Announcements: December 2009 Archives
On Wednesday, December 16, the New Hampshire Senate Republicans will host Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at a Concord fundraiser designed to raise money to help elect Republicans to the Senate. Governor Pawlenty has an impressive resume and is considering running for the 2012 Republican Nomination for President.
Why is this event important and why should you donate to this effort?
In the past two sessions of the Legislature, Democrats have increased overall state spending by over $2 billion or nearly 23%. In order to pay for this spending blitz, Democrats have raised in the last budget alone 38 fees or taxes -- including tax hikes on businesses, tourism, camping, and car registrations. They have also passed costs onto cities and towns raising everyone's property taxes. All of this at a time when over 50,000 New Hampshire men and women are out of work and our state is in the grip of a persistent recession.
The next budget that will be considered in 2011 will be even more problematic. Experts estimate that New Hampshire faces a $600 million deficit when federal stimulus dollars disappear -- which can only mean one thing -- the very real possibility of an income or sales tax or both.
These policies will drive up costs for hard working New Hampshire families and small businesses and drive jobs and businesses out of our State.
Returning Republicans to the Majority in the New Hampshire Senate can and will change the tax and spend climate we face in Concord.
If you agree with me that there needs to be change in Concord, I hope you will consider attending or contributing to Senate Republican's efforts to win back the majority and change the course of our State. Your help is absolutely essential to those efforts.
All of the pertinent details are below. You can contribute on line at www.nhrsmc.com or mail a check to Republican Senate Majority Committee, PO Box 3681, Concord New Hampshire 03302
Thank You For Your Consideration.
My Sincere Best Wishes For A Wonderful Christmas Season,
The Republican Senate Majority Committee
invites you to a reception with
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty
General Reception: 5:30PM - $50 per person
Private Reception: 4:30PM - $500 per person
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Grappone Center
70 Constitution Ave.
Senator Jack Barnes
Senator Jeb Bradley
Senator Peter Bragdon
Senator Sharon Carson
Senator Michael Downing
Senator John Gallus
Senator Bob Letourneau
Senator Bob Odell
Senator Sheila Roberge
Contributions may be sent to:
Republican Senate Majority Committee
PO Box 3681
Concord, NH 03302
Please also know that we not have a meeting in January
Date: 12/09/09 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30pm Buffet Dinner ($14)
Place: Shanghai Restaurant
331 South Main Street
(see map below)
Senator Peter Bragdon
Senate District 11
(Amherst, Greenville, Jaffrey, Milford, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon, Temple and Wilton)
He was elected to the New Hampshire Senate in 2004, having previously served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002, and was chosen to serve as Republican Leader in 2008.
In addition to his responsibilities in the Senate, Bragdon is active in local government, serving as a member of the Milford School Board since 1997. He currently holds the position of school board chairman, a post to which his fellow board members have elected him 10 of his 12 years on the board. On the school board he is respected for his ability to bring members with diverse viewpoints together to solve major issues.
Bragdon is owner and publisher of The Milford Observer, a bi-weekly newspaper with a circulation of 7,200 (www.MilfordObserver.com), serving the Milford area. He was formerly the president of ACHIEVE! Technology, an Amherst software company helping companies comply with safety and environmental regulations from the EPA and OSHA, where he led the company to a position on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in America. Bragdon also taught high school math for a number of years.
Senator Bragdon was raised in Amherst, part of the fourth generation of his family to work the former Bragdon Farm on Route 101, land now preserved for conservation and recreation. He attended public schools in Amherst and Milford before entering the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he earned a BS degree in computer science, with a math minor.
Map to the Shang-hai restaurant: