It is an honor to serve my second term as your State Representative for Manchester Ward 10 (Hillsborough County District 17). I am committed to working for you in the State Legislature, and helping to ensure that New Hampshire remains the best place to live in the country. State government is still a place where we can come together and work to address the issues of the day; established by We The People, our government is a vehicle for ensuring that our rights are protected, our quality of life is maintained, and everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Our system works best when people are involved; I encourage you to let me know how you feel about issues that arise in the Granite State, how I might better serve Ward 10, and how I can help you participate in government yourself. Even just attending a committee hearing can give citizens a powerful voice to help shape policy.
When I was first running for office back in 2012 I stood in your living rooms, on your doorsteps, and spoke to you over the phone. I told you I wasn’t going to be a sell-out, and I’m proud to say that I’ve held strong to that commitment. I don’t work with lobbyists, I don’t accept gifts from special interests, and I continue to refuse all “dark money” campaign contributions. During the 2013-2014 session I have co-sponsored legislation to repeal the “Voter ID” laws, to prohibit your boss from requiring you to turn over your personal facebook or email passwords, and requiring full disclosure of gifts & contributions by lobbyists. I wrote bills to protect rape victims from custody lawsuits, fight corrupt contractors and corporate criminals, reform class-action settlements, and to use a constitutional amendment to overturn the disastrous Citizens United supreme court ruling. I plan to continue fighting during the 2015-2016 session, and working hard to protect and empower ordinary people. Currently I serve again on the State-Federal Relations & Veterans Affairs committee in the New Hampshire House, and work hard to advocate for the residents of Manchester, and all of New Hampshire, in our dealings with the federal government.