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Ask the people who wear a uniform for a living & vote for Moyer

To The Daily Sun,

I have had the privilege of serving as a Belknap County Special Deputy/BRSOG Operator for the past several years and am still serving. Additionally, I am a part-time police officer in Alton. Concurrently I am a reserve supervisory special agent for the United States Air Force (over 22 combined active/reserve years). Aside from law enforcement, I am a vice president for a major U.S. (New Hampshire-based) company. I'd like to think I know a little bit about leadership. This is exactly why I am strongly supporting Mike Moyer for Sheriff.

Earned respect is the hardest thing for a leader to gain with subordinates. Those in uniform will always respect the position of sheriff or chief, however, earned respect is much different. Mike Moyer has the earned respect of all Belknap County law enforcement. He is a friendly, outgoing, humble, intelligent, and a strong proven leader. He is the type of leader everyone likes and wants to be around and follow. These days this quality is rare, and Mike Moyer has it.

On Tuesday, I urge you to listen to those in the majority who wear the uniform for a living and vote for the most qualified candidate, Mike Moyer. He will lead this county by example and he has what it takes to keep us safe for many years and elections to come.

Adam Painchaud


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I am in fact registered to vote in Gilmanton & I'm a licensed RN

To The Daily Sun,

In the Sept. 10 edition of this paper, Mr. Smolin leveled some rather inflammatory remarks against me as well as two attorneys, one of whom happens to be his opponent in the race for Belknap County Commissioner.

I will leave it to the two attorneys to defend themselves; they are big boys.

When I first wrote in to the newspaper to question Mr. Smolin's credentials, I prefaced my remarks by saying that I was new to Belknap County. As a concerned citizen who prides herself on being civic-minded, one of the very first things I did when I moved to Gilmanton was to go to town hall and register to vote. If Mr. Smolin had taken the time and made the effort to visit the town clerk's office he would have discovered that I registered to vote as an independent. Didn't his high school teachers teach him how to do basic research?

With all his experience in the medical field one would think that he would be astute enough to go online to the New Hampshire Board of Nursing to check to see if I was licensed. Apparently that would have required too much effort. Mr. Smolin, please be advised that I have been a registered nurse almost as long as you have been alive. For the curious reader who doubts my word, I have included the link below:

In addition to being a registered nurse I am an approved nursing instructor. My license number is 054185-21. This license was issued on Dec. 20, 2004, and expires on March 20, 2018.

Pamela Tyson, RN

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