I stopped over to Assemblywoman Addie Russell's Watertown office today. Had to drop of a request for member item funds as Russell staffer Ted Ford called me and asked us to put in a request.
The Russell office is very wide open with a nice sitting area that takes the edge off the institutional feel of the Dulles State Office Building. It's a lonely trip in as once you pass the guard at the front door and the SOB is devoid of people in the lobby and on the second floor where her office is.
When I entered the office the bald head of Mr. Ford was evident. From a distance. he looks like Don Rickles.
There was the sound of children and you could see toys scattered on the floor in what I believe was the Assemblywoman's office. The atmosphere was loose and friendly, not the dentist office feel you'd get when entering the office of some legislators.
I delivered my mail, exchanged pleasantries and offered some advice on the great issues of the day.