Belknap County Races: March 2010 Archives
Time: 5:30pm Buffet Dinner ($14)
Place: Shanghai Restaurant
331 South Main Street
(see map below)
Candidate for Congress (CD-1)
George Hurt, candidate for the Republican nomination for NH Senate in District 4
George is the founder of Hurt and Forbes Insurance Agency of Laconia, a multi-line agency well known throughout the state. After successfully operating the agency for over 30 years he sold the agency in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he formed a risk management company known as Forbes Risk Management...George was raised in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, one of three children. Together, his Father and Mother taught George and his siblings the meaning of hard work and the strong commitment to family. His family is of Irish Scottish, English and German descent with his grandparents immigrating to America.
George graduated from Laconia High School with a strong commitment to health and fitness as he excelled in sports...He has a BS degree in Business Management. Recently, he earned his Masters of Science degree in Law from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. He also has an Executive Fellowship certificate in Health Law conferred by the Williamson Institute of Health and the Virginia Commonwealth University.
George served in the Naval Reserves throughout his undergraduate years.
George is no stranger to politics having worked in several gubernatorial campaigns. He was appointed to various state boards by several Governors and Executive Council members. Those boards included the State Board of Education, the Postsecondary Education Commission, the Education Commission of the States, the Water Supply Pollution Control Commission and in 2000 he was appointed to the Judicial Conduct Commission.
In 1994-1998, he represented the Town of Gilford in the N.H. House of Representatives and while a representative served on the Commerce Committee. His experience in the insurance field earned him the position as a liaison for the committee with the N.H. insurance department. Much of his work in this capacity involved coordination of sub committee hearings on insurance regulation and policy.
George’s work in the past with the local Lions club, the world’s largest service organization, reflects his strong feelings about assisting those in need and to that end, his desire to make a difference within state government drives his ambition to make a difference.
George’s keen sense of the functioning of business within the maze of state government regulations drives his desire to seek reform and improve efficiency in state government. The fiscal restraints, under which the state government is working, especially with regard for the elderly and handicap, should be scrutinized so that funding for those just causes not be diminished nor impaired with more fiscal policy edicts. George feels his business background, prior legislative experience, and his inside knowledge of how our state boards function, will be pivotal in making a difference in this critical time of our economy. George supports lower and less taxes, more transparency in our state government, and less regulation. He is also opposed to any effort to remove our Constitutional “right to keep and bear arms".
Map to the Shang-hai restaurant: