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January 9, 2014

My Opinion: January 9, 2014

RAYMOND - As we close out the first year of the legislative 2013-14 term, I would again like to say a “Big Thank You!” to the people of Raymond for believing in me. It has been a true pleasure and great experience continuing to serve your best interests and needs as State Representative.

This term, I was moved from the House policy committee Resources, Recreation, and Development, to the Judiciary Committee where I serve as the Committee Minority Whip. Under Republican Leader Hon. Gene Chandler, I serve as a House Minority Assistant Whip.

As a very active strong conservative, always working for the best interest of the people, our current liberal Democrat Speaker of the House, Rep. Terie Norelli, removed me from all the study committees and commissions I had been serving on in the past. I also often served as a “one-day” substitute for any committee member who was absent, but Speaker Norelli changed the rules and you have to be absent a week to be replaced.

A State Representative also serves on the County Delegation where you are responsible for the budget and other things. As a County Delegation member, I continue to serve on its Executive Committee, and as Chairman of the Maintenance Sub-committee.

Thanks be to God, I have been able to continue to serve you with 100% attendance, 100% voting record, to the best of my ability, for the 7th year, both at the State House and Rockingham County Delegation levels. “Thank You Raymond, for this honor and privilege!”.

Two things I want to point out:

1. By far, the worse action by the Commissioners of Rockingham County I’ve seen in my 7 years as your representative, was the terrible decision of Commissioners Pratt and Coyle to vote to close the Rockingham County Adult Medical Day Care program. This is a much needed program in our county, and I will work hard to have it re-instated. This closing is a terrible disgrace to our county. The people of Rockingham County are better than that. We don’t just slam the door in the face of those that need us most - we assist them.

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  • Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93

    Meredith, NH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw, to whom he was married for 62 years.

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

    Raymond, NH — Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzillo, 58, of Raymond, N.H., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

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  • Thomas Hugh Clinton, 73

    Atkinson, NH — Tom passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Tom was born on October, 30, 1940, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., as the only child to Hugh Clinton and Evelyn (Forcier) Clinton. Tom graduated from Methuen High School in 195

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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