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Mike Cryans will be in the foreground, unlike his opponent

To The Daily Sun,

Here are two of the candidates who have my votes on next week's ballot:

Maggie Hassan is my choice for U.S. Senate. She has shown, by her leadership as governor, to have productive relationships with both Republican and Democratic House and Senate leaders. It's difficult when you're the minority party to accomplish your goals, but with hard work she was able to convince the Legislature to pass expanded Medicaid. By Aug. 15, there were 41,505 people enrolled in that program, many of whom had never had medical coverage before.This positive outcome gives me hope she will be able to work cooperatively with both sides of the aisle in Washington. Her opponent is not a leader.

Kelly has been a GOP rubber stamp on issues like reproductive rights and has gone along with the refusal of her party to hold hearings on the much-needed ninth member of the Supreme Court.

Mike Cryans is my choice for N.H. Executive Council. The council of five members, in consultation with the governor, votes on all major executive branch decisions.

The executive sistrict consists of one fifth of the total residents of the state. Mike has had years of experience as Grafton County Commissioner working closely with our dearly departed Ray Burton, and Holderness' own Martha Richards. I see Mike as a leader. He'll be encouraging new business, seeking ways to help with internet connectivity, finding improved methods of transporting goods and services. In other words, he'll be out in front of the issues. His opponent is a shadow who is often seen in the background, not the foreground where Mike will be.

When you're voting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, I hope you'll agree that Maggie and Mike are worthy of your vote.

Fran Taylor


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Ruth Gulick is issue focused and not just 'another Democrat'

To The Daily Sun,

There are multiple candidates seeking office this voting period. Ruth Gulick of New Hampton is one of the qualified persons to seek office. She has served as a state representative for many years prior to re-seeking office again.

Rut is for the people who she may serve next year. She has voted a number of times during sessions of when the delegation met in Laconia, supporting many people who have been mistreated by some of the Republican members in that group (Note, not all).

She supports in particular employees in both Belknap County Nursing Home as well as staff serving in the Belknap Department of Corrections, next door to the home. She has advocated for both groups of employees regarding their salaries as well as benefits.

Ruth has been very active in the past, serving her home community of New Hampton as well as constituents of Center Harbor. She demonstrates a tradition within her family for serving the community. Her husband, Peter also served the community by his membership with the New Hampton Fire Company as an EMT-firefighter. We need such a dedicated human being to be strong as Ruth will be, to support the voters in both New Hampton and Center Harbor. In addition, she worked as an attorney prior to retiring.

Such dedication is to be admired and supported. She is compassionate about the priority items in our community. She also supports the issues many women face today. She is issue focused and not just "another Democrat." She is fair as well as strong. We need to return Ruth Gulick to the state Legislature.

Please give Ruth your vote on Nov. 8. This endorsement is coming from a Republican who supports Ruth's legislative endeavors.

Robert T. Joseph, Jr.
New Hampton

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