PLAISTOW — Shem Kellogg has officially filed paperwork to be a candidate for state representative to serve the Towns of Atkinson and Plaistow.
“I am running for state rep because as a state-border district, we can no longer afford to outsource jobs to Massachusetts,” said Kellogg, chair of the Plaistow Area Republican Town Committee.
He continued, “New Hampshire has resisted pushes to institute personal income and sales taxes, but we levy higher corporate income and business profit taxes than our neighbors to the south. Our state also has a higher meals tax rate, which is why there are so many restaurants on the Massachusetts-side of the border. These higher tax rates significantly discourage growth in our district.”
Kellogg is a licensed professional engineer. As an engineer, Kellogg applies scientific knowledge and ingenuity to develop cost-effective solutions to real-world problems. Relying on years of experience, he exercises engineering judgment to deliver a quality product with minimal risk to the public’s safety. Kellogg’s responsibilities include planning, organizing, motivating, and managing resources.
“As a civil engineer with a background in municipal infrastructure and a member of the Plaistow Planning Board, I know that we can encourage economic development while simultaneously preserving the small-town feel of our district.”
“Send me to Concord to slash these tax rates and together we can return the advantage to New Hampshire and our district,” Kellogg said, and invited voters to visit his website, shemkellogg.com.