Letter: Feltes’s roots are here
Dan Feltes is a true Granite Stater. I was surprised to see that being literally born in New Hampshire has surfaced as an issue in the District 15 state Senate race.
By this measure, beloved Sens. Warren Rudman and Jeanne Shaheen along with wonderful Govs. John Lynch and Maggie Hassan would be disqualified for service by virtue of the fact that they were not born in the Granite State, a laughable concept.
After graduating from law school, Dan settled here in Concord, poured energy into our community, fell in love with our state and built wonderful friendships and family ties here.
I was born at Concord Hospital and here is the “New Hampshire experience” I care about: Over the better part of the past decade, Dan has fought for New Hampshire’s low-income working families, senior citizens, veterans and victims of domestic abuse as a legal assistance attorney.
He stood up for them in the state Supreme Court, lobbied for them in the State House, and he won.
Dan and his wife, Erin, have been regular hosts and workers for fellow progressives like Annie Kuster, Hassan, Colin Van Ostern and more.
Dan and Erin have put down roots here, and Dan left a wonderful job in order to pursue public service on behalf of the citizens of Concord, Hopkinton, Warner and Henniker.
Is there anything more New Hampshire than that?