Good morning, and I hope as many of us as possible will be out at the polls today, November 3rd, choosing the best possible men and women to represent us in Washington and Concord. The list here is Hollis-centric, but covers candidates of interest to greater Nashua, and further west.
First of a quick checklist of the positions and Republican candidates, followed by more detail on each:
- NH House District 27, Hollis: Sue Homola and David Werner (two reps)
- NH House District 40, Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon, New Boston: Keith Ammon (one rep)
- State Senate District 12: Kevin Avard
- Executive Council District 5: Dave Wheeler
- NH Congressional District 2: Steve Negron
- US Senate: Corky Messner
- NH Governor: Chris Sununu
- President: Donald Trump
Running from local to statewide, feel free to scroll to your candidates of interest:
District 27, Hollis. I have spoken with both of these candidates and feel that they will be effective representatives for Hollis, protectors of our rights, and fiscally responsible:
“I’ve spent my adult life serving my nation, my family, and my community – as an Air Force meteorologist, a 20+ year military spouse, and an emergency management planner. Now I would like the opportunity to serve the citizens of Hollis. Now more than ever, our state needs representatives who are committed to finding common sense solutions as we continue to recover from COVID-19. We need legislators who are willing to face the state’s budget shortfall head-on to ensure the needs of our most vulnerable citizens are met, while also finding ways to effectively utilize our limited resources. During my time in the military, I was routinely called upon to do more with less, all while taking care of others and accomplishing the mission. As your State Representative, I will tackle our state’s obstacles with the same tenacity that I applied to every challenge I faced in the military. I promise to lead with courage, and I won’t back down from doing what’s right. Most importantly, I will not support an income or sales tax to solve our budget shortfall, because burdening our taxpayers further is not an equitable solution. Please view my website for more information on my platform: SueforHollis.com, I look forward to earning your vote on September 8th and November 3rd.”
David Werner: Dave is a refugee from California who is determined that New Hampshire shall not fall into the same trap of ever increasing costs and shrinking freedoms. He’s willing to stand and be counted on behalf of Hollis:
“I truly love everything about Hollis: the towering trees, the farmland, the neighbors, the lifestyle. i enjoy the dirt road that leads to our house and I especially love my John Deere tractor! But really, most of all I love the kindred spirits and friendship of the people of Hollis and i truly embrace the history and tradition of freedom, self reliance and responsibility for one’s self, family and home in a supportive community, so characteristic of Granite-Staters.”
District 40 “Flotarial.” Keith Ammon, who has been a reliable vote for our interests in previous sessions is running to regain the seat for the GOP, and is worthy of your support:
“I am Keith Ammon, previous two-term Republican State Representative for Hillsborough District 40. I hope to have the opportunity to serve once again the people of Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon, and New Boston.
I am a software developer by trade. I enjoy playing guitar and flying single-engine airplanes. My wife Susan and I moved to New Hampshire in 2009 to live in a place that allows its citizens to be free. Susan was born in Hong Kong, an area of recent political turmoil, and is a naturalized US citizen. Both she and I understand the importance of preserving and protecting freedom and individual liberty.
In the past, I have served on the New Boston school board, which allowed me to gain insights into the many challenges faced by both parents and administrators in running a school district and SAU. I advocate for school choice, allowing parents to choose the best educational path for your child’s unique curiosities and learning style. As a State Rep, I served on the House Municipal and County Government Committee, which allowed me a greater understanding of the many challenges involved in running county, town, and city governments. I also served on the House Science, Energy, and Technology Committee and have learned much about the issues facing our environment and those contributing to the high cost of energy undermining job creation and full employment.”
State Senate District 12: Kevin Avard has represented us ably in the Senate in previous sessions, and is working to regain the seat for the GOP:
Kevin Avard is a small business owner who will protect our rights and hold the line on taxes and spending and create new jobs. While liberals like Melanie Levesque want to grow government and increase burdensome rules and regulations, Kevin Avard has worked to lessen the weight on New Hampshire’s small businesses.
“It’s time for government to focus on doing a few things and doing them well. Concord moves from crisis to crisis, fix to fix. I want to work together, and help us steer a new course.”
Kevin and his wife Tracy have 5 children and live in Nashua, NH.
Executive Council District 5: Dave Wheeler.
Dave has been a steady vote for fiscal responsibility and protecting our rights on the Executive Council for several terms, often alternating with Deborah Pignatelli (D). Dave Wheeler has a track record on the Executive Council and will bring a steadying and fiscally responsible approach to the job.
