It’s been awhile since I have had a half a second to hop on here and let you all know what we have been up to here at Johnson Home and Land. It’s been a whirlwind and I don’t say that lightly.
Last week I took my annual trek to the Wyoming Association of REALTORS Mid-Winter Legislative Meetings. I have always had a strong interest in politics which fuels my involvement with the political side of the REALTOR association. I am passionate about this topic for a variety of reasons. After a decade and a half of representing buyers and sellers, private property rights have become near and dear to me. Our elected officials need to be held accountable to their constituents. The great news is that here in Wyoming they WANT to hear from us. They want input from people with experience in various fields to explain the pros and cons of bills that affect different industries and individuals. Am I saying that every time I ask my legislator to vote a certain way they do? No. I am saying that they listen. They gather the info from those who are directly affected and then they vote their conscience. It’s democracy at it’s best. Sometimes I can’t believe how fortunate we are in this regard here in Wyoming. We can walk into the Capital, send a note into our legislator and explain our view on any issue. We can send email that they actually read personally and often respond to. We can meet with them in the interim at the local cafe and offer our perspective on any topic. Each REALTOR who was willing to take a couple hours out of their day got an opportunity to hear Governor Dave Freudenthal speak directly to our small group. He discussed his conservative approach to spending with regard to this year’s budget. He talked about several of the real estate related bills we were dealing with last week. He didn’t pull any punches and I tend to agree with his fiscal philosophy the majority of the time. Again…I don’t always agree on every issue but I have a great deal of respect for him and am honored that he would take the time out to address our small group.
I consider it such a privilege to call Wyoming home.
Powder River….Let er’ Buck!
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