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Carroll County can't afford to be under represented in Concord

  • Published in Letters

To The Daily Sun,

Carroll County in its entirety has only 15 representatives in our state Legislature, the same number as Manchester. These elected officials are our voices in our 400-person Legislature. Much of the work of these elected officials is done during the first three months of the year. The county budget will be determined by the end of March.

In Concord these delegation members work on committees. They will attempt to have their committee work and the state budget completed before the assembly adjourns for summer.

A recently elected Wolfeboro representative, one of our 15 voices has resigned his position. To replace this member requires a special election. The process and procedure are clearly written in the New Hampshire laws. The Board of Selectmen has determined a special election is an expense the budget cannot bear. The result is our democracy is being undermined.

Rural New Hampshire needs all the voices of our elected officials in Ossipee and Concord. Wolfeboro is entitled, based on population, to two representatives. The county government needs to have 15 delegation members. I urge the (Wolfeboro) Board of Selectmen to reconsider the decision to delay an election.

Susan Wiley