An open letter to my U.S. senators:

Dear Senator,

I keep my preferences regarding Republican vs. Democrat to myself, but I have to admit I’ve never spent so much time talking about politics with my friends and spouse as I have in 2017. What a year!

As the country takes stock and we head into 2018, I would like to share my thoughts with you about retirement — the area of government I’m most interested in both professionally and personally. The question is what role should the government play in encouraging retirement savings and providing income, healthcare and long-term care for those who aren’t able to save enough?

Based on my experience and research, “retirement” ought to have a seat at the table and have someone represent the interests of current and future retirees. More