One reason of a number that many of us have such a low opinion of politicians is that once they figure you are no longer a factor in their political future: So Long!
Such seems to be the case for state Rep. Christina Hagan (Republican - Marlboro - the 50th).
Seems like she's learning quick though only in her early to mid 20s to become an accomplished, calculating politico.
When she got appointed by the Ohio House Caucus (with daddy's help - former state Rep. John Hagan, the 50th 2000 - 2008) in March of 2011 on her predecessor Todd Snitchler (about three months after he was re-elected to his second term as representative for the 50th) vamoosing to Columbus for green$$er pastures in Columbus as Republican Governor John Kasich's man in charge of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, she was all hep on representing the folks in the 50th.
Then came September, 2011 and the creation of a new 50th which cut out some of the townships and villages from the map of the old 50th.
Here is a comparison of the "new with 2013" and "current - 2012" maps. (Pike Township is dashed ( - - - - -) in to show approximately where Pike is located in Representative Hagan's current district.
The noteworthy thing is that in the "new" map on the right Pike Township not being in red indicates that it is NOT in the "new 50th."
So no wonder Hagan is not all that interested in showing up in Pike. More reason for Hagan to be disinterested in showing up is that some of her constituents want to confront her about her "all-out" support of fracking.
The moral of this story for folks in Canal Fulton, Tuscarwas Township, parts of Perry Township, Bethlehem Township and Sugarcreek Township is that they will not have a state representative paying much, if any, attention to their needs to have the ear of state government through the end of 2012.
But, of course, Hagan doesn't mind collecting her $60,000 plus annual state rep. income.
Representative Hagan recently made headlines in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and derivatively in the SCPR for her being the third highest recipient in the entire Ohio General Assembly in campaign contributions. ($7,500 - unheard of for an appointed representative who has never been elected to anything)
Originally, she was scheduled to be at Pike Township Hall on April 16, 2012. That was canceled. Then it was to be May 7th. That was canceled. Then it was May 21st. That was canceled.
Now there is no date. A constituent who is the SCPR's source for the on, off, on again, off again meeting charade says that he is being told that she is too busy working on - get this - working on "energy" issues in Columbus to meet with her Pike Township constituents.
While she may not look like it on the surface of things, state Representative Christina Hagan is well on her way to becoming a crusty, self-serving and politically jaded politician that Stark Countians, Ohioans and Americans loathe.