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November 8, 2012

My Opinion: November 8, 2012

RAYMOND - With the elections over, having a new District 17 State Senator elect, our very popular District 17 State Senator Jack Barnes is about to officially retire from state office. I personally want to say a great big “Thank You, Jack!” for your many years serving the State, our District 17, and our town of Raymond.

So many times since I have been at the State House these last six years, someone would ask me, “Could you tell me where Sen. Barnes’s office is”, and I would tell them how to get there. No one every asked Jack for help without getting it. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten in Concord and around the state. He worked hard for all the towns in District 17, our veterans, businesses, and anyone that needed assistance.

Sen. Barnes has also been very active in Raymond, serving several terms as a Selectmen, and active with other town committees.

Jack was one of the founders of the current “Raymond 4th of July Committee” and has always been a great asset to it. When the committee learned that Jack was not re-running for the Senate, the committee, fully supported by the Selectmen, tried to get Jack to be the “Parade Marshall”. But humble Jack refused to the point he went on vacation so not to be here.

I wish you well Jack. You must be driving your lovely wife Fran nuts, now that you’re home with nothing to do.

Again, “Thank You, Jack, for all your public service. God bless you and Fran!”

 

(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at l.mikekappler@comcast.net)

 

 

 

 

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