Kevin McCarthy is our congressman. That's all I see is him in Washington D.C. We voted for him to take care of Bakersfield. Taxpayers are paying for his office here. And he's not even here.

If he really cares about his hometown, he needs to show it — not just talk about it. Congressman McCarthy needs to hold a town hall meeting in Bakersfield and listen to the people of this great city.

— David Stiner, Bakersfield