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Chandler widely recognized for leadership, intergrity & good judgement

To The Daily Sun
On September 13, the Union Leader reported that Charles Chandler and Bob Giuda will face off for the 2nd District Senate seat. Both are former state representatives who currently reside in Warren, where Mr. Chandler is a selectman and Mr. Giuda serves on the school board. Despite those seeming similarities, their contrast in temperament and judgment is stark.

Time and again, Mr. Giuda has taken extreme positions that raise questions about his judgment and temperament. He praised Cliven Bundy — who does not "recognize the U.S. government as even existing" — as a patriot for refusing to accept a federal court order to pay fees for grazing cattle on public lands. Armed supporters and Mr. Giuda came to Bundy's ranch to face down federal officials. Mr. Giuda claimed the government had asserted "dictatorial powers" and their actions are "linked to international efforts by international organizations to destroy our sovereignty by attacking our property rights and our 2nd Amendment." The appropriate management of public lands may be a legitimate issue, but this attempt to characterize the Nevada situation as a challenge to constitutional rights ignores the reality that the grazing land was not Bundy's property and the order was issued by the court after years of proceedings. More troubling is Mr. Giuda's wild assertion that our government is involved in a global conspiracy to take away our rights.

Although protective of the rights of armed protestors, Mr. Giuda opposes extending the basic rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to all our citizens. As a state representative he voted to prohibit recognition of out-of-state civil unions for same-sex couples. In 2010, he opposed extending the right to marry to same-sex couples, commenting, "What's going to happen next? Men and sheep? Women and dogs?"

Charlie Chandler, on the other hand, is widely recognized for leadership, integrity and good judgment, with a 45-year record of working collaboratively to accomplish shared objectives.

Republican Speaker Harold Burns recognized Mr. Chandler in a 1996 declaration, stating the House is "profoundly grateful ... and expresses its sincerest appreciation" to Mr. Chandler for serving "with distinction and great dedication, consistently speaking with the energetic voice of leadership" and for "outstanding performance as a servant of the people." More recently, Mr. Chandler was selected by the secretary of state to serve as presiding officer for the investigation into Financial Resources Mortgage Inc., which bilked N.H. fraud victims of millions of dollars. A lifelong N.H. resident, Mr. Chandler is a retired Laconia attorney who understands and has helped small businesses and our citizens for years.

The differences are clear and Charlie Chandler is the right choice for District 2.

Sid Lovett

Holderness

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Marc Abear & Joe Kenney are remarkable people we can vote for

To The Daily Sun,

Leaves on the driveway, acorns falling and a nip in the air, I see Marc Abear with a friendly hello, strong handshake and an inviting smile. "My name is Marc Abear and I am running for State Representative in Meredith and Gilford." Sensible, a good listener and someone who will work for all constituents.

As we four travel house to house via footing and car, I see Marc stopping and conversing with numerous citizens. Their issues and feelings are important, and Marc listens intently, sometimes spending 15 minuets or more conversing about health insurance, Common Core, taxes and the concerns people want to address. What will you do to help? I will listen and find a common sense solution. On November 8, please vote for Marc Abear.

Another man who travels among the leaves and acorns, who I think is a remarkable person, who everyone can admire for his strength and character is Joseph D. Kenney, executive councilor for District 1. I have watched Joe work diligently for We the People (265,000), in the Statehouse, at events and meetings, where Joe will mingle with everyone and converse on the issues confronting our state. Joe has stated "if it is a problem for you, then it is a problem for me and let's solve it together."

In Meredith, Joe was there when we needed a new Meredith Neck Road, the travel was terrible! Joe came and drove up and down the road and spoke to the DOT. The new road is great. Another issue in our town was the 3 roundabouts at the intersection, a petition signed by 500 citizens against, ushered in a town meeting. Joe was there in the front row listening intently, as the citizens spoke. Thank You Joe for being the best executive councilor. On November 8th, please vote for Joe Kenney.

Rosemary Landry
Meredith

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