It is my honor to serve 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. Currently I serve 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.
On January second, I announced my intention to run for re-election. The 2013-2014 term has thus-far been productive, but there is still a lot of work to be done in Concord. I need your help to continue bringing a strong progressive voice to the state legislature; please consider donating or volunteering some time to help with the campaign.