To The Daily Sun,
I am proof positive that Tom Dawson cares about Laconia. I was contacted recently by Mr. Dawson and asked what issues I thought needed addressing at the local and state levels. How refreshing to be listened to, rather than told what was important. It reflects respect for residents and an attempt to walk in our shoes, for a change.
Listening to our incumbent Laconia representatives at the recent candidates forum singing the same old song regarding "cutting business taxes to attract new businesses and jobs," as the solution to our lack of dependable revenue streams, demonstrated their lack of understanding of the changing demographic in New Hampshire.
We are an increasingly older and retired population. Support for public education is needed to ensure our young people are technologically sophisticated and capable of attracting businesses that will most definitely bring jobs that require computer and math skills. Otherwise, businesses have shown in recent studies they will choose high tax states likes Massachusetts and Rhode Island where the jobs are easily filled by competent, computer-savvy, well-educated applicants.
Our young people would not have to leave the state for the higher paying jobs if we supported a climate that assured businesses and families could not just survive here, but thrive here and grow.
A win/win for our state.
Tom Dawson understands complex problems need complex and collaborative solutions in Concord, not the same old song.
Please join me in voting for Tom Dawson for Laconia Representative on Nov. 8.
Kay M. Anderson