Jim Qualey of Rindge is a candidate to represent Fitzwilliam and Rindge in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Jim released the following statement:
“I am excited to announce that I am running for election as one of Cheshire District 11’s two Representatives in the New Hampshire House. I am looking forward to the honor of representing the interests and values of the people of Fitzwilliam and Rindge in our state legislature. In that role, I will be vigilant about protecting our rights, keeping our state government within its constitutional bounds, and keeping New Hampshire affordable.
I will work hard to ensure that New Hampshire remains the “Live Free or Die” state, I will never support the imposition of New Hampshire state income or sales taxes, and I will vigorously oppose any and all attempts to infringe upon our rights including most particularly our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights.”
Jim Qualey is a 20-year resident of Rindge and is currently the Chair of the Rindge Jaffrey Fitzwilliam Republican Committee. His professional experience includes many years working as an engineer in civilian and defense-related R&D and 6 months teaching physics as a visiting professor at Daniel Webster College. His formal education includes a Ph.D. in Physics from Penn State.
His record of community involvement in Rindge includes a term as a Selectman (including 1 ½ years as Chairman), serving as an alternate Library Trustee for 10 years, membership on the SAU-47 Budget Advisory Committee, and volunteering as a helper with Rindge’s Memorial Day observances. During his tenure as a Selectman, he served as the Selectmen’s representative on the Capital Improvement Program, TelTech, Budget Advisory, and Recreation Committees.