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Letter: Belknap County deserves better from its leadership

I am writing to show my agreement with letter writer Ann Rogers of Meredith (Monitor, April 1). She noted Republican Rep. Dennis Fields’s valor in confronting the immature and mean-spirited leadership of the Belknap County Convention chairwoman.

The chairwoman’s appeals to emotion and prejudice at the expense of reason are leading our county down a dangerous path.

A big “thank you” goes out to Rep. Fields, our five Democratic representatives, and the three county commissioners for fighting back against such dismal leadership.

To claim saving money as a goal but actually saving our citizens mere pennies a month, while eroding our underfunded county budget, is hypocrisy to the core.

Our hardworking and dedicated county employees are essential for keeping the peace throughout our county and for the well being of our most vulnerable citizens.

Good county government is necessary for our civil society. Destroying it will be a disaster for us all.

LEW HENRY

Gilmanton Iron Works

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