New Hampshire's Virtual Town Hall
By John F.J. Sullivan
Monday will see Democrats down on the farm, as Democratic state Senate candidate Lee Nyquist, a New Boston attorney, hosts "Farms, Food and Conversation." The campaign event is organized and sponsored by Sponsored by the Cheshire County Farm Bureau, Cheshire County Conservation District, Hillsborough County Farm Bureau, Hillsborough County Conservation District, and New England Farmers Union. Click here for more information about the meet-and-greet.
On his campaign website, Nyquist says: "We’ve all felt the consequences of the sluggish economy and we’ve all read about the divisiveness in Concord. I believe district 9 voters deserve a citizen legislator who can help steer New Hampshire clear of partisan politics and forge compromise on the key issues facing our state: improving the economy, preserving our personal liberty, and guarding the New Hampshire advantage and way of life."
Nyquist is running for the District 9 Senate seat held by Republican Raymond White.
On Wednesday, another Democratic state Senate hopeful, David Watters, will be on hand at a house party hosted by Duane Kimball in Barrington. Watters, the former head of the Strafford County Democratic Committee is a University of New Hampshire professor of history. The Dover resident is seeking the state Senate District 4 seat now held by Strafford Republican Jim Forsythe, who is not seeking re-election.
Of course, the change in senator won't be the only thing new about District 4: As a result of redistricting, the district now represents Dover, Somersworth, Barrington and Rollinsford, pulling two communities each from the former districts 6 and 21.
"We all know that Barrington, Dover, Rollinsford, and Somersworth are great places to live because people and local government have worked together, not apart," Watters says on his website. "Equality is the granite foundation of who we are in America, even as we struggle to realize the words of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in our own times."