As of Monday night, Congressman Jon Runyan’s official web site is pretty clear on his positions on key issues:
On Defense and National Security:
The issues of Defense and National Security are important to our district and to my work in Congress.
On Economy and Jobs:
The issues of Economy and Jobs are important to our district and to my work in Congress.
The issue of Education is important to our district and to my work in Congress.
And it goes on and on with similar words for other key issues.
I understand Congressman Runyan has been busy. He’s attended several fundraisers during the first week of the congressional session. And he did cast a vote to advance the bill that denies health insurance to millions of Americans. But as a constituent of this neophyte congressman, I’d like to see his official positions on all of the issues. With the web being the primary public view into his positions, is it too much to expect that this part of his web site would be populated from Day One?
Of course, what’s happening here is that his staff loaded a standard congressional template with the intent to fill these in at some later time. Maybe someone from his staff monitors Blue Jersey. So if you’re out there, how about posting that information? I suspect we will disagree on most issues. But there are probably some that we will agree on. And I’d like to let you know that, too.