Our elected representatives have a special duty to serve their constituents with honesty and integrity. Former Representative Collins didn’t just break the law, he also broke the public trust. Not only did he commit a serious crime, but he hid the truth from his constituents so that he could continue his term in Congress. The prosecutors are right to ask for the maximum sentence and send a strong statement; betrayal of the voters is a serious matter and will not be tolerated.
Kim Smith, Candidate for New York State Senate District 61