To The Daily Sun,
There is one bright, shining light in what has been a contentious, negative and truly horrible campaign season 2016: Valerie "Val" Fraser, who is running for re-election as state representative of Belknap District 1, which includes the towns of Center Harbor and New Hampton.
Val has been a staunch supporter of the voters in her district from her time as a member of the New Hampton Selectboard. She is honest, hard-working, fiscally responsible, and above all is a no-nonsense, practical hands-on leader with a great deal of common sense.
Val always listens carefully to issues before making decisions, and she always follows through with what she promises to do. She has a clear understanding of who her constituents are and goes to bat for them every time. Her recent efforts to assist the voters of New Hampton and Center Harbor in their efforts to preserve the integrity of the Snake River Bridge is a good example of the dedication and perseverance that are hallmarks of Valerie's character.
There is a quote on votesmart.org included in Valerie's biography that reads: "Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer." This statement was made by former President John F. Kennedy, and Val lists it as her favorite quote. I believe it accurately describes Val's leadership style, and in these troubled times I believe we need people with a balanced approach who can build consensus and work for the practical good of all.
Please cast your vote for Valerie Fraser on Nov. 8.
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