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St. Clair will be a problem solver because that's what he's always been

To The Daily Sun,

Charlie St. Clair of Laconia is running for state representative in the special election being held on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The vacant N.H. House seat is District 9, representing Laconia and Belmont. This vacancy was created by the resignation of Robert Fisher last May.

Charlie is a small business owner and community activist who knows the struggles facing people today. He’ll be a problem-solver in Concord because that’s what he’s always done. Whether it’s organizing Motorcycle Week, or serving on the Planning Board, or bringing the Pumpkin Festival to Laconia, he sees a problem and he works to fix it.

Born and raised in Laconia, Charlie attended the Laconia public schools. He later became an elementary and high school teacher, and he is now owner of the Laconia Antique Center and executive director of Motorcycle Week. In Charlie’s words, “I’m running for office because I’m tired of partisan politics that don’t accomplish anything. I’ll always put people before party politics.” Voters can find out more on his website, https://charliestclair.org.

Nick Taylor, director of House and Senate Democrats, says citizens can help Charlie St. Clair win this important Statehouse race by volunteering to canvass for him, either in person or by phone, during the next two weeks. According to Taylor, voters are encouraged to contact Erin Cotton at 603-452-8456 to sign up. Or make a donation online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/electstclair. And be sure to vote in the special election coming up on Tuesday, September 12!

Mo Baxley, Chair

Belknap County Democrats
Laconia 

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I will offer sound ideas to help build our local economy

To The Daily Sun,

I am a candidate for City Council — Ward Two. I am seeking your vote during the September 12 primary election. I have been a resident of Laconia for the past 15 years, living on Highland Street with my wife and two children. For the past five years, I have served as a member of the Board of Assessors, which currently I am the chairman. I have been involved in scouting with my son for the past 10 years, where I am currently the scoutmaster for Laconia Troop 68, and also coached Little League baseball when my children were younger. Most importantly, I am a citizen of Laconia who has concerns with issues going on within the city and I would like to be part of the solution.

Laconia is faced with problems that effect our children, our neighbors and the future of our city. I believe a new prospective is needed to resolve these issues. Changing the perceived image of Laconia would be my top priority by addressing the drug addiction crisis and enhancing our school system. I will bring a new approach and a positive look to resolving these issues. I will bring an open mind, result driven attitude to the council and work diligently with the city administration to help resolve these issues.

I have been in the grocery business my entire professional career and pride my ability to make tough business sense decisions on a daily basis. While having worked at locations in Gilford and Meredith I gained first hand knowledge of the challenges that small businesses face in the Lakes Region as well as the wants and needs of the citizens who live here. It is this prospective that will allow me to offer sound ideas and make decisions suited to benefit the citizens of Laconia and to help build our local economy.

I respectfully request your vote on September 12.

Lenny Miner
Laconia

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