|Join us at the monthly meeting of the Manchester Republican Committee at 6PM on Thursday, June 27th at MoeJoe’s Family Restaurant, 2175 Candia Road, Manchester.In preparation for the upcoming city elections, the MRC will be hosting our first fundraiser of 2013 to coincide with the June monthly meeting. A suggested donation of $10 is requested of all attendees and proceeds will go toward the Party’s GOTV efforts this November.
If you have not been to a meeting yet this year, please consider attending and bringing along a friend, neighbor or family member.
The next meeting of the Manchester Republican Committee will held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 beginning at 6:00 PM at the NHIOP at St. Anselm College. If you are a Republican who is interested in elected like minded candidates for local, state and federal office, please consider attending so that we can utilize your talents to promote our common values of limited government and economic growth.
The MRC will be holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 18th beginning at 6:00PM. The meeting venue will be at St. Anselm College (NHIOP). All Manchester Republicans are welcome to attend. Pleas join us and bring along a friend or neighbor!
Calling all Republicans!
On March 19 in the city of Manchester, a special election will be held to send a new member of the House of Representatives to the New Hampshire State House. Our candidate is former Rep. Win Hutchinson, a lifelong Republican who will bring common sense to the House and help our Party get closer to majority status.
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP…
The NHGOP will be organizing a door knocking campaign to inform residents about the special election date and why it is important to send Win back to Concord. Our first round of door knocks will be this Saturday, March 2 beginning at 11AM. If you can commit 2-3 hours this Saturday, we are meeting at Hillside Middle School (112 Reservoir Ave, Manchester).
Making calls is the easiest and most effective way to identify voters and advocate for Win. There are two opportunities for you to help us…
Please join the MRC on March 20th at 6PM for our monthly meeting. This month’s meeting venue is the West Wing at the NHIOP of St. Anselm College. Please consider bring a friend or neighbor.
Special Election in Manchester for State House
The Republican candidate for State Representative, WIN HUTCHINSON, needs your help! The tax-and-spend activist Democrat who won this seat fled the state and moved to Florida triggering a special election in the Queen City.
WIN HUTCHINSON, Ward 2 Moderator, family man, fiscal conservative, and former State Representative, is running to reclaim his seat in the House. He is the Republican nominee.
Who is his opponent you may ask? The Democrats have nominated the head of a local union – a man who supports an income tax, a sales tax, and the erosion (if not destruction) of the New Hampshire Advantage and our Live Free or Die spirit!
To defeat the Democrat and his special-interest, union-crony allies, WIN needs to raise $3,000 to fund his campaign. He has already raised commitments totaling almost $1,000. To that end, the Friends of WIN HUTCHINSON are holding a special, one-time-only fundraising event.
We’re calling on all New Hampshire Republicans to help us meet and exceed this goal and put the Grand Old Party back on top. This special election is taking place in a swing district. Every vote will count. Every dollar will count. Help Win win!
Please join WIN and friends:
Next Thursday evening, February 21st 5:30pm-7:00pm The Offices of Aspen Insurance – 40 Stark Street, Manchester Wine, Beer, and Snacks Provided
$25 suggested minimum donation Event Host: $100+
Pay at the door or mail your check to: Friends of Win Hutchinson 386 Orange St, Manchester, NH 03104
rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-647-2395
Joined by special guests: NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn Manchester Republican Chairman Will Infantine Former NHGOP Vice-Chairman and Former MRC Chair Cliff Hurst
Special thanks to these generous hosts: Sean Owen Tammy Simmons & Dan Garthwaite Chris & Sarah Stewart Tyler Deaton & James McClure Hon. Cam Dejong Adeel Tahir Craig Haynie
The next monthly meeting of the MRC will be held on February 13 commencing at 6 p.m. at the NHIOP at St. Anselm College. A bylaws subcommittee report is expected to be presented to members.
Please join us for a fun relaxing evening of dinner and fellowship. We will also be presenting The Bella Duperron Annual Award. This award is given to a Republican each year for their grassroots commitment to the principles and goals of the MRC. Admission is $30, which will cover an extravagant buffet. There will be a cash bar. Space is limited and reservations are required.
155 Dow Street
When: Wednesday, December 19
6 p.m – 10 p.m.
Please RSVP with Jean Esslinger at 647-7166 by Tuesday, December 18th.
