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November 15, 2012

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Our people have always believed that we are the ones who know New Hampshire problems, and we are the ones best-suited to find our own New Hampshire solutions. I will be reaching out to representatives who share this belief, and who are not interested in agendas from out-of-town, out-of-state and out-of-sight.

In my years working as an advocate at the Statehouse, I found a number of allies from both sides of the aisle. We were able to find common ground because we had respect for the process, respect for each other, and respect for the voters who asked us to take on the responsibility of public service.

I plan to build on this experience as we address the critical problems facing us as a state.

Establishing health care access for all New Hampshire families is a priority for me, as my family has already been affected by the new law.

I hope that New Hampshire is able to design our own health benefit exchange, and that we can work together to ensure that Granite State citizens, as well as our small businesses, are allowed to have quality, affordable medical care.

I am always focused on continuing to provide quality public education for our children, and ensuring that we keep our state post-secondary institutions affordable for New Hampshire families.

Our schools and universities can help to bring forward cutting edge technologies that will enhance and vitalize our state business community. New technologies bring new jobs, and this is one critical path to building our economic future.

I look forward to working with members of the Legislature on both sides of the aisle, and finding the common-sense solutions that will help Londonderry through the coming years.

I thank you for your support.

Lisa I. Whittemore

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