Popularly elected officials who serve in state legislatures and in the House of Representatives in Congress. Representing the local districts from which they are elected, representatives support the interests of their constituents by proposing bills and programs. Elected for two-year terms, representatives in Congress must be sensitive to their constituents' concerns in order to be reelected.
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Police, their representatives and supporters tell us, ensure our freedom of speech through our ability to protest.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When our elected representatives assume their respective offices, they take an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution.”
In his statement, Rigi named Naser Boledi as a main mediator between him and representatives of NATO.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republican Elise Stefanik, 30, of upstate New York, just became the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives is bursting to the rafters with contenders for the title.
Election of representatives from New York to consider the federal constitution held.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
So an armistice was agreed to on June 26, and representatives of both sides met to discuss terms.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
They gave a dinner at their hotel in Dublin to which, with other Irish railway representatives, I was invited.
With the exception of quartz and augite, these names are, however, representatives of different classes of minerals.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
People began to get fidgety, and started petitioning their representatives in government to Do Something.Old Friends Are the Best|Jack Sharkey