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I would bring 25 years of experience to County Commission

To The Daily Sun,

To the residents of Barnstead, Belmont, Gilmanton, and Tilton: My name is Glen Waring I request your vote on Nov. 8 for the District 2 Belknap County Commissioner seat.

I grew up in Goffstown and have lived in New Hampshire all of my life. Currently, I reside in Gilmanton, with my wife
and two teenage sons. After graduating from Goffstown High School, I attended New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University) earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/accounting.

After college I began my career as a finance professional at AutoSev in Tilton, and also began living in Belknap County. I spent the next 20 years working as a senior level finance officer in the automotive industry for a handful of dealerships, large multi-franchise and location stores, as well as smaller operations.

In 2011 I took my experience and knowledge from the private sector over to the public sector, and became Belknap County's first finance director. It was there that I was exposed to and developed an expertise in municipal fund accounting, which is necessary for the proper administration of any municipal or county entity in New Hampshire.

Throughout my nearly 25 years of professional finance experience I have shown the ability to create, analyze, and manage budgets in excess of $30 million. I am what you would expect in a "bean counter" — high attention to detail, cost conscious, fiscally conservative and bottom-line oriented. I understand current obligations, requirements, and also can use financial tools to predict future revenues and expenses to plan accordingly. In addition, I also have a proven record of achievement with a keen ability to build and direct teams through strong leadership, effective management, motivation, and staff development.

I would like to emphasize my ability to be able work collaboratively with all relative individuals in an effort to maximize efficiencies, and I look forward to being able to work with the other county commissioners to continue to find savings and keep our taxes low. One of my individual goals for Belknap County, should I be elected, is not only to maintain the current level of fiscal responsibility, but to also set forth a path to long-term fiscal responsibility through long range budgeting and forecasting.

For those that may not be aware, the primary responsibilities of the County Commissioners (governing body) is to formulate and recommend an annual county budget to the County Delegation (legislative body), manage the county budget after it is passed by the County Delegation, authorize all expenditures and direct them to be paid by the County Treasurer, and to set, review and govern all county policies.

It is due to my 25 years of professional experience, along with being a Belknap County resident for nearly a quarter of a century, that makes me uniquely qualified for the position of county commissioner.

Thank you for taking the time to read, and again I ask for your vote on Nov. 8. Please send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any questions or would like to reach me.

Glen Waring
Gilmanton

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Ayotte doesn’t deserve the privilege of representing NH voters

To The Daily Sun,

Kelly Ayotte needs to be a one term senator. Her "deer in the headlights" performance at the recent debate stating emphatically she would "absolutely" have no problem using Donald Trump as a role model for her children to emulate was indefensible. It showed Ayotte, the consummate politician, weighing what response would give her the most mileage with voters – especially extreme, right-wing voters.

The correct response, which she figured out three hours later, sounded like contrived, insincere backpedaling to spread oil over troubled waters.

New Hampshire voters deserve a senator who recognizes right from wrong behavior and is not afraid of alienating
people who choose, for whatever reason, to pretend rude, disgusting remarks are OK, not Kelly Ayotte.

She is the queen of "half-truths," which some refer to as "poison pills." For example, Ayotte voted in support of
funding for Zika virus control knowing full well it was tied to a decrease in funding for Planned Parenthood,
something Democrats could not support. She jumped at the opportunity to take credit telling a half-truth and
beat the Democrats up for defeating the bill, all the while hoping voters never discovered the real truth of why the bill failed.

Kelly Ayotte is a manipulative opportunist and New Hampshire deserves better. She does not deserve the privilege of
representing New Hampshire voters in Washington. Fortunately we have an outstanding choice in Maggie Hassan, a person of integrity who is not afraid to make tough decisions based on facts instead of political innuendo.

Janette Lozada
Laconia

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