The following people were selected as delegates to the state GOP committee at the Manchester Republican Caucus on December 12: Among other things, they will be voting for the next person to head up the New Hampshire GOP
Tom De Blois
Chip Gardner was selected as an alternate.
Congratulations to all!
A former State Representative, I am currently serving in my seventh term as County Commissioner. I am immediate Past President of the New Hampshire Association of Counties, and I serve on the National Association of Counties Board of Directors. During this economic downturn, I would like to continue in these positions and offer a responsible voice statewide for Hillsborough County.
A proven fiscal conservative, I have successfully administered a debt-free 84 million dollar county budget, delivering vital services to over 350,000 constituents with no tax increase to the taxpayer. This has required enormous time, lengthy experience, and the hard work and dedication of County employees and elected officials.
Because of economic conditions, the last two years have been very difficult for Hillsborough County. Many people have made sacrifices. Unfortunately, we’ve been forced to cut back on staff. We’ve managed to fund Meals on Wheels for our seniors, but we must discontinue our community Service Program. Sadly, our Valley Street Jail inmates will no longer be able to work on cleaning and beautifying Manchester’s buildings, streets and highways.
Please vote for me on November 6. My future goals are to provide good health care for our senior citizens, to fund Meals on Wheels, to reinstate the Community Service Program, and to continue to deliver vital County services at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer.
All Manchester Republican incumbents currently running for state rep in this election at least show up for votes. The same can’t be said for some of their opponents.
Out of 289 roll call votes in 2012, four of the current incumbents who are running again missed over half the votes. One of them, Jean Jeudy, missed the votes because of illness, but the rest are simply derelict.
You can’t be represented by a state representative that won’t even show up half the time.
Here’s the list of shame:
Ward 1: Peter Ramsey, D-Manchester–133 votes made–45.9%
Ward 7: Pat Garrity, D-Manchester–91 votes made– 31.4%
Ward 8: Tom Katsiantonis, D-Manchester–69 votes made–ONLY 23.8 %
I’m Roy Shoults, a Candidate for the new Manchester, Floterial Wards 4, 5, 6, and 7. I now ask all voters in those Wards to please vote for me. I promise to do all I can to continue today’s State Budget in its healthy financial condition. The previous Administration, House, and Senate, because of New Hampshire’s two year budget process, left a $900,000,000 shortfall which had to be corrected by State Law requiring a balanced budget by the second year. This meant that the current House and Senate, had to cut back on much of the overspending, taxes, restrictions, and regulations which all were affecting your tax dollars, and hampering New Hampshire’s economy and its job creations.
Now that our fiscal health is back, and our economy is moving up, I want to go to Concord to make sure it continues. When the New Hampshire Legislature helps, not harms, our economy and its job creations, then you, the Taxpayer, get THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR TAX BUCK ! ! !
I am currently a Manchester School Board Member, and, as you and I well know with the current Tax Cap and Multi-Million Dollar shortfall, it is extremely important to get the most out of the tax dollars one has.
I am also a retired Clinical, or Psychiatric, Social worker with a Master’s degree from Syracuse University, an Army Veteran and member of the American Legion, and a current member of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute where I continue to present several courses, including an annual one on Foreign Affairs.
So please vote for me and let me help you get THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR TAX BUCK ! !
- I will work hard to help bring new and good jobs to our state and community.
- I will work to make sure that our hard earned taxpayer money is used efficiently, and I will work to eliminate waste in our State Government.
- I will fight against any form of a State Income Tax.
- I will work to support more local control of the city and schools of Manchester.
- As a former union member, I will vote for legislation that supports your choice to get a job without joining a union or paying for no representation by the union.
Jeff Frost is a long-term volunteer with the Greater Manchester chapter of the American Red Cross and served as its Chairman.
He has personally restored a number of award-winning historic properties in Manchester. After he retired as an airline pilot, Jeff took over and now runs the family business that was established 40 years ago. As a young man, Jeff proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps and in the Navy Reserves.
Jeff is married and has two daughters educated K-12 in Manchester schools.
Our legislature must find the best solution for making our business and capital gains tax more competitive in order to attract employers to The Granite State. Lower business taxes will create a more competitive business environment that will lead to more jobs, revenue, and promote the strong economy we desperately need.
The attendance record of current legislative members in my district is unacceptable and I will change that record if elected.
