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November 1, 2012

Fourteen vie for 10 open Derry state jobs


Derry News

---- — DERRY — Fourteen candidates square off for 10 slots on the November ballot for District 6 state representative.

The field includes seven GOP incumbents, three Republican newcomers and four Democrats.

Republican candidate David Thompson did not provide a photo.

Robert Fesh

Age: 75

Party: Republican

Occupation: Retired restaurateur

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: State representative, Derry Charter Commission

What do you plan to do if elected?: Serve the people with good common sense, fiscal responsibility, more and better jobs, a quality education, affordable medical care, safety, keep taxes and regulations limited.

Beverly Ferrante

Age: 67

Party: Republican

Occupation: Director of Derry Farmers Market

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: State representative, Derry Town Council

What do you plan to do if elected?: Continue to protect New Hampshire advantage, control state spending, lower taxes on families and small business, support fiscal responsibility and limited government, protect constitutional rights.

Brian Chirichiello

Age: 50

Party: Republican

Occupation: Real estate agent

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: State representative, Derry Town Council

What do you plan to do if elected?: To create jobs, cut taxes, and protect the educational funding for Derry.

Christian Bright

Age: 37

Party: Republican

Occupation: Director, government division for Philips Healthcare

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: To work with both Republicans and Democrats to find ways to generate more revenue for the state without raising taxes; create jobs.

David Thompson

Age: 62

Party: Republican

Occupation: Retired

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: To improve the quality of life for New Hampshire residents especially the elderly and disabled.

James Webb

Age: 54

Party: Republican

Occupation: Instrumentation/electrical technician

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: State representative, Trustee of Trust Funds

What do you plan to do if elected?: Continue work on the state’s budget; attract business, and continue to lower the taxes/fees put in place by the previous Democratic controlled legislators.

Kevin Reichard

Age: 52

Party: Republican

Occupation: Test engineering technician

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: State representative

What do you plan to do if elected?: Reduce taxes and fees, limit the size of government so a free market economy can prosper; defend the rights to life, liberty, property, family values.

Frank Sapareto

Age: 52

Party: Republican

Occupation: Registered investment advisor

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: State representative, Derry Charter Commission

What do you plan to do if elected?: Lower property taxes by fixing inequities for Derry; protect individual rights and freedoms; promote checks and balances in law enforcement to protect taxpayers and individuals.

John O’Connor

Age: 63

Party: Republican

Occupation: Retired director of operations

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: State representative, Derry Charter Commission

What do you plan to do if elected?: Continue to work with partisan business coalition group on reducing tax and regulatory burden on New Hampshire businesses; work with business in matching education outcomes.

David Milz

Age: 63

Party: Republican

Occupation: Retired, airline industry

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Derry Town Council, East Derry fire district commissioner

What do you plan to do if elected?: Put Derry first in all state matters. Approach every problem with “What is the best solution for the state?” How will this better my town?”

Mary Till

Age: 67

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Retired mechanical engineer

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: Vote for Teri Norelli for Speaker, support her agenda to return civility to the House; strengthen the committee process; get New Hampshire back to work.

Elizabeth Burtis

Age: 50

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Manager of a nonprofit workforce development program

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Trustee of Trust Funds

What do you plan to do if elected?: I want to help create an environment in New Hampshire that is business friendly and still cares for our most vulnerable citizens.

Bobby Jones

Age: 45

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Communications supervisor

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: To restore common sense to the State House, bridging the gap across the aisle and doing what’s in the best interest of Derry.

Nick Arancio

Age: 42

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Information technology

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: Making government work, specifically, in the housing market there is a need for justice.