4 - September 10, 2010 Salem Community Patriot
The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor
Re-elect Margaret Crisler for State Representative
I respectfully request your vote to re-elect Margaret McKee Crisler for New Hampshire State Representative for Rockingham District 4 (Windham/Salem) on Tuesday, September 14. Margaret was first elected as NH State Representative for the
Rockingham District 4 in 2008. During her term, Margaret has achieved a perfect attendance and has an excellent voting record. She is deeply involved in the Republican House caucus and is dedicated to evaluating the issues voted on. In Concord last January 2009, I had the experience working with Margaret for a public hearing on Record Research fee reduction before the Judiciary Committee. She advocated and represented my issue with extraordinary ability and dedication. Margaret has served three terms as a Windham Selectman, beginning in 1997 and ending March 2008. For most of these years, she also served as the Selectman member of the Planning Board, as well as the liaison to Historic District Commission/Heritage Commission, Recreation Committee, and the Windham Technical Advisory committee. She is a founding member of the Windham Economic Development Committee, has served on the NH DOT CTAP Steering Committee, and is a Master Gardener with UNH- Cooperative Extension. She is an active member of the Windham Garden Club, the Windham Woman’s Club, the Salem Woman’s Club, and the Windham Historical Society. Margaret’s solution to the huge deficit NH is currently facing is her commitment, competence and thorough analysis to every issue. She is committed to improving water quality—both our drinking water and our lakes and streams. Margaret’s other priorities are maintaining open space, preserving historic structures, and protecting the family farm.
Upon her re-election, Margaret will continue fighting to keep
taxes low and water quality high. She is determined to promote business development in NH, and among other contributions, she will continue to listen to her constituents to support their needs— something I witnessed firsthand. Please vote for Margaret on September 14.
Joan Bastian - Windham Constitutionally Grounded
This great nation was founded on the Constitution and Bill of Rights by our founding fathers. Since the Revolutionary War and all wars since, including World War II, the patriotic greatest generation of service people, and currently, our brave military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan keep America safe. Preserving freedom, a debt to those that have sacrificed so much; many with their lives! In our own family from the Revolutionary War to Iraq, we have had at least one individual that volunteered to fight for freedom. Like many American families, we believe in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Some have been Democrats; some, Republicans; and others, independents. However, regardless of party affiliation, they had one common thread; they had conservative, foundational American values. When voting, our ancestors always looked beyond (stuck-in-the- mud party affiliation), even if they belonged to a party! They voted for the very best conservative candidates for office, looking into their inner core beliefs as to what are their thoughts on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Did the candidate for office really believe and possess those virtues? We believed that by asking questions of candidates, real truth can prevail. By investigation of those to whom you are interested to give your vote will help you get the best candidates. Not by voting for individuals supporting their own personal, selfish political interests or other radical, left-wing, liberal policy agendas with interests that could undermine our great Nation. America must be kept strong by strong leadership and not by weak candidates that will sell out the nation to the highest bidders— foreign or domestic. l urge you to take the time to vote and honor those who give their all so you can exercise your right to vote.
Ed Brooks - Salem
Supporting Margaret Crisler for State Representative
I am writing you today to ask you to join me in supporting
Margaret Crisler for State Representative! I have had the privilege of serving with Ms. Crisler as a fellow
member of the Windham Planning Board and the Windham Board of Selectmen. In each of these roles, Margaret consistently displayed key characteristics that we should demand from all of our elected officials. Specifically:
• First and foremost, Margaret Crisler has always demonstrated the
highest levels of honesty and integrity in everything she does.
• Margaret works tirelessly to ensure that she is well informed on a subject before she takes a position or votes on a bill.
• Margaret clearly understands that we have elected her to represent us, her constituents, and has always cast her votes accordingly. These are the primary reasons that we elected Margaret
to represent Windham and Salem two years ago. She has represented our communities very well; thus, I ask you to join me in sending Margaret back to Concord, where she will continue to do the people’s work.
Alan Carpenter - Windham
Margaret Crisler for State Representative
When I tell people about the enormous deficit New Hampshire is facing – over $300 million and up, about the 27 percent increase in state spending, and the frustration I experienced this term of being in the Republican minority, my friends ask me, why do you want to do this? For $100/year?! This next term is going to be one of the most difficult the state has faced in decades, no matter which party is in control. But I know that we need people who are committed to fiscal sanity back in Concord, and I know that I am the right person to be part of the solution. I do bring considerable experience to the job, having
served three terms as a Windham Selectman and as the Selectman Member of the Planning Board. In Concord, I serve on the Municipal and County Government Committee, putting to good use the knowledge I gained during those years. I have been effective in shaping legislation that benefits not just our residents, but everyone in the state. I have not missed a single House session and have an excellent voting record. Also, I have been an active participant in all the House Republican caucus meetings, and made sure that the interests of Salem and Windham were brought forward.
In addition to focusing on fiscal and municipal matters, I also care
very much about water quality—both for our drinking water and for our lakes and streams. These resources are valuable not only for our residents, but also for continued economic development. Other priorities are maintaining open space, preserving historic structures, and protecting the family farm. These are the things that make New Hampshire so attractive—the reasons we want to live here. I seek to represent you in Concord and bring competent, thorough analysis to every issue. I ask for your vote on September 14, and you can e-mail me at margaret.cr
Margaret McKee Crisler, NH State Representative, Rockingham District 4 - Windham
Jennifer Horn for Congress
The primary in the 2nd Congressional district, I believe, comes down to honesty with the voters, integrity, ability, and character. I have listened to all the candidates, asked questions, and read their handouts. The candidate that I will
be voting for is Jennifer Horn. The other candidates to me are all former Washington insiders and they brag about the fact they know their way around Washington. We need representatives in Washington that will represent the people. I believe that Jennifer Horn is that person. Jennifer’s principles are embedded into her character. We need to move our country forward, not return to past practices. Jennifer has the passion and commitment to do that. Jennifer Horn will fight to repeal Obamacare and she opposes cap and trade. If Cap
Law Enforcement’s Choice
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ELECT: GARY AZARIAN State Representative
I WILL SPONSOR LEGISLATION TO: LIMIT SPENDING:
NH Has a Nearly Half a Billion Dollar Deficit.
REDUCE TAXES: NH Has Over 38 New Taxes and Fees.
BALANCE THE BUDGET: Return Concord to Fiscal Responsibility.
It is time to take back our state and let your voice be heard. Support Gary Azarian for state representative in the district 4 election. Together, we can preserve the NH advantage.
Fiscal Agent Nicholas Azarian
PAID FOR BY GARY AZARIAN. FISCAL AGENT, NICHOLAS AZARIAN
and Trade passes, energy cost will skyrocket. I hope you were as lucky as I was to speak to the candidates and ask questions. Please join my family and friends on Sept. 14 in voting for Jennifer Horn.
Ed DeClercq - Salem
Support for Frank Graszko for Rockingham County Sheriff
Even though you say his name “Grass’ko,” there is nothing “green” about Frank Grzasko, the most experienced candidate for Rockingham County Sheriff. He has 37 consecutive years of continued to page 5
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