To The Daily Sun,
I have been a resident of New Hampton since 2009 and prior to this current election cycle, I had never heard of Ruth Gulick, even though she was the District 1 — New Hampton and Center Harbor — state representative for two terms from 2010 to 2014. She is once again running to try to take back this seat.
In contrast, during the past two years that Valerie Fraser has been our state representative, she has been extremely visible, active and helpful to her constituents. There have been numerous community issues that have been of concern to my husband and me, prompting us to attend selectmen meetings, NHDOT and other public meetings. Without fail, Valerie was in attendance to address these issues and speak on behalf of her constituents. Valerie's actions and attentiveness regarding the concerns of the towns and the constituents she represents, and her assistance in finding successful solutions to those concerns is, in my estimation, the literal definition of "actions speak louder than words."
On the other hand, where was Ruth Gulick? I do not recall her in attendance at any of the meetings referred to above and most recently she was completely absent in making her voice heard in support of literally "hundreds" of residents from New Hampton and Center Harbor in their efforts to save a historic local bridge that was in jeopardy of demolition.
I do not know Ms. Gulick, and cannot speak to her motivation in seeking this seat. However, due to her lack of interest and support of the issues of her fellow community members and neighbors, there should be concern among her potential constituents having her as our representative.
In this current political climate full of partisan politicians, Valerie is different. Valerie's actions prove she listens to and works for all of her constituents. Valerie is a completely bipartisan, active, energetic and effective representative for us in the New Hampshire House. Our communities would certainly be at a loss without Valerie Fraser as our representative for District 1. Please cast your vote for her on Nov. 8.
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