Why I am running for re-election to the New Hampshire State House in 2022
To say that serving in the NH Legislature this term has been challenging would be an understatement. A right wing group is firmly in control of the legislature, helping to pass legislation that is not aligned with traditional Granite State values. They presented a bill to have NH succeed from the union, and passed legislation that would enable students to attend private school on the taxpayer’s dime. And teachers are now in fear of legal action for teaching so called divisive concepts in our schools. This does not represent traditional NH values, and I fear that more damage will be done as we wind our way through this legislative session.
My first committee assignment in the House was on the Judiciary Committee, where I was fortunate to have served under the leadership of Representative Marjorie Smith. Margie has been a friend and mentor, who taught all of us on the committee that in that room, we are not Republicans or Democrats, we are legislators working for all of the people of New Hampshire. My experience on the Commerce Committee has been a radically different experience, as many of the committee members align with the Free State movement. They support deregulation of all aspects of commerce, often at the expense of consumers and the greater public good.
In the state house, I always vote on bills with my constituents from the Mt Washington Valley community in mind.
I believe that I have been a forceful advocate for my constituents, available to help on a wide range of issues ranging from health care, professional licensing, cryptocurrency, environmental protections and women’s reproductive rights.
I hope you will support me in my bid for re-election in 2022, to allow me to continue this important work.