Veteran’s issues are very important to me and as a former US Army soldier, I promise to advocate and push forward legislation that is revenue neutral to help the veteran community of New Hampshire.
I believe government must protect the liberties of all people, follow the constitution, and promote the pursuit of happiness.I have a proven conservative fiscal record while managing a large work force and I have the ability to work across the aisle to find common ground for the better good.
- US Army Infantry 1989-1992
- US Postal Service 1994-2009
- Bedford NH Police Officer (Part-time) 1995-2005
- High School Teacher (Manchester School District) 2010-2012
- Trinity High School, 1988
- Master of Science, Organizational Leadership (SNHU)
Married since 1992 to a wonderful wife and mother, Nancy. We have two daughters age 16 and 6 with one yellow lab.
Keith Hirschmann is truly West Manchester’s old school conservative in the style of Ronald Reagan. Keith served in the State House from 2004 – 2006, where he voted against all sales and income tax bills and all fee increases. He was a member of the House Republican Alliance.
Keith plans to enroll new bills in 2012 to help the middle class afford to live in our great State, including one for poor and middle class residents to opt out of PSNH’s mandatory collection of dollars from your electric bill to redistribute to others. Keith wants to repeal the room and meals tax increase passed by Democrats in 2010.
Keith Hirschmann has also served as a three-term alderman in Manchester. His leadership wrestled the Civic Center out of committee to its successful passage and construction. Keith then served on the Civic Center Committee which oversaw construction of the Verizon Wireless Arena while bringing it in under budget. The same committee brought the Monarchs Hockey Club to Manchester.
Keith’s roots are in West Manchester where he went to West High School and later went back as an assistant Football Coach from 1998 to 2002. Keith is a business owner , creating SecurityNet Alarm Protection in 1995 which is also based in West Manchester. Keith is a strong family values conservative supporting traditional marriage and life issues.
Keith and Bette Hirschmann have been married 32 years with two grown children.
I believe that taxpayers are far better suited to decide how their money is spent than any government official is. Equally, I think parents are far better suited to make educational decisions for their child. Education does not have a one size fits all solution and our state laws and regulations should reflect that.
Governor Thomson said “low taxes are the result of low spending”. It was true then and is true today. The only way to keep our low-tax advantage is to hold the line on spending. In 2 years, we not only reduced the state budget by 11% and passed a business tax credit scholarship program, we reduced county taxes. I will continue to oppose any sales or income tax and instead focus on reducing unnecessary state and county spending and vote against unnecessary regulations on individuals and businesses.
Those who seek elected office should be committed to the job if elected. Too often, people get elected and don’t bother to attend. I missed only one session day in 2 years. I will continue to work my hardest to do what will best serve Ward 10 residents – whether reducing legislative mandates on health insurance providers making health insurance more affordable, improving the business climate to increase private sector employment, or insuring that parents be informed if their minor daughter is seeking an abortion.
I am committed to preserving and protecting the quality of life that makes NH a unique place to live, work, and raise a family.
Dick Marston, State Representative candidate from Ward 12 puts our NH Advantage – NO State Income or Sales Tax – as a top priority in his campaign. He emphasizes that “adding either of these two (Democratic) taxes will not reduce your other taxes, such as your property tax.” Instead, Dick says, “I’m all about fiscal responsibility for our state government. We need more of a common sense approach to resolving many of the State issues, not simply throwing more of your hard earned money at our problems.”
Voter surveys taken in the Hillsborough County & Statewide show that the #1 issue is “jobs & the economy”. Dick will work with other legislators to add more jobs and to protect our economy.
Dick Marston also ranks education funding as one of the most important issues facing New Hampshire. “This issue can be put to rest only by the legislature and not by State Courts. Education funding should be controlled by our local elected officials such as the School Board Committee and the Mayor and Aldermen. Parents need to be able to work with their local officials. I for one trust parents to make the best decisions for their children.”
Dick has lived on the West Side of Manchester most of his life. He is self-employed and has owned several businesses. He is married with 3 grown children. He served 4 years on active duty with the US Navy, and graduated from New Hampshire College with a degree in business.
Dick Marston has served as Moderator, Selectmen and ballot inspector in Ward 12. In addition, he has been very active in Little League Baseball for over 30 years, serving as the President, Treasurer and Secretary of West and West Side Little League.
