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I refuse to do nothing; I'm running to represent Gilford & Meredith

To The Daily Sun,

I am running for one of the four seats in the N.H. House of Representatives from Gilford and Meredith, and I ask your readers and their friends and acquaintances for their vote on Nov. 8.

I am running for the House, together with Marc Abear, Herb Vadney and Glen Aldrich, for whom I also ask you to vote. All four of us have also been endorsed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, so please vote for all four.

It has been reported that all four of our opponents have promised to try to expand state government and to raise our taxes, and at least two of our opponents have even tried to convince a prospective voter (who knew better!) that we need expanded gun laws to close the non-existent "gun show loophole."

In less than two weeks from now, we in New Hampshire will face choices crucial for the future of our state and country. The worst thing any of us can do is to stay home and fail to vote, no matter how difficult the choices may be. One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Edmund Burke, is "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men (and women) do nothing."

I refuse to do nothing.

My campaign slogan is "Restore The New Hampshire Advantage!" We do not hear much talk these days about The New Hampshire Advantage, because it no longer exists! Why? Insufficient jobs, high business regulation and taxes, very high utility costs, a faltering economy, and our hidden personal income tax in the form of the tax on interest and dividends (which falls mostly on seniors and savers), among other factors.

There is much work to be done (or perhaps undone) in Concord. Following is a summary setting forth some of my goals if elected.

I always make myself available by phone and/or email, and try to respond as quickly as possible. If elected, I promise to continue to do so.

I generally have an opinion on most everything, and I am not afraid to voice it and to try to stand up for what is right.

Again, I ask you to vote for me and to encourage your family, neighbors and friends in Meredith and Gilford to vote for me. I would be honored to represent and serve you in the General Court.

Please feel free to contact me at any time. Email me for a detailed list of my qualifications in addition to the positions I have set forth below.

My positions:

— Maintain no personal income tax.

— Maintain no general sales tax.

— Repeal the taxes on interest and dividends (a stealth 5 percent state income tax that penalizes savers and seniors).

— Cut taxes and reduce the size and scope of government and government regulations which equals more jobs and a better economy for New Hampshire.

The lifeblood of government is your tax money and the only way to shrink government is to cut taxes and government programs.

— Protect our Second Amendment rights.

— Promote and expand school choice.

— Enact Right to Work.

— Protect local control of governmental functions.

— Fight for lower energy costs.

— Protect, respect and honor our first responders.

Return to biennial legislative sessions! "No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session." Mark Twain

Norman Silber
Candidate for the NH House of Representatives
Belknap County District 2- Gilford & Meredith

Gilford

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Ruth Gulick looks for creative, painless ways to raise revenue

To The Daily Sun,

After having listened to the wild vitriol of some "up ballot" campaigns, we must be thrilled/relieved that Center Harbor and New Hampton have a winner as a candidate for representative to the General Court. Ruth Gulick of New Hampton, has filed for another effort to work for you and your neighbors. She has a clear history of looking after others.

In the 25 years she practiced law in our town, she never had fewer than three pro bono cases at a given time. She believed and still believes everyone's problems are serious problems and worthy of attention.

During her time in the Legislature, she collaborated with numerous others, holding that good ideas come from all over the political spectrum. Her particular focus was on families and children. She worked very hard to try to establish the training necessary to identify real sex abuse as opposed to mere allegation. She was helpful in reinstating a parental agreement for allocating college costs back into the marital stipulation. She was happy to see that the pre-O'Brian definition of truancy was re-established allowing schools and law enforcement to provide the safety net for kids at risk for delinquency.

Besides the ongoing attention to the opioid crisis and burying Northern Pass, Ruth would like to facilitate more connection between New Hampshire businesses and our schools. As usual, she would like to find creative painless ways of raising revenue for our state.

Essential when voting Tuesday, Nov. 8, we must vote not only the "up or down" ballot, but the whole ballot. As a practical matter people at the bottom of the ballot have a more direct impact on citizens' lives than those at the top. Moreover, it's much easier to get the "bottom people's" attention. Please vote for Ruth. She wants to work with you again.

Patricia P. Schlesinger
New Hampton

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