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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:
Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human rights activist. That's to say, his book America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It was a New York Times bestseller in the United States and a Number One bestseller in Canada; his Christmas single with Jessica Martin reached Number 41 on Amazon.com's bestselling pop chart; and, as for being a leading Canadian human rights activist, he is actively trying to destroy the Canadian "Human Rights" Commission, for reasons he explains in his book Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And The Twilight Of The West. Mark is also a visiting fellow of Hillsdale College; and a popular guest host of America's Number One radio show The Rush Limbaugh Program, and America's Number Two cable show Hannity. In addition, his writing on politics, arts and culture can be read each week throughout the English-speaking world from Canada to New Zealand.
Here are the particulars about the date, time, location, etc of our next BARC meeting:
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2009
Time: Dinner (at your option) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Meeting begins at 6:30 pm
Location: J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room),769 Suncook Valley Rd
(Route 28), Center Barnstead, NH 03225 - (603) 269-8300
The public is invited to attend the BARC meeting as it continues our series of open discussions of issues with key leaders and candidates. The Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee (BARC) will hold their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 9 at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs), 769 Suncook Valley Rd (Rt 28), Center Barnstead - (603) 364-9780. Following our normal format, dinner (at your option) is at 5:30 pm; the meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: TUESDAY, MARCH 9 IS ELECTION DAY IN ALL NH TOWNS. PLEASE PLAN TO VOTE EARLY SO THAT YOU CAN ARRIVE ON TIME AT OUR MEETING.
OTHER AGENDA ITEMS
Also at Tuesday's meeting, in recognition of Women's History Month, the Barnstead-Alton committee will be honoring party female State Representatives: Laurie Boyce, Alida Millham, and Elaine Swinford; Area 5 Vice Chairman Fran Wendelboe, National Committeewoman Phyllis Woods, Register of Probate Karen Brickner, and former state Rep. Janet Allen. Any other Republican women from Alton or Barnstead who have served in elected positions are also invited to attend.
If you've attended in the past, you know that our meetings are informal yet informative. If you've never attended, please feel free to drop in and join us. The 2010 election season is in full swing and we have many fine candidates and Republican leaders who will be joining us each month. In addition to focusing on candidates, we will continue to discuss the hot topics from Washington and Concord, as well as the state and federal constitutions.
BARC meetings tend to be somewhat informal, offering the townspeople of Alton, Barnstead, and surrounding towns an opportunity to talk politics, to hear from the candidates, to see "old" friends, and to make new friends. J.J. Goodwin's restaurant is reasonably priced and offers a casual environment to hear about the Republican Party, to discuss issues and concerns such as the economy, pending legislation, etc., and to hear from your elected officials.
I hope you will join us for an evening of lively and interesting discussion with Gov. Sununu along with honoring our women in office. All Republican and Independent/unaffiliated voters are invited to attend the meeting.
Don't forget to MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW AND JOIN US ON TUESDAY, MARCH 9 !!
For more information, please send an email to Barnstead.Alton.RepubComm@gmail.com or visit our website, www.BARC-NewHampshire.com. And, why not pass this announcement along to your friends and encourage them to attend. Thanks!
Alan Glassman, Co-Chairman, Barnstead-Alton Republican Committee
Senate District 4 Candidate-Hurt- chides Governor on faulty business plan
George HurtLynch, Legislature should rethink plans.
Gov. John Lynch’s recently announced business plans will hinder the business sector in New Hampshire, not help it. We need business to thrive, not to discourage them with new and higher taxes.
Lynch has said he wants to create jobs by tapping the state’s unemployment fund, into which employers pay in the form of unemployment insurance taxes. Currently the taxes employers pay into the fund was recently increased by 71%. In paying this increase in tax, many employers have trimmed their employee payrolls by either not hiring—as with the current climate or laying off employees. Unfortunately, because of the confiscatory tax structure created by the governor, including the current District 4 Senator, Kathleen Sgambati, this band aid approach will hinder rather than help the state’s business climate.
To attract new businesses and keep companies here in New Hampshire the governor should step forward and scuttle the LLC tax quagmire immediately. It is common business sense, to attract new business the state should be reducing taxes and offering tax incentives not increasing taxes. With a 71% increase in unemployment taxes, there clearly is no incentive for employers to hire new workers
Consider the following: If elected as the new Senator to District 4 I would sponsor legislation that would reduce the business profits tax to a palatable 5% and reduce the unemployment tax to the original minimum base prior to the recent 71% increase. I would also suggest we continue to utilize the money the Federal Workforce Investment Act provides to pay for the new training thereby maintaining the mechanism to which the unemployment fund will remain solvent for existing and future unemployment claims for qualified workers.
With a decrease in the unemployment tax to its original base, and the business profits tax set at 5%, it is almost guaranteed that business would invest the savings into hiring new employees, expand their business operations and perhaps offer employee benefits that they would not ordinarily offer due to the increase taxes they would be obligated to pay.
As companion legislation I would offer to eliminate the campsite tax, reduce the rooms and meals tax to 7% and eliminate the new 10% tax on gaming winnings. The campsite tax and the gaming bills were enacted at the late hour of midnight, with no public input. Both bills including the new tax on rooms and meals of 9%, exacerbate the worsening tourist economy by imposing taxes that directly affect our business environment and discourage tourists and the public alike to travel and do business in New Hampshire.
While other border states to NH struggle to keep business because of their confiscatory tax base of Income and Sales taxes, New Hampshire should be promoting a business friendly climate with lower taxes and less regulation. Unfortunately, the governor’s office and the current District 4 Senator feel doing just the opposite will enhance revenue.
Senator Sgambati seems to rationalize that because the budget can not be balance with the current revenue stream of confiscatory taxes she implies “the State faces a revenue problem not a spending problem”. Incidentally, Senator Sgambati approved the 23% increase in budget spending based upon projected revenues and was forewarned by the senate republicans this was poorly planned and will not stand with the current economic conditions of the state.
New Hampshire citizens’ liberties and freedom have been eroded dramatically in the last four years and with the current district 4 Senator in office we surely face perilous times ahead. Fortunately, the district has a candidate who is experienced, trusted, and a business minded conservative. And that individual is George Hurt.
This months meeting will feature a meet and greet campaign event for Rich Ashooh, who is running for the 1st Congressional District Seat to send Carol Shea-Porter into retirement.
This event will start at 5 PM and last until the Belknap County Republican meeting starts at 6:30.
The county meeting will feature Rich and Jim Forsythe and George Hurt, the NH Senate District 4 candidates who are seeking to send Kathy Sgambati back to the private sector, if she can find a job in this economy.
I encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to meet, listen to and ask questions of the three candidates that are working to represent us. The important issues we are facing include the massively expensive healthcare plan working its way through Washington, the economy and job creation; and the massive spending/debt situation going on right now. We also have state senators trying to control hospitals in this state with a potentially dangerous commission.
I feel that it is our responsibility to educate ourselves on all of the issues that affect us so we can make educated and informed decisions on who will best represent us and protect our freedom. Come join us to see what you can do to correct the direction our state and nation are heading in.
Please feel free to contact Greg Knytych, Chairman of the Laconia Republican Committee at 455-0114 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Laconia Republican Committee
5 Parsonage Drive
Laconia, NH 03246