Happy (early) birthday, Sir!

Happy (early) birthday, Sir!

I was honored to attend a birthday bash for former Manchester mayor, Ray Wieczorek, last night. It was my first time meeting this legendary Republican--what a charming gentleman!--and he wished me well on my campaign. Louis and I also ran into Governor Sununu (pictured), whose donated raffle cookie raised
It's official! Carla Gericke files for NH Senate District 20

It's official! Carla Gericke files for NH Senate District 20

This afternoon I popped in at the Secretary of State's office to file my paperwork to run for NH Senate in District 20. I'm truly excited about this race! I bring a fresh voice and fresh ideas to the table. Over the past few weeks, I have been speaking to
Can we still take a joke?

Can we still take a joke?

Even future senators get an evening off! Last night, together with friends (and literal neighbors), I met my husband, Louis, at the Wang Theatre in Boston to see Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart, with surprise opener, SNL's Michael Che. "What???" you say. "Why would you go see a bunch of
Whooping and hollering at West Side High

Whooping and hollering at West Side High

Last night, I was honored to attend a graduation ceremony at West Side High for students receiving their High School Equivalency certificates. These students ranged in ages from young to not-so young, but what they all had in common was a dedication and desire to better themselves. They worked hard,
ICYMI: New Video and Taxpayer Protection

ICYMI: New Video and Taxpayer Protection

Yesterday, I introduced a new series called “In Case You Missed It” featuring past Letters to the Editor, newspaper articles, supporter letters, etc. The goal of these short videos is to show voters of District 20 that I am engaged in local politics, understand the issues, and have a track
How open is NH government?

How open is NH government?

Here's my Letter to the Editor in today's Union Leader: To the Editor: "We like to pretend our government is open and transparent, but is it? In the category of “Public Access to Information,” according to a 2015 Center for Public Integrity study, New Hampshire ranked 49th out of 50
Podcast with Tom Woods

Podcast with Tom Woods

I was honored to be featured on the Tom Woods Show yesterday. We talked about my NH Senate race, the positive changes I have made in my life, and why I believe District 20 is ready to elect me to office in order to preserve and expand the liberties we
Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

A couple of weeks ago, I met a retired firefighter while out on the Piscataquog River trail. We walked together for about an hour, chatting about life in New Hampshire and my Carla Gericke for NH State Senate race. He spoiled Nellie with treats. He seemed to like my general
Walk the walk

Walk the walk

If you are going to talk the talk, as I do, about private, free market and voluntary solutions to society's challenges, then you must walk the walk, too. This past Sunday, I was delighted to join my fellow Manchester Republicans to participate in the Walk Against Hunger. We raised $1,
Senate campaign videos

Senate campaign videos

Since I am new to many of you, I thought it would be helpful to make a series of informal videos where you can learn more about me, my background, positions, core values, and more. You can watch last week's video here. Catch this week's here, where I talk about