To The Daily Sun,
I saw a recent Letter to the Editor by Hunter Taylor about state Senate Candidate James Gray. I take issue with several of the statements about Rep. Gray's record:
"Jim has consistently supported the funding of both our law enforcement and service agencies in their efforts to address our current drug crisis, including enforcement, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation."
Really? Then why has he repeatedly voted against keeping the dedicated funding from alcohol sales to address that same drug crisis? And why do the New Hampshitre Troopers Association, the New England Police Benevolent Association and the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire support Gray's opponent, Joe Casey?
According to Taylor, "(Jim) is not beholden to any special interest group; he will represent all of us."
Really? Then why did he vote with the insurance lobby on SB-532, allowing insurance companies to deny immediate treatment for substance abuse?
And why did Gray vote against a ban on conversion therapy for minors (HB-1661)? Why did he vote against prohibiting discrimination against employees who are victims of domestic violence (SB-390)? Why did he vote in favor of for-profit prisons (HB-443) despite the known connection with wrongful mass incarceration and poor treatment of inmates?
I encourage anyone to look at his record and the positions he is taking. I doubt that I am alone when I say: Jim Gray does not represent me. I trust Joe Casey to truly work for all his constituents.
Betty Ann Abbott
Gilmanton Iron Works
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