To The Daily Sun,
My name is Omer C. Ahern Jr. of Plymouth. I am a candidate for one of the three state representative seats in Grafton District 8, representing the towns of Hebron, Holderness and Plymouth. I am the father of four and the grandfather of four, soon to be six. My wife, Susan, and I raised our four children here in New Hampshire, three of whom are professionally engaged here in New Hampshire, while our youngest is still in college.
I feel I am very qualified to represent the folks of my district based upon my 34 years of public service. As an attorney, I have represented small-business owners, families, and the elderly. Additionally I have spent many years volunteering in the non-profit sector working with youth sports, the elderly, historic preservation (The Fort at No. 4, and The Friends of the Pemi-Livermore Falls), and in support of local agriculture.
My experience in state government is well-rounded as I was a state representative from Belknap County and have served as a county commissioner in both Sullivan and Grafton counties. I feel I am uniquely qualified to serve the people of Grafton District 8 effectively and efficiently as I will work with other state legislators to reduce government spending at the state and county levels, reduce governmental rules and regulations to promote a more friendly business environment to create more good-paying jobs locally and throughout all of New Hampshire.
One of the cornerstones of my campaign about which I feel most passionately and, if elected, I will work on diligently is to ensure that if the Northern Pass Project is approved and if it is to be constructed, the only acceptable construction will be transmission lines buried underground. I am adamant that it should only be constructed in a state-owned rights of way and that the revenue earned for its "carrying charges" will directly benefit the people of the state of New Hampshire. I have fought in opposition of this project for four years. It is a non-partisan issue. And I will work with all of my colleagues on both sides to protect the beauty of my beloved Granite State and the property values of its citizens.
I respectfully ask the voters of Hebron, Holderness and Plymouth for their vote for Omer Ahern Jr. on Nov. 4. Thank you and may God Bless America and the great Granite State of New Hampshire.
Omer C. Ahern Jr., Esq.
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