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.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:41
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.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:37
To The Daily Sun,
I support Kathy Rago's campaign for the New Hampshire Senate, District 7, and ask you to do the same in this very important election.
Prior to being a representative for Franklin for two terms, Kathy was a local advocate for many non-profits in Franklin. She worked tirelessly as a board member on behalf of the Tiny Twisters, a preschool group housed in the Franklin High School. She worked as a board member and president for the Franklin Opera House during a time when few were willing to do the hard work needed to continue the development and sustainability of the organization. Kathy benefited both of these organizations by watching the bottom line and making sure these organizations stayed true to their mission and their bottom line.
She has also been an advocate for economic growth. Kathy supported the City of Franklin and Franklin Business & Industrial Development Corp., by educating herself and her constituents about what citizens could do to help. She spoke directly and respectfully in local forums bringing knowledge and leadership to other interested civic groups that informed local positive improvements.
While in Franklin, I worked closely with Kathy Rago on a number of issues. We did not always agree on how to deal with local issues, but I have always been proud of her work ethic, fearlessness, and genuine concern for families and children. She has been an advocate for education, especially for children with needs that go beyond what is able to be addressed in public schools. She knows that everyone needs the best opportunities available, and has pursued measures that improve our public schools while also providing alternatives such as public charter schools and tax credit funded scholarships for lower-income families.
Besides her education expertise, her previous work in the energy and health care professions are vitally needed in the Senate. Kathy Rago is one of the most compassionate and capable people I have seen run for the state Senate, and deserves your vote.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:30
To The Daily Sun,
On next Tuesday, voters get to exercise an active role in our government. Local elections are so important. In Belknap, if you want to elect people who will work for you, the taxpayer, you will vote for Rep. Guy Comtois from Barnstead, Rep. Mike Sylvia from Belmont, Mr. Ray Howard from Alton Belknap 8, and Dave DeVoy from Sanbornton for county commissioner.
I have witnessed their resolve in support of lower taxation and small, accountable government. These folks will stand up and vote as promised. There may be other good candidates out there. Do your homework and vote accordingly. But, know these gentlemen can hold the line under fire. They are worthy of your support.
Keep Belknap strong. Vote Comtois, Howard, Sylvia, and DeVoy.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:28
To The Daily Sun,
The recent letter in The Daily Sun by Carol Anderson spoke volumes beyond the discussion of the Hathaway House. Over many months the public has been polarized on whether to save the house. On one side has been concerned local citizens, on the other Cafua Management. Emotions dominated rationale thinking.
Carol presented a rational, well thought-out letter which explained the interests of both sides. It lacked emotional rants which cloud thinking. One needs to understand the perspective of all. Until rational thinking pervades, an acceptance of the needs from everyone will not happen. Participants need to come to the table, discuss all points of view and seek a win-win situation.
Wouldn't it be productive if dissenting groups used Carol's thinking to stop demonizing each other, listen to perspectives and come up with solutions that benefit all? Locally, the county delegation and county commissioners cannot agree, so the county jail and nursing home suffer. The national government is gridlocked in a dysfunctional state. Candidates attack each other demonizing each other resulting in an ineffectual process.
Until people can move beyond selfish interests to recognizing broader community needs, we remain stuck with dysfunctional systems.
Carol's approach to problem solutions would go a long way to finding new, positive ones.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:23