Some of the little things in government that don't get reported on include a town councilman in the Town of Alexandria who has missed four consecutive monthly meetings.
Is that a bad thing ? Voters elected the person four times and those who felt his being gone in the winter were welcome to run against him.
On the other hand, should you run if you know you will miss a large number of meetings?
Probably not a lot goes on at a Town meeting, especially in the dark of winter.
I think I have been absent for four meetings in 16+ years, if you are looking for the other extreme.
the circus: Town Councilman Misses 4 Consecutive Meetings