Letter: Working-class candidate
Dan Feltes has my vote in the District 15 Senate primary because he truly understands the challenges facing working families.
Dan himself grew up in a working-class family.
His father worked at a factory upholstering sofas for his entire adult life and his mother held part-time jobs to help with the bills and raise Dan and his siblings. He’s talked about his experiences sharing a tiny bedroom with two of his brothers, standing in a rations line to receive cheese and bread when his father and other factory workers were on strike, and watching his parents struggle every day to provide for their family.
Dan went on to earn law and public policy degrees, and could have gone anywhere. He chose to make New Hampshire his home and fighting for justice his career.
Dan worked one-on-one with low-income people for eight years as a legal aid attorney. He witnessed their struggles firsthand, and advocated tirelessly to give them a chance at success.
Now, as a Senate candidate, he has a plan to build an economy that leaves nobody behind, with policies such as paid family leave and universal all-day kindergarten. Dan’s background, experience and passion for making New Hampshire a better place will make him a terrific senator.
The Sept. 9 election will undoubtedly be close, and I will be casting my vote for Dan Feltes.