Some years back, prior to be elected to serve as a county commissioner, I (Tona Monroe) asked Senator Doug Overbey to obtain an opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General. He declined saying that that he felt that AG’s opinions should be used to answer questions that local government officials have. His response told me that he doesn’t give a flip what the people he is elected to serve want but I had hoped that after my election to local government that Overbey would be responsive to my requests for information and ideas for reform. He isn’t.
I can’t recall him responding to anything that I have sent him since taking office in September 2014. He did find the time to send me a letter during his campaign for reelection saying he hoped that he had earned my support.
Overbey spends his time catering to his wealthy donors and attending social events. He represents the elite. He is a career politician floating in the swamp of Nashville.
The people of Tennessee failed to drain the swap in Nashville during the primary elections in August. Voter turnout was very low. The election was lost in the drama and media coverage of federal politics. I encourage everyone to pay more attention to state and local politics.
Representative Art Swann doesn’t respond either. Rep. Bob Ramsey does respond to some things but never offers to work toward any reform that will improve local government.