Give them a piece of your mind.
Write your Congressman. Or, perhaps, call your state representative.
Erie, Ottawa and Huron counties all have brand-new state representatives.
The new lawmakers expect to be busy. They'll have a difficult state budget to deal with, and the governor's new education funding plan.
The new state representative for Erie and Ottawa counties is Dennis Murray Jr. He's a Sandusky attorney, a former city commissioner and the Democrat who replaces former state Rep. Chris Redfern.
Murray's phone number in Columbus is the same as Redfern's: 614-644-6011. His e-mail address is email@example.com and his postal address is 77 High St., 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215.
Huron County's new state representative is Terry Boose, a Republican former county commissioner.
Call Boose at 614-466-9628. Write to him via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via regular mail at 77 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215.
The state senator for Erie County is still Sen. Mark Wagoner, R-Ottawa Hills. Wagoner also represents Ottawa County (except for the Elmore and Oak Harbor areas), and also Wood and western Lucas counties.
Wagoner has been elected to Senate leadership -- he's the majority whip -- which means he has a bigger office and a new postal address. Write to him at Senate Building Room 129, Columbus, OH 43215.
His phone number remains the same: 614-466-8060. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
Although lawmakers went to the Capitol this week, they won't be doing much until Jan. 28, when Gov. Ted Strickland delivers his State of the State address.