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Diana Lacey will be a refreshing change representing Belmont

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing this letter in support of Diana Lacey for state representative from District 6 (Belmont). I don't know of anyone who will more truly represent the spirit of Belknap County and the State of New Hampshire. To me, that means putting ordinary working people with all their talents, and all their flaws ahead of political ideology or personal ambition. It means being willing to listen to those whose views differ, and maybe even to take away something from the conversation. It means bringing everyone into the fold, with the idea that more always gets accomplished when we work together to look for common ground and solutions to our problems.

Diana will be a tireless advocate for the people of Belknap County. She was born and raised in New Hampshire. She works for Health and Human Services. She is a mother and a grandmother. To her, the question will always be: "What can I do for the people of New Hampshire?", not "What can New Hampshire do for me?"

A man named Daniel wrote on Diana's Facebook page: "We may sit on different sides of politics. But I know you are honest and you truly care about the people you represent." That is the kind of person we sorely need in our representative.

Diana Lacey will be a refreshing change for District 6. Instead of voting against all the measures aimed at reducing the drug problem, she will support them. Instead of voting to reduce funds for outside agencies that provide services to our elderly needy (senior transportation, Meals on Wheels, and other programs helping seniors remain in their homes rather than entering a nursing home), she will enthusiastically promote the vital services they provide. Instead of slashing funds for economic development, she will provide encouragement for job growth in Belknap County.

As I said, a refreshing change.

Sheila Vermacy

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Shea-Porter has solid-golf record of accomplishment in Congress

To The Daily Sun,

As a veteran, I was glad to see former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter get endorsed again by the Veterans and Military Families for Progress. They said, "Ms. Shea-Porter's strong commitment to the issues that are critical to veterans, those serving now, and their families is unsurpassed."

I couldn't agree more. Carol Shea-Porter is the real deal. Too many politicians, including Congressman Frank Guinta, make a promise and then abandon veterans when it's time to actually vote for them. On the House Budget Committee, Frank Guinta actually voted against an amendment that war veteran Congressman Seth Moulton proposed to increase VA funding.

Carol Shea-Porter was a military spouse. She understands what it means to be in the military and always thanks her husband and all active duty service members, veterans, and their families for their service. She has a solid-gold record of accomplishment in Congress for all of us, and I am happy to see that record recognized and to see she has been endorsed by veterans.

Please join me in voting for Carol Shea-Porter for Congress in N.H. District 1 on Nov. 8.

Lew Henry
Gilmanton Iron Works

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