Stay tuned for the high notes...

Stay tuned for the high notes...

Failure is never easy, especially when you are used to succeeding. I finished high school when I was 16, and law school when I was 21. I was crowned "Miss Mafikeng" in 1982, winning a hairdryer for being the prettiest girl in primary school. I was one of the youngest
Vote like your rights depend on it...

Vote like your rights depend on it...

The following op-ed appeared on Manchester Ink Link: Did you know there will be two Constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6th ballot? Since political TV ads are spilling over from Massachusetts that may lead to confusion for Granite State voters, here’s a breakdown of the two questions that will
School choice creates opportunities

School choice creates opportunities

I was invited by School Choice for NH to share my views on school choice. Every child is a unique individual and “one size” does not fit all when it comes to his or her educational path. Some children thrive in government-run schools, others do not. I support school choice
Your liberty comes first

Your liberty comes first

The following op-ed appeared as part of "Granite State Debates" in the print version of today's Union Leader: I am the Republican nominee for state Senate in District 20, running against a 20-year incumbent, Lou D’Allesandro (80), the self-declared “Lion of the Senate,” who has seemingly unlimited funds from
"I'm a lifelong Republican, but I usually vote for your opponent, a Democrat"

"I'm a lifelong Republican, but I usually vote for your opponent, a Democrat"

May I ask you why? I understand Lou D'Allesandro used to be a Republican, but he switched parties to become a Democrat a long time ago. Lou usually votes Democratic party line, so he votes against the 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment, against school choice, against healthcare freedom, for higher
Your vote is crucial on Nov. 6, and the choice in District 20 is clear: Carla Gericke

Your vote is crucial on Nov. 6, and the choice in District 20 is clear: Carla Gericke

Following is the script for my Manchester TV campaign ad: Greetings Goffstown and Manchester Wards 3, 4, 10 and 11. My name is Carla Gericke, and I want to be your next state Senator in District 20. It’s time for a change. It’s time for a fresh, independent
Term limits correlate strongly to state fiscal health

Term limits correlate strongly to state fiscal health

Say it isn't so! My opponent, Lou D'Allesandro (80) has been in the Senate, raising your taxes for 20 years. This article states: “'Only 15 state legislatures in the U.S. are term limited,' U.S. Term Limits President Philip Blumel writes in a letter to the Mercatus folks.
Time for an independent, new voice

Time for an independent, new voice

Today's Sunday Union Leader features another Letter to the Editor from a Manchester small business owner in support of my candidacy. My favorite line is this description: "I am no fan of Lou 'Never Met a Tax He Doesn't Like' D'Allesandro." :P It's true! "[Republican] Carla's main issues seem to
The many reasons to vote Republican

The many reasons to vote Republican

Pamela Ean, who is running in District 15 and I recently penned an op-ed for the Concord Monitor in which we make a case for your support and vote on November 6th. "New Hampshire consistently ranks as the best state in which to live, work, and play exactly because of
Gericke is a refreshing change

Gericke is a refreshing change

"As an independent voter, I have found myself becoming increasingly disappointed and frustrated with politicians over the years. I place a high level of importance on principles and integrity, and I value practical efforts toward solving pressing problems. Rarely have I felt any candidate cared about anything other than getting
Meeting 'n greeting in Manch

Meeting 'n greeting in Manch

A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended last night's Meet and Greet hosted by Jean Mathieu and I at her office on Elm Street. Jean is the Republican candidate for Ward 4, which falls within my Senate District 20 (Manchester Wards 3, 4, 10 & 11 and Goffstown). Thanks
Why I am voting for Carla Gericke

Why I am voting for Carla Gericke

I'm not particularly sappy, but finding this Letter to the Editor in today's Union Leader brought tears to my eyes. "I was in an accident and became paralyzed a few years ago and Carla, in keeping with her beliefs, gave me a hand up instead of a hand out by
Excited to support Carla Gericke

Excited to support Carla Gericke

Thank you to this Manchester mom for her support! I promise to do her proud, and to serve all my constituents with integrity, character, and compassion. "If you are a voter who believes in fiscal responsibility and helping reduce barriers to success that hard-working mom’s like myself face, I
NH Senate Republicans deliver the results Granite Staters want

NH Senate Republicans deliver the results Granite Staters want

Today's Union Leader features an op-ed by Senate Majority leader Chuck Morse in which he lays out how Republicans in the Senate have delivered the results Granite Staters want. Be wary of empty promises made by Democrats who have to steal from Peter to pay for Paul! "Senate Democrats can
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
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
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