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‘This afternoon I will officially leave the Democratic party to affiliate as an independent’

My priorities as a representative for the town of Amherst have not changed. I will continue fighting for my values as outlined in my electoral platform including electoral reform, criminal justice reform, protecting our environment and natural beauty of our state, increasing state aid for education, and lowering local property tax burdens on our community. READ MORE

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A Granite State of Mind: Erosion of women’s rights & bipartisanship on NH’s Executive Council

Beyond the obvious insensitivity to the needs of young women in instances of assault, family abuse, or other situations where any logical person would deduce that 65+-year-old men should have absolutely no opinion, I would remind both anti-choice Councilors that while we both create and are responsible for our children, including our daughters, we do not own their bodies. READ MORE

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Take gerrymandering off the table for both parties

This is a tactic that has been employed by both parties over the years, begging the question: what can be done to take power out of the ruling party’s hands and place it back in the voter’s hands? One answer is the Freedom to Vote Act, currently up for debate in the US Senate. Contrary to popular belief, this is a bill that enjoys widespread support among a broad range of voters and lawmakers spanning the political spectrum. READ MORE