Dick’s combination of business and community experience is a great background for a State Rep. Dick promises: “I will endeavor to attend all of my committee meetings and the Legislative body when in session. I promise to learn everything about the issues that come before me. I will make every effort to listen to other people’s ideas, especially those folks in Ward 12. I will always vote for what I believe to be in the best interest of the people of Manchester and the State.”
Please vote for Dick Marston on Tuesday, November 6 between 6 am and 7 pm at Northwest Elementary School.
Enjoy a fun break from the high-intensity campaigns with the Manchester Republicans on October 17 at Milly’s. Come join us between 6 pm and 7:30 pm for a beer and burger (or any combination of items from Milly’s substantial food and beverage list). We have lots of people running for office, and with the campaign season reaching a peak, there will be plenty of stories.
Milly’s is located at 500 Commercial Street, just north of the Bridge St. bridge.
Due to the incredible generosity of Peter and Christine Telge, we will be holding our monthly meeting at Milly’s in the back room.
Milly’s has many good beers, ranging for IPAs and Red Tail Ale to their October special, Pumpkin Ale. (Yum!) They also have a “Blues Burger” which is scrumptiously satisfying. Milly’s has a large selection of beverages–especially their microbrews–and food. Please consider bringing someone along and make a dinner of it! And help support a business that supports the MRC.
The Manchester Republican Committee has endorsed the following candidates in the 2012 general election:
|Office||Candidate||District (where applicable)|
|Executive Councilor||Robert Burns||Hillsborough 4|
|Representative in Congress||Frank C. Guinta||Congressional District 1|
|County Attorney||Dennis Hogan|
|County Commissioner||Toni Pappas||Hillsborough District 1|
|County Treasurer||David G. Fredette|
|Register of Deeds||Pamela D. Coughlin|
|Register of Probate||Joseph Levasseur|
|Sheriff||James A. Hardy|
|State Senate||David Boutin||Merrimack 16|
|State Senate||J. Gail Barry||Hillsborough 18|
|State Senate||Phil Greazzo||Hillsborough 20|
|State Representative||Omer F. Beaudoin||Manchester Ward 1|
|State Representative||Joseph Lachance||Manchester Ward 1|
|State Representative||Mike Ball||Manchester Ward 2|
|State Representative||Win Hutchison||Manchester Ward 2|
|State Representative||John J. Callahan III||Manchester Ward 4|
|State Representative||Thomas Martin||Manchester Ward 4|
|State Representative||Daniel Garthwaite||Manchester Ward 5|
|State Representative||Larry G. Gagne||Manchester Ward 6|
|State Representative||William Infantine||Manchester Ward 6|
|State Representative||Brian D. Cole||Manchester Ward 7|
|State Representative||Ross Terrio||Manchester Ward 7|
|State Representative||Mark L. Proulx||Manchester Ward 8|
|State Representative||Steve Vaillancourt||Manchester Ward 8|
|State Representative||Robert E. Barry||Manchester Ward 9|
|State Representative||Timothy R. Sawyer||Manchester Ward 9|
|State Representative||Irene M. Messier||Manchester Ward 10|
|State Representative||Tammy Simmons||Manchester Ward 10|
|State Representative||Joshua Holmes||Manchester Ward 11|
|State Representative||Emily Sandblade||Manchester Ward 11|
|State Representative||Carlos Gonzalez||Manchester Ward 12|
|State Representative||Dick Marston||Manchester Ward 12|
|State Representative||Jeff Frost||Manchester Wards 1-2-3|
|State Representative||Chuck Thibault||Manchester Wards 1-2-3|
|State Representative||Roy Shoults||Manchester Wards 4-5-6-7|
|State Representative||Kathleen F. Souza||Manchester Wards 4-5-6-7|
|State Representative||Tim Prescott||Manchester Wards 4-5-6-7|
|State Representative||George Lambert||Manchester Wards 8-9 (+Litchfield)|
|State Representative||Andre Martel||Manchester Wards 8-9 (+Litchfield)|
|State Representative||Keith Hirschmann||Manchester Wards 10-11-12|
|State Representative||Matthew J. Swank||Manchester Wards 10-11-12|
|Alderman||Emily Sandblade||Manchester Ward 11|
When: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Moe Joe’s Family Restaurant, 2175 Candia Rd, Manchester, New Hampshire 03109