District 9

Margaret Drye – Dedicated to Our Community

by Op-Ed August 11, 2018

by Margaret Drye – Candidate, NH House: Sullivan District 9 For almost four decades, I have been responding to Plainfield and Cornish homes and roads as an EMT with Cornish Rescue.  As a result, I have seen the opioid epidemic up close, and I have also seen the many medical, physical, and financial challenges our […]

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Dan Hynes – Republican Candidate for State Senate in District 9

by Op-Ed August 7, 2018

By Dan Hynes, My name is Dan Hynes, and I am running for State Senate in District 9 covering Bedford, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Greenfield, Hancock, Jaffrey, Lyndeborough, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Peterborough, Richmond, Sharon, Temple, and Troy. I will be a strong conservative voice in Concord. While a State Representative, I received a score of 100% from the […]

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GrokTV – NH State Senator Andy Sanborn – Question 8

by Skip August 2, 2012

Accomplishments? We always try to spend “a little time with GraniteGrok” and with Andy Sanborn (running for reelection to the NH Senate in District 9), we came to the realization that we had spent a lot more time than just a little.  So, we decided to end our interrogation interview with him with this last […]

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GrokTV: NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 7

by Skip August 1, 2012

Question #7:  Adversarial relationship between State agencies vs ordinary folks? To fix a perceived problem (which Questions 5 & 6 brought up), you have to know all about the problem – or at least the biggest and most influential parts of the problem.  In discussing State Agencies, we wanted to know if there was a […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 5: Reforming what State agencies are tasked to do and how to do it?

by Skip July 29, 2012

Most people want to see that the potholes are filled, the snow is plowed, and that the police and firemen are there when needed.  That’s how most decide who to vote for – its the stuff they see.  To us, however, philosophy counts as well – for that leads to the next “upward” step of […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 4: Administrative based taxes: have all taxes, fees, and fines set by the Legislature?

by Skip July 28, 2012

Increasingly, we see NH State Agencies setting their own level of taxation (fees, fines, et al) outside of authorization of the Legislature.  It is the Executive Branch to self-fund and making itself independent of the taxation authority of the Legislature.  And of course, it goes without saying that while Legislators are accountable to the voters, […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 3: RGGI. What happened and why RGGI didn’t get deep sixed?

by Skip July 27, 2012

One of the hot button issues this past legislative session (the last two years here in NH) was to get rid of RGGI – Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  Simply put, it is an aggregation of States here in the Northeast that decided to put a broad based carbon tax on anyone using electricity in those […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 2: Where did the idea of using scooters for door-to-door campaigning; why not Segways?

by Skip July 26, 2012

I HAD to ask this question, based on his Presser showing the cute little scooters that he is using in meeting the folks (“residents tell me that I am the first politician to ever stand at their door step and introduce myself,”) in Bedford that is the new NH Senate District 9.  Why would he […]

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GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 1: With everything thrown your way, why are you running again?

by Skip July 25, 2012

The ‘Grok was welcomed to The Draft (Concord, NH) when we interviewed NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (owner) as to why he was running for “virtual” re-election in a newly constructed district (“virtual”, as his original district was drawn out of existence).  We had all kinds of questions but did not get the chance to […]

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