A question about senators

@savypat (20245)
United States
January 27, 2009 3:57pm CST
Does anyone know if a US senator need to reside in the State they represent? Can a governor appoint someone from out of state if they move into the state? I know that not all states allow the governor to appoint a new senator but what about these other questions/
2 responses
• United States
28 Jan 09
This is something I'm not absolutely sure about, but there's a local politician who represents a district other than the one he lives in. Now that people have found that out (his address in the district is a relative's rental), he'll be out of office ASAP. How can someone represent a place they don't really know because they won't live there?
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
28 Jan 09
That was my feeling also, but my husband said why not appoint someone from another place and have them move to the new state. Of course he was talking about Ill.and Sarah Paylin. Thanks
@riyasam (16571)
• India
28 Jan 09
i am not sure about US rules but in india ,it becomes a big issue(political issue)if the senator is not from the same state.
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