To The Daily Sun,
I am running as a Democrat for state representative in District 2, made up of Gilford and Meredith. My fellow candidates are Lisa DiMartino, Dorothy Piquado, and Nancy Frost.
Our Republican friends are running on a broad platform of "freedom," which to them seems to mean "Leave me alone!" I believe in freedom too, but I feel that with freedom comes a duty to the community we all live in — an obligation to work for the best quality of life for all our citizens — old and young, rich and poor, gay and straight (and other), abled and disabled.
This means taking care of the need to be clothed fed, educated and cared for medically. It also means taking extra pains to preserve the natural beauty around us, not just for its own sake, but also because, frankly, it is so important in attracting new visitors, residents, businesses and, hence revenue to our state.
Last, but by no means least, it means combating our opioid epidemic. We must look at both the supply — how these drugs are getting into the wrong hands, and the demand — how we can bring people to resist the temptation to trade real life for an easy high.
I believe an agenda of thoughtlessly cutting taxes leads to making problems more expensive down the road. I am anxious to discuss ways of sharing the financial burdens of government and education fairly, and I looking for means of bringing more out-of-state dollars into New Hampshire. Thanks for your consideration.
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