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Letter: Good pick for Alton, Gilmanton

Spend even a short time with Deb Chase as she campaigns for the New Hampshire House, and you may be amazed. Strategically positioned at the entrance or exit to the Gilmanton or Alton dump, Chase hands out literature and talks about issues with anyone who has the time to say more than “hello.”

As one man drove by and shouted, “You know you have my vote, Deb,” I said, “Isn’t he a Republican?”

“Yes,” Chase responded. “But he knows me.”

People who know Chase, and know that she is a Democrat, will support her regardless of a party label. They agree that she is one of the smartest, hardest-working, most practical and pragmatic people you will find involved in public life.

Chase approaches politics with an eagerness to share her thoughts and learn from others. She engages people with all points of view. She is a great listener and a persuasive proponent of her positions. No one doubts that when she has made a commitment, she will keep it.

Belknap County District 5 now includes both Gilmanton and Alton. We in Gilmanton know Chase well. The voters of Alton are getting to know her quickly. In both Gilmanton and Alton she has gained support from both Democrats and Republicans.

In both Gilmanton and Alton voters know that she will always listen to their concerns and will be most effective in representing their town.

Voters who have not yet gotten to know Chase, I urge you to do so and to give her your support. We will be proud of her as our representative in the House.

JUDY WAGNER

Gilmanton

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