carolina. None have been as effective in passing substantive policy issues into law as I have been.
So yes, effectiveness is very important. The question is, effectiveness at what, and effective for whom? If we are talking about effectiveness at recognizing what town's festival is official or not, and how much control the lobbyists have over the House Members, then the NC Center for Public Policy Research is probably a good place to start.
If, however, we are looking for effectiveness in restoring job growth to North Carolina without becoming beholden to the lobbyists to do so, then a poll dominated by registered lobbyists is probably not the first place we want to look.
Glen Bradley for NC State Senate 2012 Website
Glen Bradley is the most effective legislator in standing up for the people of North Carolina, and the least effective at following instructions from lobbyists and giving the special interests what they want. Help us to further strike fear into the hearts of the lobbyists and the special interests that are corrupting our system of government by electing Glen Bradley to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012.
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