Dave Wheeler lives in Milford and is running for his sixth term for Executive Council. He previously served from 2001-2005, 2011-2013, and 2015-2019; served as a District 11 State Senator 1992-98; and served as Milford State Representative 1988-92. He and his wife Joy have four children and two foster children. He is the owner of Maranatha Carpet and Miracle Acres Farm where he grows Christmas Trees and produces Maple Syrup.
NH Congressional District 2: Steve Negron. GraniteGrok has endorsed Negron as a hard working and effective campaigner, with good conservative principles, and who came within a hair of beating Annie Kuster in 2018. Also, Steve Negron has been grilled by the Grok editorial board, AKA “Grok Gauntlet” three times over the past four years, and remains a consistent conservative.
“Whether we are fighting to secure health care innovation and affordability, protecting our families and beloved nation, being a brave voice for ALL life, or defending our outstanding prosperity in the 21st Century…we need someone who has stood strong with President Trump since day one, and delivered results! Steve Negron has a robust campaign about winning, garnering more votes than any candidate in this House District since 2002…a whopping 117,990 in total.
We can do better than US Rep. Ann Kuster, and I stand ready to replace her in November. Please help our cause for the restoration of New Hampshire’s voice.”
US Senate: Corky Messner. GraniteGrok’s editorial board, AKA “Grok Gauntlet,” has interviewed Corky Messner and Found that he spoke from the heart and gave good conservative answers to almost all questions (nobody’s perfect, but these were good). As he promised in the interview, Messner has done an effective job of prosecuting the case against Shaheen:
Raised in a blue-collar family in Altoona, PA – Corky left home at age 17 to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he played football and prepared for his military service. Upon his graduation in 1979 Corky became an Army Ranger, serving abroad guarding the Berlin Wall during the Cold War.
New Hampshire has long attracted people from across the country, folks who are drawn to the state’s scenic beauty, entrepreneurial spirit, and spirited, engaged citizenry, and Corky Messner was one of them.
“I fell in love with the state. I loved its people and its rugged landscape. This was a place that valued individualism and hard work, and its residents had a positivism and independence that appealed to me. I made a promise to myself that one day, I would be a Granite Stater.”
As soon as family and business commitments allowed, he made New Hampshire his legal residence.
Read more on his website.
NH Governor: Chris Sununu. The Governor tries to walk the tightrope between cries for tighter restrictions vs keeping the economy alive, thus being unable to please some slices of the population, but, it is important to remember constitutional carry, which Democrats would love to repeal, and dozens of vetoes of “silly bills” sent up by Democrats. If we lose the legislature, Sununu is our backstop against excesses, but if we win it, there will be a newly stiffened spine and a push to #ReOpenNH from our Republican representatives.
Christopher T. Sununu is the 82nd Governor of the State of New Hampshire and is currently serving his second term.
In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Sununu took unprecedented action to protect the health and safety of Granite Staters.
Just days after declaring a State of Emergency and transitioning New Hampshire schools to remote learning, Governor Sununu swiftly expanded unemployment benefits to provide financial relief to a historic number of New Hampshire residents.
He established the Emergency Health Care System Relief Fund and secured tens of millions of PPE for New Hampshire. His efforts have received national recognition.
Governor Sununu created the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery to oversee the fair and transparent disbursement of the $1.25 billion CARES Act funds to businesses, communities, and organizations.
His accomplishments include delivering two balanced state budgets with no new taxes and establishing full day kindergarten. Additionally, Governor Sununu invested $275 million in clean water projects, established New Hampshire Care Academies allowing high school seniors to earn their Associates Degree at no cost to them or taxpayers, returned nearly $180 million to cities and towns for education aid and municipal grants, and signed job creating business tax cuts into law. Governor Sununu is a strong advocate of social and emotional learning in early childhood education and was the first Governor in the nation to release a statewide school safety plan.
In 2018, Governor Sununu announced the nationwide launch of his Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative to engage employers and empower workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorder.
You may not agree with all of the above, but you should also know that Gov. Sununu brought us Constitutional Carry, and recently vetoed an attempted Red Flag law.
Don’t give Feltes an opening – vote Sununu!
President: Donald Trump, without a doubt! Worth it just for the judges, then add in the tax cuts and deregulation to get jobs and incomes booming, energy independence, peace breaking out around the world, and more….. There Is No Alternative!