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Time: 5:30pm Buffet Dinner ($14)
Place: Shanghai Restaurant
331 South Main Street
(see map below)
Candidate for NH Senate District 2
- CEO, FESI, an environmental technology company in Meredith
- Former Executive Director of the Greater Meredith Program, an award-winning NH Main Street program that oversaw community economic development and revitalization
- Former Town Administrator, Tuftonboro
- Former Executive Director for the Governor’s Initiatives Program for Excellence in Education for Governor John H. Sununu
- Former legislative aid to Governor Sununu
- B.A. Cum Laude, Political Science, UNH
- MBA, Whittemore School of Business & Economics
- Certification in Economic Development, NH Economic
- Actively involved in multiple non-profit boards including VP of the Franklin Business & Industrial Development Corporation, Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, and the Winnipesaukee Playhouse
Candidate for NH Congressional District 1
Frank Guinta is the former Mayor of New Hampshire's largest city, Manchester. First elected in 2005, Frank has spent the past two terms working to deliver on his campaign promises by reducing violent crime and giving citizens the first tax cut in a decade.
Frank has a strong history of public service prior to becoming Mayor, serving two terms as an Alderman and two terms as a State Representative from Manchester.
Keeping his promise to increase police complement, Manchester has seen a 10% increase of officers on the streets and the implementation of the Compstat crime statistic program in the Manchester Police Department. Modeled after former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s successful program, this multilayered approach to crime reduction showed immediate results. During his tenure, Manchester has seen a 15% drop in violent crime.
One of the greatest struggles for families and businesses alike is the tax burden. Frank has proposed three tax cuts, worked for zero based budgeting, cut capital spending and proposed fiscally sound consolidations. He believes in difficult economic times it is imperative that government reduces--not increases--the burden on residents.
Frank, and Manchester under his leadership, has been recognized for many accomplishments during his tenure including: implementation of a comprehensive Student Information System (SIS) to present real-time data on the more than 16,000 Manchester School District students; the Rimmon Heights Neighborhood Initiative, which is a public-private-nonprofit neighborhood revitalization program; The West Side Neighborhood Health Center which includes a Pregnancy Care Center, Child and Adolescent Clinic, and Primary and Mental Health Care; and the facility expansion of five colleges in Manchester.
Frank holds a Bachelors Degree from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and a Masters Degree in Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH.
Candidate for NH Senate District 2
My husband Matt and I have lived in New Hampton since 1978.
While in the New Hampshire House, I sponsored legislation to require replacement cost of a business when taken by eminent domain, to promote competition and reduce over regulation in health care, and to advance the use of medical savings accounts for government employees. Lower spending, less government and tax reform is the way to keep taxes low. When I served on the education funding committee of the Finance Committee, I fought to stop the unfairness of “DONOR TOWNS” in the state wide education tax. We need a constitutional amendment that would enable the state to send additional funds to communities based on need without the shackles of a statewide property tax.
The voters of my district have elected me to serve fourteen years in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In 2005, The Speaker of the House selected me to be the Deputy Majority Leader on his leadership team. I serve on the Finance Committee where I am a member of the division responsible for health care funding. In 1995 Governor Merrill appointed me to serve for five years in the executive branch of the state government as a Commissioner on the State Board of Pharmacy representing the interest of the public.
HONORS AND AWARDS
The New Hampshire Business Council Award as appreciation of my support to the NH business community during the 2004 legislative session
Three times the New Hampshire Health Care Association named me their legislator of the year in appreciation of my support of health care issues, especially the long term care needs of our senior citizens. I helped create the “nursing home assessment” program which brings in an additional fifty million dollars a year for the support of our county nursing home Medicaid beds.
In 2005, a Blue Ribbon Legislator by Cornerstone for my support of family values.
In 2006, the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness "Legislator of the Year" Award.
The NH Association of Counties named me their legislator of the year in 2007.
Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia
Florida Junior College, AA Criminal Justice Jacksonville, Florida
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida
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