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
Thanks, from 'on the banks'

Thanks, from 'on the banks'

My sincere thanks to the voters of District 20 for their support yesterday. I did not win, but I did get 1.5% more votes than in 2016. My time will come. Running against "the lion of the senate" was always going to be an uphill slog. I genuinely believed
Calling all Independents!

Calling all Independents!

Are you tired of all this politics, politics, politics? Can’t wait for Election Day on November 6th to be over? Me too! :) In order for me to win against my opponent, Lou D’Allesandro (80) who has spent the past 20 years in the senate restricting your liberties and
Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and all kinds of good stuff

Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and all kinds of good stuff

Last week was super busy, and I'm playing catch up on informing you about my race. First, and most awesomely, my billboard on South Willow went up! :D Last Wednesday, I got to hang out with Grover Norquist (pictured) and many other candidates who support the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which
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
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
25 years of real world experience

25 years of real world experience

I finished high school when I was 16 years old, and law school when I was 21. My first "job" was when I was eight-ish, when my sister, our best friend, and I would go--with our parents' permission--to a neighborhood grocery store in Pretoria, and offer to push customers' shopping
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
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
Outstanding candidate for Senate

Outstanding candidate for Senate

Thank you to Joe Kelly Levasseur for this ringing endorsement! I had a splendid time last week on the "Will and Joe Show" on Channel 23. Thanks for having me! "Every once in a while I’ll do an interview on the Will and Joe show and I’ll walk
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
Election integrity matters: Recount elevates Gericke to fusion candidate

Election integrity matters: Recount elevates Gericke to fusion candidate

On Tuesday, I attended a recount at the State Archives in Concord on the Libertarian Party primary ballot after it became clear that someone, somewhere had failed to tally the write-ins for Manchester Ward 11 correctly. I am humbled by the support shown by Libertarian voters who wrote me in,
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
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