I seek election in 2012 to the New Hampshire House of Representatives as a Democrat committed to a hopeful vision: that for all people there will be justice and fairness, equal opportunity, protection from crime and abuse, good physical and mental health care, good education, freedom of expression, meaningful employment opportunities, a natural environment that nurtures and sustains, a future to believe in, and a government to participate and trust in.
This hopeful vision is threatened today in NH by destructive anti-government, anti-civil liberties, anti-science, anti-facts, anti-logic, anti-history policies that are being aggressively pursued by those now in power at the statehouse in Concord. If elected, I will work to bring reason and common sense back to our government in Concord.
I stand for:
Civility and common sense.
Good public schools and colleges.
Affordable quality health care.
Employee rights and good jobs for all.
Fair taxation and equal opportunity.
Sustainable environmental policies.
Investing in public infrastructure and promoting private enterprise.
A social safety net designed to enable people to realize their potential.
Public safety, equal justice and protection of constitutional rights.
Cheshire 9 is a 2-seat House District. Doug Ley and I are the only Democratic candidates for these two seats. Doug Ley and I are supporting one another in this election.
Incumbent Charlie Moore of Jaffrey is the sole Republican Cheshire 9 candidate. Rep. Moore was recorded as “not voting/not excused” on 75 of 289 roll call votes this year. At 26%, this was by far the worst unexcused absence rate of the 27 House Representatives from Cheshire County. When Rep. Moore does vote, he typically votes in support of a radical anti-government agenda.
Please vote for ‘Douglas Ley’ and for ‘Richard Ames’ in the Democratic primary on September 11 and in the general election on November 6.
In this campaign, I anticipate learning from and being enriched by my interactions with the people of Jaffrey, Harrisville, Roxbury and Dublin. I think I can make a positive contribution as a member of the New Hampshire House. I ask for the support of all Cheshire District 9 voters, regardless of party affiliation. I hope that, in due course, I will earn your support.
Let’s work together.
Let’s respect different outlooks.
Let’s use common sense.
Let’s hold on to hope.
Together we can build a better New Hampshire.