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Christopher Boothby is best candidate to fill Ray Burton's shoes

To The Daily Sun,

Tuesday, voters of Governor's Council District One will try to fill Ray Burton's shoes, a daunting task. I have made up my mind for whom I will vote and would like to share some thoughts with you. I first met Chris Boothby early one Memorial Day. American Legion Post 33 in Meredith traditionally conducts a small parade through town with a brief ceremony to remember those fellow citizens who bravely served our country and now lie silent in their graves. As we Veterans formed to march I was joined by an individual whom I didn't recognize. We exchanged names and that was my introduction to Chris. Although not a veteran himself he felt an inner urging to honor those who answered the call to arms.

Since then I have acquainted myself with much of Chris's background including his service as an intern for Ray. I discovered that we share a concern about the many issues currently facing citizens of New Hampshire. I have concluded that Chris is the best candidate to fill Ray Burton's shoes and therefore will cast my ballot for him Tuesday.

Elliot Finn

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:20

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I'm sick iof candidates who will not answer direct questions

To The Daily Sun,

The special election to fill former Executive Councilor Ray Burton's vacant seat is in a few days.

I wanted to share an email experience I had over the past three weeks with one of the candidates, Christopher Boothby.

Just after Christmas Mr. Boothby sent me a fluff piece postcard — he provided contact information and his website —  I went to his website and tried to use the contact form. It was broken. I was reminded of the Obamacare website debacle.

I sent Chris an e-mail and we went back and forth several times. I asked very specific questions about the out-of-control N.H. Regional Planning Commissions. Sadly, Mr. Boothby dodged each and every one of my questions.

This experience left me with the conclusion Mr. Boothby is nothing more than the same old you-know-what wrapped in a different package.

I'm SICK of candidates who will not answer direct questions. You should be too.

I was able to get answers to my questions from Joe Kenney. Joe will be getting my vote, and that of my wife, and kids.

If you want to see the entire e-mail exchange between myself and Mr. Boothby — the dodger — just go here: http://go.timcarter.com/boothby

Tim Carter

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:17

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Christopher Boothby loves New Hampshire as much as anyone I know

To The Daily Sun,

When I worked for Christopher Boothby years ago, I recall a time when an elderly gentleman approached him in the hospital lobby. "I've met you before. You were with Ray Burton," the man said. "I still have the note that Ray sent me." After the gentleman walked away, Christopher said, "We should all work to be more like Ray Burton. He listens. He follows-up. He is a man of his word."

In my time working for Christopher I found that he shares these same qualities. I always appreciated his honesty, tremendous work ethic and dedication to his family and friends. He is a smart businessman, effective communicator and staunch advocate for the people and organizations he represents. Even more, I always enjoyed his enthusiastic stories about his latest snowmobiling, fishing and boating adventures. He loves New Hampshire as much as anyone I know and sincerely wants to make it a better place for all of us to live, work and play.

I strongly support Christopher's candidacy for N.H. Executive Council and encourage you to join me in voting for him as the Republican nominee on Tuesday, January 21st.

Gretchen Gandini

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:14

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Joe Kenney is fiscally conservative & will ensure funds aren't wasted

To The Daily Sun,
Please join me Tuesday at the polls and vote for Joe Kenney. Tuesday, January 21, is the Primary Election to select the Republican candidate to run for the Executive Council seat formerly held by Ray Burton.
Joe Kenney's 14 years the New Hampshire Legislature, 34 years in the U.S. Marines, and term as chairman of the Wakefield Board of Selectmen demonstrate his commitment to service to his community, our state, our nation, and to the American people.
Joe Kenney's experiences in local and state government make him uniquely qualified to fulfill the duties of an Executive Councilor, overseeing contracts and the operations of our state government. Joe knows how our government works and how to get things done right. Joe is fiscally conservative and therefore naturally committed to ensuring that taxpayer money is not wasted.
Joe Kenney is committed to helping people solve their problems with government just like he did while in the Legislature. Joe's experience in business and government provide a basis for both understanding people's problems and for getting them solved.
Only Joe Kenney has been a State Representative and State Senator and only Joe is committed to being a full time Executive Councilor. Please join me at the polls next Tuesday and vote for Joe Kenney for Executive Councilor.
Don Ewing

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:10

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I shouldn't have to fill out IRS form to have city pay my court costs

To The Daily Sun,

In the Laconia Ward 5 Primary on September 10, 2013 for Ward 5 City Councilor, there was a mistake made by the city for the write-in results. Tom Tardif received three write-in votes that were not recorded. I was forced to take the city to court to have a recount. The recount proved that he received three write-in votes which gain him a spot on the ballot.

The only issue before the court is payment of the my court costs, which at this point is only a $250 filing fees, a $28.78 sheriff service fee and $1.98 in postage, for a total of $280.76.

On November 19, 2013 there was a hearing on costs and the defendant, Laconia City Clerk Mary Reynolds, failed to appear. The court order: "Based on the failure to appear, the plaintiff's request for award of costs is GRANTED." The City Clerk filed a Motion for Reconsideration claiming that she did not receive a notice for the November 19th hearing. In her response she states, "Nonetheless, the city recognizes the importance of having every vote count, and remains willing to reimburse him for his out of pocket costs incurred in connection with this matter. However, pursuant to city policy, in order for the city to do so, it requires receipts documenting those costs. It also requires that Mr. Gammon complete a W-9 form pursuant to Internal Control Policy. The city is well within its rights to require a W-9 Form. Whether the city's payment to petitioner is income is a determination he will have to make with his tax advisor. To the extent that it is, the city is required to file an informational return, and to obtain petitioner's tax identification number. The city requires an IRS W-9 Form only for vendors according to their "Internal Control Policy updated 10/10/. "

I am not a vendor. If I need a tax advisor that should be part of the cost to bring this action.

It is a U.S. and N.H. Constitutional Right to have every vote count. Court costs are not income. An IRS W-9 Form is related to income. This is not income.

The City Clerk is wasting your taxpayer money by having the Laconia City Attorney go to Concord for another hearing on January 21, 2014. Only to force me to fill out an IRS W-9 Form which says, "Under penalties of perjury, I certify that: 2. I am not subject to backup withholding because: (a) I am exempt from backup withholding," Return of court costs has nothing to do with backup withholdings.

I would perjure myself by filling out an IRS W-9 Form. By not doing so would be forced to appeal this to the New Hampshire Supreme Court if the court requires an IRS W-9 Form for return of my court costs.

David Gammon

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 10:02

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