To The Daily Sun,
On Wed., Oct. 15, I attended a meet the candidates event in Wolfeboro. I submitted a question on an issue about which all of the candidates said that they knew nothing. The moderator asked if I would like to explain the substance of the issue.
After saying only a few words and seconds into my explanation, I was shouted down by the "tolerant" liberals in the audience and at least one of the Democrat candidates, namely, John White, State Senate candidate.
Mr. White then asked to say something and I responded by saying that he apparently had suddenly gained knowledge on the subject and that I would gladly like to be educated. His response was that he doubted that I was capable of being educated and proceeded to rant and rave about the issue which I hadn't yet explained and about which he had admitted minutes, if not seconds, before that he hadn't any knowledge. His outburst was totally unresponsive to the question posed and makes me believe that he is not able to control his emotions. This is a characteristic that does not allow one to make reasonable and well thought out decisions.
Sen. Jeb Bradley and I have differing opinions on quite a few issues, but we are capable of having rational and unemotional discussions without personally attacking each other. Sen. Bradley understands that he works for the taxpayer and is willing to listen and perhaps learn something from his constituents.
Mr. White on the other hand seems sure that he knows everything and certainly more than the New Hampshire taxpayer for whom he would work if he were elected.
Vote for John White if you want someone who apparently is not interested in your opinion and who would attack a constituent with whom he disagrees even before understanding the issue at hand.
Vote for Jeb Bradley if you want someone who will serve you.
Remember, your state senator works for you.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 08:54
To The Daily Sun,
Martha Richards is running for re-election as Grafton County Commissioner for District 3. In this role, Martha has been a force behind constructing the county complex woodshop biomass plant, which has already saved $148,000 in fuel costs. Martha has shown her concern for the effects caused by a lack of full mental health services in the North Country. Her voice has been consistent in opposing both Northern Pass and wind turbines, addressing the harmful effect both projects can have on this part of the state.
Martha's intention is to continue to be this voice for all citizens opposed to Northern Pass, urging the burial of the proposed 180 miles of lines where the result will provide revenue for the state. As she has already done, Martha will continue to work for sound, fiscally wise budget solutions to meet the needs of citizens in Grafton County.
I have personally been inspired by her leadership in heating assistance through raising money through the Keep the Heat On fundraiser which, last year, raised over $40,000 to help those in need of heat. I will be voting for Martha Richards on Nov. 4 and strongly encourage you to join me.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 08:50
To The Daily Sun,
I recently had the opportunity to hear Carolyn Mello, candidate for N.H. State Senate District 2. Listening to Carolyn was like a breath of fresh air. She was happy to answer questions on how she felt about key issues. She answered them forthright unlike her opponent who has spent year's not answering questions directly.
Carolyn stated that her focus on running is "people first" and that was very clear as she spoke.
Carolyn is a veteran of the United States Air Force. She is a mother, a grandmother, a retired special educator and serves as a member of the Holderness School Board. What Carolyn is not is a politician. She is not mired in party politics and has no allegiance to any person or group other then the people of Senate District 2. She has broad life and work experiences that mirror many of those of the people she seeks to represent and she is willing to bring those experiences to the State House and fight for each of us.
On the ballot Carolyn will have a "D" next to her name, but a "P" would better represent her — a "P" for people. I encourage voters is Senate District 2 to learn about Carolyn and vote for her on Nov. 4.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 08:48
To The Daily Sun,
I have followed the contentious back and forth power struggle between the Belknap County Convention and the Belknap County Commissioners and, like many residents of the county, am tired of it all. We elected the commissioners to do the best job possible of running county government and I think we need to refocus on the job our commissioners were tasked to do and away from petty, partisan politics.
I believe one candidate for commissioner can do just that and I encourage the voters in Sanbornton, New Hampton and Laconia to take a look at Dave Pollak's credentials and actions. Dave and I first met when he was hired to teach classes at the then New Hampshire Community Technical College, now Lakes Region Community College, where I also worked.
As a long-time college faculty member, he is used to hearing and listening to divergent views when problem-solving. He will analyze all sides of an issue before acting. As a candidate, Dave has taken the initiative, and his own time, to visit several jails and prisons in New Hampshire to ask relevant questions of those administrators and learn more about what might work well for Belknap County.
Dave Pollak will bring a calm, reasoned, and well-thought out approach to managing county government. He'll look at all sides of an issue, listen to opinions, verify facts and then give input. He's a "roll up the sleeves and get the job done" kind of guy and I recommend him highly for your consideration on Election Day.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 08:43
To The Daily Sun,
I'm supporting Andrew Hosmer for New Hampshire State Senate and we need more people like him willing to serve.
I've known Andrew and his family for almost 20 years. In Concord, he's a strong, credible advocate for N.H.'s small businesses because of his 20 years of local business experience. He understands how important it is to focus on building a strong economy through investing in education and infrastructure. I appreciate a senator who understands how to balance the needs of taxpayers and the need to make wise investments that pay dividends to the citizens of New Hampshire.
What many people may not realize is the commitment Andrew and his wife Donna have for our community. Both of them have taken active leadership roles in numerous organizations that benefit the Lakes Region. What I've learned working alongside them is that it's their sincere desire to improve the quality of life in our community.
I hope you will join me in supporting Andrew Hosmer for N.H. State Senate.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 08:38