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
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
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
Voluntary is always better than force

Voluntary is always better than force

Do you agree or disagree with this statement? "Forcing someone to pay for something they don't want, is tyranny." It comes from this clip by the consistently pro-market John Stossel in response to yesterday's landmark labor union case, Janus vs. AFSCME, in which the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that nonunion
A future senator goes to PorcFest XV

A future senator goes to PorcFest XV

I spent last week in the stunning White Mountains of New Hampshire, one of my favorite places, at one of my favorite events, the 15th annual Porcupine Freedom Festival, hosted by the Free State Project. Read about my experience at Shire Liberty News. "The non-aggression principle (stated differently, The Golden