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Letters to the Editor

October 11, 2012

Croteau for State Senate

I urge you to consider Carol Croteau for State Senate. I am sold on her excellent capabilities to represent the people in District 23 of New Hampshire.

Carol has demonstrated how to reach across the aisle to get things done in Concord.

As a parent, Carol organized and drove NH’s Anti-Bully Law through the State Legislature. In 2011, when the current leadership in Concord tried to weaken the new anti-bullying law, she led the effort to prevent this from happening. This year, Carol initiated language in the Charter School Law guaranteeing charter school students “Due Process Rights.” Most importantly, Carol did this work with bi-partisan support.

Carol continues to move forward when it comes to a NH tradition of investing in quality education, access to health care, good paying jobs, a vibrant middle class without abandoning fiscal responsibility and the NH Advantage. She also believes a woman has the right to make her own health care decisions - including maintaining coverage for contraception. Carol stands strong against erosion of these values by fear, misleading rhetoric and ideology.

I know Carol has the independent voice, the tenacity, and the follow-through to protect, defend, and pursue what is best for the citizens of New Hampshire. I urge you to vote for Carol Croteau on November 6 for State Senate, District 23 - Brentwood, Chester, Danville, Epping, Exeter, East Kingston, Fremont, Kingston and Sandown.

Kathleen Pynn

Hampstead

 

 

 

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