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
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
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,