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Malone contends that an overriding issue he hears from 7th district constituents while campaigning is McQuinn’s lack of responsiveness to her constituents, specifically her failure to return phone calls and e-mails. “She is, in a very crude way, arrogant about her representation. And people don’t like that. People like courtesy.”
Malone added that McQuinn has become detached from her constituency. “People believe strongly that the representative should have their finger on the pulse of the community,” he said.
Asked about her alleged delinquency in getting back to citizens, McQuinn said her opponent had no issues on which to base a campaign and was thus creating them. “He can’t say the community doesn’t look better. He can’t say that I haven’t worked hard.”