I congratulate Bruce Hodgdon on his win of the NH House seat to represent Rockingham District 1. He will join a House returned to a Democratic majority. I wish him the very best.
Thank you so much to all the Northwood residents who voted for me, the ones I have known for years as I got involved in serving this town, the ones I met while out knocking on doors, and especially that special group of people who helped me on my campaign and the campaigns of many other Democrats over the past decade. Our work has paid off in so many ways this year, with the election of Annie Kuster as our Congresswoman, Maggie Hassan as our Governor, Chris Pappas as our Executive Councilor, and Barack Obama as our President for another 4 years.
While we are no longer in Congressional District NH-01, I was especially delighted by the win by Carol Shea-Porter. Her return to the US House will be a great improvement in the quality of our representation. And what can we say about our all-woman delegation to Congress and in the corner office at the State House? Women spoke up in rallies and at the ballot box, saying, “We will not go backward!”
There is lots of work to be done. I already have ideas of what to do next, there are issues that matter enormously to me, and groups of concerned citizens I can join. Climate change and campaign finance reform come to mind immediately. It will be my pleasure to share all the ideas and suggestions for legislation that we develop with my state representative, because we learned in the past two years that NH does much better when the legislation comes from inside rather than outside the state.