A Message from the Candidate
I'm running for one of two seats in Merrimack District 9 (Loudon and Canterbury), because I believe we can do better—much better—for both working families and businesses than the New Hampshire House of Representatives has done in the past two years under its current extremely partisan, divisive leadership. I believe we need to:
- Strengthen our economy by encouraging the creation of good jobs at good wages;
- Give divisive social issues a rest for a while;
- Think carefully and talk to each other respectfully about what services we need and expect from state government, and how we propose to pay for them;
- Protect access to basic health care services for women, seniors, and families;
- Support public education, from kindergarten to the state university system, as an investment in our children's and our state's future;
- Honor our troops, veterans, police and firefighters—those who put their lives on the line to protect and defend us every day.
I believe District 9 voters expect their State legislators to work across the aisle to find pragmatic, bi-partisan solutions to the problems facing our state rather than pursuing personal or ideological agendas; to focus on jobs and economic growth rather than social issues; to support our struggling working families; and to restore civility, balance and fairness both in their Committee work and in debates on legislation in Representatives Hall.
Under the Legislature's redistricting plan, Loudon and Canterbury (which previously had shared five Representatives with four other towns) will have two Representatives of their own from Merrimack District 9, plus a third Representative from Merrimack "Floterial" District 26 (which includes five towns: Loudon, Canterbury, Boscawen, Northfield, and Franklin Ward 3).
I'm running as a Democrat for one of the two seats in District 9, but I'm looking for votes not just from Democrats but from Independents and Republicans as well. I hope you'll consider supporting my candidacy. Thank you!