Free to mind your own business

Free to mind your own business

Three years ago today, my husband, Louis, and I moved the first items into our home of the West Side of Manchester (pictured is Nervous Nellie and some of our artwork; we have lived and loved living in the Granite State for more than a decade). I have lived and
Independent senator who will do what's right

Independent senator who will do what's right

My Sunday ritual is to wake up early and read the Union Leader while drinking coffee on my back porch. There's just a hint of Fall in today's air. The birds are chirping. It was wonderful to encounter this Letter to the Editor, "We need an independent senator," in support
Get out and vote! Today 9/11 is primary day

Get out and vote! Today 9/11 is primary day

Today's the day to make your voice heard and pick your party's candidates for the general election on November 6th. If you are looking for guidance and want to know which candidates are pro-liberty, use this nifty resource, LibertyBallot.com to find the recommended candidates facing contested primaries. PLEASE NOTE:
Primary is coming up on Tuesday 9/11

Primary is coming up on Tuesday 9/11

Yesterday afternoon, Louis and I attended a cruise hosted by the FreeCoast Festival, which is taking place for the 5th year in downtown Portsmouth this weekend. The featured picture is of a group of supporters who agreed to be snapped for a photo before we boarded the boat. By now,
Without transparency there is no accountability

Without transparency there is no accountability

One of my key issues is government transparency because without access to information, we have no way to hold our government employees accountable. Without transparency, there is no accountability, and without accountability, taxpayers are... screwed. The NH Constitution, uniquely among most states, has an article specifically on its citizens’ Right
Great weekend of outreach

Great weekend of outreach

Busy weekend meeting voters! So busy, I forgot to take any pics, except the featured one from Saturday morning before we headed out to go door knocking in West Manchester. Our team of volunteers met at 9:30AM to get situated and finalize our lists before breaking into smaller groups
A candidate to make you smile

A candidate to make you smile

A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with a constituent from Ward 11 in my Senate District (20, which is Goffstown, and Manchester Wards 3, 4, 10 & 11). This wonderful Letter to the Editor in today's Union Leader was the result! Thank you, Jennifer, for asking to meet!
Unity in diversity

Unity in diversity

Yesterday was a big outreach day for me. The morning started with a Right to Know NH board meeting, where we discussed proposed bills to improve government transparency, and thus accountability. The current lack of transparency and the unacceptable level of redaction of public information is a growing negative trend
Granite Staters are feeling optimistic

Granite Staters are feeling optimistic

Especially Republicans, but lots of Independents and Democrats, too. According to this recent BIA study, "optimism among Granite Staters about the NH economy is at an all-time high. More than two thirds anticipate good business conditions over the next 12 months. The portion of residents who consider themselves better off
Broad experience

Broad experience

Yesterday, the pictured Letter to the Editor appeared in the Union Leader. I hope to earn YOUR vote on November 6th! "New Hampshire is a unique state. Our representatives are far closer to the people than other states, which provides a diverse and interesting Legislature. But each seat in our
Town Square YUUUUGE Success

Town Square YUUUUGE Success

On Tuesday, candidates and supporters gathered at Manchester City Hall for our first Town Square: Come hear ye, hear ye! The goal of these recurring monthly events is: "Candidates, bring your 5 minute stump speeches! Voters, bring your questions! Let's have some fun while we respectfully discuss issues important to
Endorsed by the NH Liberty Alliance

Endorsed by the NH Liberty Alliance

Thrilled to announce I have been endorsed by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, the premiere Granite State organization that works to restore and enhance your freedoms. You can check out the full list of endorsed candidate here. Please DONATE ONLINE TODAY so that I can WIN my race. I'm currently
Chatting with John Burt in July

Chatting with John Burt in July

I recently sat down with NH State Representative John Burt to discuss my race on his local TV show, NH Politics with John Burt. We chatted about several topics, including the newly proposed Goffstown dog park, private charity, the excellent NH Constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot this
Balance is a good thing, in life and in government

Balance is a good thing, in life and in government

On Saturday night, Louis and I went to see Radiohead at TD Stadium (pictured). How is this relevant to my race, you might ask. Well... let me tell you... I learned the hard way that balance in life is a good thing. That "balance" is not something that just "magically
Policing in secret erodes our rights

Policing in secret erodes our rights

Today’s Union Leader has a front page article titled, Police: Encrypting scanners thwarted criminals. Of course, you should take their word for it, right? Because we now have no other source to vet police activity in our city, other than what they themselves tell us after the fact. This
Meeting voters at Old Home Day in Goffstown

Meeting voters at Old Home Day in Goffstown

Louis, Nellie, and I attended Old Home Day on Main Street in Goffstown earlier today, enjoying the sunny weather, interesting stands, and talking to voters. "Hi, do you live in Goffstown or Manchester?" I would ask. Depending on their response, I'd then mention I was running for Senate in District
NH Liberty Prom

NH Liberty Prom

On Sunday, Louis and I had a wonderful time at the annual dinner hosted by the NH Liberty Alliance at Murphy's in Bedford. Informally, the event is known as the "Liberty Prom," and I loved having an excuse to get dressed up! We socialized with hundreds of legislators and activists
No representation without taxation

No representation without taxation

We’ve all heard the story of the Boston Tea Party and the rallying cry of “No taxation without representation!” Totes fair position. Your representatives should not take your money through taxation and fees without at least pretending to give you a say. But a more accurate way to look
Town Square time and open invitation

Town Square time and open invitation

Today, I announce an open and relaxed forum for candidates and voters to come together over the next few months. Join me from 5:30-7PM on the first Tuesday of August, September, and October for a Town Square at City Hall Plaza in Manchester, NH. By now, you know I
Don't mess with our "no sales tax" status and don't make us do your dirty work, neither

Don't mess with our "no sales tax" status and don't make us do your dirty work, neither

In response to the recent Supreme Court decision South Dakota v. Wayfair which will force Granite State businesses to collect sales tax for other states, it is great to see Governor Sununu taking a strong stand. In a press conference yesterday, he said: "New Hampshire does not and will not