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Please help me in returning Senator Hosmer to the Statehouse

To The Daily Sun,

Our decision on state Senator for District 7 will be soon upon us. I would like to tell you of my experiences with our current senator, Andrew Hosmer.

I am president of a 242 home community. As with most residential community, issues always arrive at the most inconvenient times. At Briarcrest, (Lakemont Cooperative), several issues came our way. One in particular, our residents in the Belmont side of our community received a notice that their private water supplier was going to increase drastically, to the point that some of our neighbors may not have afforded to remain in our community.

I contacted Senator Hosmer and asked him for help. He immediately started looking into our issues. He coordinated and attended a meeting at our club house. He asked many questions and took great notes. He notified the state board that he wanted to be registered to be part of our complaints with the State Utility Board in our behalf.

That is the kind of state senator, Mr. Hosmer has been in representing our district. He has held many sessions with our residents to assist them with issues that might be having with our state agencies. This is a man of his word. I can assure you that if you ever needed his help, Senator Hosmer would listen and assist in anyway possible.

Senator Hosmer has represented our district with honor and the energy of a person wanting to be of assistance to anyone just for the asking. I would urge our District 7 voters to return Senator Hosmer to Concord.

I had been urging Andrew to run for governor, I offered to help in anyway I could, but his reply was that he had much unfinished work to complete in Concord as our state senator. Please help me in returning our senator to Concord. You will be proud that you voted for him. Thank you for reading my experiences with Andrew.

Don Vachon

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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


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