Park View residents Pastor Bob and Elaine Bartel recently met with Sen. Chuck Grassley on a recent trip to Washington, D.C.
The Bartels were in the nation’s capital to visit their daughter, Christine, who formerly worked in Grassley’s office, and who now works in the state of Iowa’s Washington office. Bob is the senior pastor at Park View Lutheran Church, and he and Grassley discussed the family’s earlier missionary work in Africa and issues under consideration by Congress.
“I’m glad that I got to talk with the Bartels while they were in Washington,” said Grassley.
“This kind of dialogue, between elected representatives and the people we represent, is essential to making the process of representative government work.”
Grassley makes it a priority to sit down with Iowans when they’re in Washington. In addition, he has conducted at least one constituent meeting in each one of Iowa’s 99 counties every year since he was first elected to the Sentate in 1980.
He also responds to every constituent letter, email and phone call.