Today, I am announcing my candidacy for NH State Representative. My main focus will be on funding education. We also need to fund transportation, Medicaid expansion, substance misuse disorder and mental health issues. I will be very supportive on increasing outdoor activities and environmental issues. I would also like to focus on economic development to create jobs.
This past week, I filed for NH State Representative. I had the grand opening of the Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center Thrift Shop. I sat down with some of the area early childhood resources to gather them for a June 28 meeting at the Northfield Tilton Congregational church at 6:00 PM. This meeting will be facilitated by NH Listens to pull resources together to ensure young children are ready for school. The need of providing a better care and education for preschool and kindergarten is a needed in the area. I have been working on the Franklin School Budget. I am on the strategic planning committee to review some metric of success and work on a budget process next year to improve the education of our schools.
It is finally spring!! This means more work cleaning out the yard and maybe your house. As I start campaigning for November as State Representative, my work is cleaning up policies and budget items. As a member of the Franklin School Board, I have been making some changes. Education is still a priority for me. I have been excepted as President of the Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center to provide help for those in need of more resources. The family resource center is needed for those who have substance misuse addiction or problems. I am still helping this community to find resources that are needed to overcome their addiction if it is treatment, recovery, support or prevention. I am still working on extended producer responsibility laws to improve our recycling efforts. There are many more efforts to improve. Let me know your thoughts!!
Happy Holidays to everyone. I hope everyone enjoys their families company. I hope everyone is ready for a new year. I hope next year will be productive.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I hope everyone is enjoying their friends and families company. I hope those that have families or friends with substance misuse are being in recovery or in a good treatment program and are together this holiday season. I have been following NH substance misuse issue since about March of 2014. I serve on a steering committee of the Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center and now helping a Recovery Coffee House here in Franklin. I hope that we bring good programs to serve the Greater Franklin area to reduce the substance misuse. I still continue my efforts on the Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force. I had my friend comedian Joey Novick from Flemington, NJ come help us raise money for this program. I was reelected to the Franklin School Board for two years. I hope to continue to serve on the I2 committee to further advance the NH Art Car, bring JROTC, Junior Achievement and improve existing programs and create new innovative programs to reduce the drop out rate. If I do not write next month. Happy Holidays!!!
The summer is ending and students are going back to school in a few weeks. I have filed for reelection for the Franklin School Board. I hope to continue being on the innovation committee to ensure ROTC program is implemented and other program to enhance the education system. Laurence Gartel arrived at the beginning of the month and has shown his art work to many people. The students start doing the art work on September 8. We hope the Governor will unveil the car following Monday. I want to give thanks to those who has donated and given a chance for the students to do the artwork with a famous artist.
I remember when I first ran I wanted to start improving the downtown. We needed businesses and jobs. I am so glad this has finally happen. Toad Hall, Davis and Towle Insurance Group, Once Again, Central Sweets, the bookstore and now The Franklin Studios. On the way is a ice cream stand. It is so refreshing to be in a coffee shop that is a gift shop. I am on the board of The Franklin Studios. I have enjoyed working there. People state there is no where to shop for Christmas in Franklin. We will have one place and hope for many more stores. Another positive happening that I did run on was the teachers getting a raise. I am glad the school board worked the situation with the Teachers Union and city council. The School Board was successfully to have a car donated from local dealer. The artist Laurence Gartel is on his way. I am raising the funds to allow 10 to 20 students to participate in the art class. Laurence is going to give some choices for design and few ideas finding New Hampshire pictures or Franklin pictures to place on the wrap of the car. This car will be showed around town for the life of the car. Franklin will be the only on in the state to have the artist design the car. Businesses will donate to have a logo on the car. This car will also be used for organizations to drive to events around the state. As the artist does this in each state, NH car will be shown as an example. It may put Franklin on the map.