State Representative Elesha Gayman was scheduled for her weekly public forum this morning at the Hickory Garden’s Restaurant in Davenport. While the public was well represented, their elected Representative was a no-show. The forum was to begin at 8 a.m. and last until 9 a.m..
A number of people turned out to ask Rep. Gaymen about her stance on repealing federal deductibility. There are questions about where she stands on the issue. Rep. Gayman had previously indicated on a survey that she was opposed to the repeal of federal deductibility, but came out this week in favor of the Democrat plan to repeal it. The Democrats plan would increase taxes on Iowans by $600 million, and represent the largest tax increase in Iowa’s history.
Apparently Rep. Gayman was unwilling to hear from the very citizens who elected her and pay her salary.
There are also reports that Democrat Leaders told their members to not attend any legislative forums this weekend. If anyone knows of any other incidents of legislators who failed to show up to their public forums this morning, please leave a comment below.
Update: One of the people who attended the forum called Rep. Gayman’s mother after they returned home. This person was told that Rep. Gayman cancelled forum earlier this morning.
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