Why I'm running for the House

Last modified: 6/12/2012 12:00:00 AM
We have high standards in New Hampshire, and we expect a lot from our citizen legislators.

We expect their personal conduct to reflect the character of New Hampshire residents, that the work of the people will be conducted openly, fairly and consistently, and that our neighbors in Concord will make independent decisions.

Most important, we expect members of the House to represent us free from the constraints of pledges, free from rigid ideology, and free from the goals of out-of-state interests.

I filed to run for state representative in Hillsborough County, District 39, covering Deering, Goffstown and Weare because Speaker Bill O'Brien's House did not meet New Hampshire's standards.

Over the past two years, we have watched the House majority leader resign after falsifying records, the closing of the House gallery to the public and Washington-written legislation pushed on New Hampshire with leadership's consent.

Some legislators are operating under a Free State Project decree to move to New Hampshire, get elected to our House of Representatives and make our state in their image.

This denigration of New Hampshire occurred under O'Brien's guidance. Beyond the shame of New Hampshire's repeated mocking in the national media, his legacy is rising property taxes, laid-off hospital workers, higher in-state tuition, and baseless attacks on public workers, teachers, unions and marriage equality.

We are New Hampshire, and we can do better. Let's bring common sense back to Concord.

AARON GILL

Deering




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