Served in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms
John Hall, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms, bid farewell to constituents in a note distributed by e-mail and posted to his website before he left office at the end of the year. The note thanks residents of the 19th Congressional District, including those in Philipstown, and expresses his hope that he “lived up to the ideal of citizen-legislator.” Hall also offers what he terms an “exit interview” with his employers, the residents of the district.
Among his accomplishments in the 110th and 111th Congresses Hall cites:
- Holding public events in every town and city, including town hall meetings, business roundtables, issues forums and various workshops
- Promptly responding to constituent opinions and information requests
- Sponsoring and voting for legislation to create and save jobs, cut taxes, improve veterans’ benefits, regulate financial services, and foster health insurance reform
- Supporting funding for local projects to create jobs, improve water quality, and improve traffic safety and local infrastructure.
In closing, Hall thanks his constituents for “the kindness you have shown me, for the frank and productive conversations” and “the glimpses into your lives and work.” A Democrat, Hall lost his seat to Nan Hayworth, a Republican, in last November’s election.