With the massive change in the government of the United States about to take place, I take this opportunity to share with you the views of Sam Farr, who is retiring after 23 ½ years as a member of Congress. He represented Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties of the central coast of California. About 80 miles south of San Francisco, this is one of the most beautiful coast lines in the world.
Sam Farr and I visited from his home in Monterey County on December 19, 2016. That was his first full day at home, with no further responsibilities as a Member of Congress since June, 1993. While in office he flew across the county twice a week, seven out of every eight weeks.
We began when I asked for his reflections on the changes in Congress between when he first arrived there and the current times. Further in our visit we discuss what the nation might expect during the presidency of Donald Trump.
The book Sam Farr recommends is “Three Years in California,” by Walter Colton, published December 31, 1855.
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