My name is Ben De Groot and I'm running for Congress. I'm a 28 year old candidate for the 33rd district of Los Angeles County. I've been working in the technology sector since I was 16 and am running on a policy of open governance achieved largely through the advances of modern IT solutions.
With all that in mind, I've created a module for my site (www.Ben2010.com) that allows the user to find their local representatives simply by typing in their address. To do this, the module I've created uses XML to connect with the API at Govtrack.us.
The purpose of this module is to increase access to political information on a local level. I hope to feature this module prominently on my site to encourage average citizens to engage in local elections and hopefully to hold those who represent them accountable. I believe that this module will be of interest and value to the Drupal community and will be a small step a more vibrant democracy. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Ben@Ben2010.com.
Thank you and enjoy the Module!