, Kingston, NH

Letters to the Editor

June 12, 2014

Foley for State Senate District 19

My name is Jim Foley and I a Republican running for State Senate District 19. Thank you to the over 100 residents of Derry, Hampstead and Windham who came out to support me at my recent campaign kick off event. It was humbling and very encouraging!

I am honored to have earned the endorsement of our retiring State Senator- Jim Rausch and former State Senator Bob Letourneau. Both of these public servants have done much for our area and it is my mission to continue on their legacy of service.

I grew up in New Hampshire, am a sales and businessman, served in the Marine Corps. Some of you know me from my involvement in local charities such as the Sonshine Soup Kitchen, the Freedom Cup, Community Caregivers, the Boy’s and Girl’s Club and several others. Many of you might know me from my position as the Derry Republican Town Chairman for the past seven years, in which I have worked hard to successfully elect Republicans at the local, state and federal levels.

There are many important issues that face us, so let me start here –I am opposed to a sales tax and an income tax, opposed to any new or increased taxes, favor expanded gaming, support hunter’s and gun owner’s rights, am truly concerned about the loss of personal privacy to corporations as well as the government and believe strongly in individual rights and liberties.

The issue I intend to focus on the most--the issue around which all others revolve--is the need to jump start our economy!

Businesses face the uncertainty and costs of Obamacare, well-intended but burdensome regulations, and a deteriorating infrastructure- even with the successful expansion of I93 - NH has many outdated and inadequate roads and bridges. There’s the unfunded pension time bomb, high energy costs, out of control worker’s compensation system, and the lack of access to adequate business credit.

It will be my mission as your state senator to work to resolve these issues, to expand business, to create good jobs and to jumpstart this economy! I hope that you will join me in my campaign and look forward to hearing from you.

Jim Foley, Derry

Candidate for State Senate

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