To The Daily Sun,
Have you ever read or heard something about our government in Belknap County or in our state and said to yourself, or to others, that you have much better ideas than you have been seeing from our existing politicians? Well, now is your chance to put your thoughts into action, and get well paid for it to boot.
There are now two vacancies in the delegation of state representatives from Belknap County because of the untimely passing of Rep. Flanders, Laconia (District 3) and the very recent resignation of Rep. Maloney, Alton/Gilmanton (District 5). Both seats have traditionally been held by Republicans.
Assuming the governor and Executive Council agree, the Flanders seat from District 3 in Laconia will be filled in a special election on Jan. 9, or at a general election on Feb. 27 if there is a primary required on Jan. 9. There is, as of now, no word yet on a special election for the Maloney seat.
If you have, or can make, the time to serve as a state representative, you will find it very rewarding personally. You will have the opportunity to have your voice heard on important issues in a more meaningful way than just griping about how bad things seem to be.
So, if you want to try to make a real difference and are a true Republican or Libertarian, you are encouraged to run for one of these now open seats. If you decide to do so, there are many people who will help you with your campaign, starting with this writer.
State Rep. Norman Silber
- Written by Mike Mortensen
- Category: Letters
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