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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2012

Sanders for State Rep

Jean Sanders is running for State Representative of District 14, Atkinson and Plaistow, New Hampshire. As such, she will be a warrior for the common man who struggles to make a living in this economy today. On her list of top priorities is affordable health care for all and one of her passions is education for children with learning disabilities. As a retired Timberlane School District educator and occupational therapist, she brings knowledge and experience to bolster quality K-12 public education. The American Federation of Teachers endorses her.

Jean Sanders will work to make New Hampshire government a cooperative body by emphasizing moderation and synergy.

Believing that small businesses should play a major role to build the economy, she will support them by encouraging new ideas helping them to build upon their successes. Decaying infrastructure, in constant need of repair, calls for a State Representative like Jean who will not rest while her constituents are in danger on New Hampshire roads and bridges.

I have known Jean Sanders for six years. She is a delight to be around, exceedingly honest, enlivens any group with her sense of humor and does not give up when things get tough. She has been a valuable asset to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Hampstead, New Hampshire where she is a member. You cannot find a more loving mother and grandmother, and good friend.

We are fortunate to have such a choice. Vote for Jean Sanders for State Representative!

Patricia E. Wright

Atkinson

 

 

 

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  • Velma J. Reid

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