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Important that we elect commissioners who will solve problems

To The Daily Sun,

A visit from Dave Pollak has once again assured me that he is the right candidate for county commissioner. Aware of my successful energy efficiency work, he has stopped by on several occasions to brainstorm ideas for building the new county jail, to lower not only the initial costs of construction, but also understanding the importance an efficient design plays to lower the cost of operation once it is built.

As a former construction manager, Dave Pollak has the experience to deal with the complex details involved in a project of this magnitude. As a professor at Lakes Region Community College, he understands how energy efficient buildings are just one more piece of the puzzle to save taxpayers money. He is confident that with hard work and research of the available options, we can meet the needs of the county and stay within an affordable budget that respects the spending limits of each community.

While some members of the delegation have chosen to cut funding for health insurance and other contractual obligations, and unsuccessfully micro-manage the commissioners' day-to-day county affairs, these delegates have in effect multiplied the problems at the county. It is all the more important that we elect a commissioner who is willing and able to solve problems.

I hope you will join me in voting for Dave Pollak for County Commissioner.

Ian Raymond


State Rep. for Belknap County District 4 (Tilton & Sanbornton)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:56

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With Dave Pollak, it is not just all about money and taxes

To The Daily Sun,

What a pleasure to have a candidate like Dave Pollak running for Commissioner of Belknap County. He actually listens to voters and is willing to work with other people in government to get things done for all the residents in the county.

With Dave it is not all about money and taxes. He sees good problem-solving as collaborative with input from all the stakeholders and then effective, economic evaluation of solutions. Dave's reason for running is to get Belknap County government moving in a positive, cooperative way and that resonates with me. I want an independent commissioner, not beholden to any party or ideology, able to research information on his own and think critically.

Dave has impressed me with his visitations to five county jails, talking with their superintendents, and county personnel at our local nursing home. As a candidate he has independently researched three different options for dealing with our overcrowded and inadequate jail facility. After drawing his own conclusions, he expressed them articulately in letters to the newspaper.

Reading the heartfelt letter from the spouses of nursing home residents published in the Sun, Oct. 16, it is glaringly apparent that we have to elect county commissioners and representatives who will work together to resolve contentious issues in a timely manner. Please join me in voting for Dave Pollak for Belknap County Commissioner Nov. 4 and get this county moving forward again.

Bob Swartz


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:53

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Brian Gallagher of high moral character; we're lucky he's running

To The Daily Sun,

We are fortunate this election cycle to have an exceptionally well qualified candidate to represent Sanbornton and Tilton in the state Legislature, Brian Gallagher. Brian has the experience, and ability to be a successful leader, but just as importantly, he has a genuine desire to make a difference. That desire coupled with his hard work ethic will make an impact in Concord that is so important to those of us who are fiscally conservative.

Brian has another trait rarely seen today in a politician: he is of high moral character. I can personally attest to his integrity, and when he says that he will do all in his power to balance revenue with needs, reduce business red tape to help New Hampshire businesses grow the economy and thereby create good-paying jobs, all the while keeping a watchful eye on state aid to education, you can bet that he will do all in his power to do what he says he will do to get the job done.

Brian Gallagher will do an excellent job representing Sanbornton and Tilton in the state Legislature. He has my vote.

Roger Grey


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:49

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Forrester one of hardest working & most dedicated Senate members

To The Daily Sun,

I had the privilege of serving in the office of state Sen. Jeanie Forrester as a member of the University of New Hampshire Concord Internship Program during the spring, 2014 Legislative session. I assisted Sen. Forrester in her duties as chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee, vice-chairperson of the Public and Municipal Affairs Committee, and her day-to-day Senate duties.

I had the opportunity to observe and interact with many of our state senators. I attended many public hearings during which our state senators debated various bills and issues. I believe I had an "insider's" view of our state Legislature in action.

Based on this experience, I can assure you that Sen. Jeanie Forrester is one of the hardest working and most dedicated members of our state Senate. She is always accessible to her constituents and strives to represent all of the residents in her district and the state of New Hampshire. I encourage voters to trust Sen. Jeanie Forrester with their vote on Nov. 4.

Your vote will represent a vote for honesty, effective representation and a sincere concern for our state's economy, environment and the New Hampshire Advantage.

Kevin Michel


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:41

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Dems won't admit to voting for Obama & won't be seen with him

To The Daily Sun,

The worst economic "recovery" in a half century. The smallest percentage of our population in the workforce since the 1970s. More people on food stamps that at any time in our history. Rising health insurance costs (if you haven't already been canceled) from Obamacare. And lie after lie about Benghazi, the IRS, etc., etc.

All of New Hampshire's national Democratic candidates have one thing in common. They have time after time, supported this fraud of a president, who is the architect of this incompetence. And now, they're nowhere to be found. Neither Kuster, Shea-Porter or Shaheen have held a town hall meeting in years. They don't want to have to answer an unscripted question about their voting record, that has blindly supported our Incompetent-in-Chief. More pointedly, they don't want to have to answer to us.

They won't admit to voting for him and none want to be seen with him. And even though he isn't up for re-election, he has said "my policies are on the ballot." If I had blindly supported this embarrassment that they ran for the top office in the country, I'd run the other way too.

But do we want these same, blind sycophants back in office, where they can vote for more failed leadership? When our "leaders" won't answer for their record, yet want our vote again. We should run the other way.

It's time New Hampshire searched for real leadership and voted in a conservative team of Frank Guinta, Marilinda Garcia and Scott Brown.

David Strang


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:37

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