Thanks from your new senator 

To the editor:

I want to thank the voters of Derry, Hampstead, and Windham for your incredible support for my campaign for state Senate. 

I want to also thank all my volunteers who worked tirelessly to get me through this election. It is because of all the hard work and your votes, that I am proud to be the next state senator from District 19.

I will remember the commitments I have made to you, the citizens of the District 19 will not be forgotten. I will continue to attend town events and governmental meetings on a regular basis to make sure I understand the concerns of your town. 

I will also continue my fight for fiscal responsibility and creating a favorable job environment so workers and small-business owners can thrive together.

As a new senator, I want to hear from you. Please feel free to email me at or call me at 548-7118 with any questions or concerns.

Thank you very much.

Regina Birdsell


Thanks and please stay engaged

To the editor:

The 2014 election was a terrific experience, and I wish to thank the many people who have made it memorable and positive for me.

For all of you who voted for me, I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation. Your support was remarkable, and I am humbled and honored that you placed your trust and confidence in me.

The house parties were an invaluable opportunity for me, to share what was ongoing at the Statehouse and to hear the informed concerns of an engaged neighborhood.

I extend appreciation to my special guest at those events, Executive Councilor Chris Pappas, whose insight and information regarding this critical executive body were invaluable.

Many thanks to Speaker of the N.H. House of Representatives, Terie Norelli, for coming to discuss issues in depth with folks gathered at my house.

My chair on the N.H. House Committee on Environment & Agriculture, Tara Sad, was kind to schedule a visit to the Coca Cola Plant and allow our committee to meet one of Londonderry’s fine farmers, as we lunched at Mack’s Apples before heading back to work in Concord.

Liz Wester of the Committee to Elect House Democrats kept a close eye on my efforts, and ensured that my actions were focused and on target.

Tammy Siekmann and Mary Tetreau held an event for the campaign in April, and kicked off the fundraising efforts just out of town.

To those Londonderry voters who spoke out in favor of my re-election in the town paper, thank you for your advocacy. It meant a great deal to have your support, and to read it in the paper as the election ground through the weeks toward Nov. 4.

For those who believed in my campaign to bring a fair and balanced voice to the Londonderry delegation and offered their financial support, thank you. From the literature for door-to-door, to the printing costs for lawn signs, the extended ad campaign in our local paper, and the postcard mailing, your support made it all possible.

To the crew at LACTV, who eased me into my local TV interview, I thank you for your kindness and professionalism. Special appreciation goes to Don Jorgensen, host of "Issues and Candidates," and Jerry Conner for their support.

This was a remarkable effort and one of which we can all be proud. Without loyalty to each other and to our principles, we are lost.

We have much to do before the next major election cycle, and I hope that we all stay connected and engaged in the critical effort to bring a voice to the people in our town who do not feel represented by a single party delegation.

Thank you, everyone. We have much to be grateful for in what lies behind and much work to do to achieve our goals moving forward.

Lisa I. Whittemore

State Representative, Rockingham District 5


Grateful for support at the polls

To the editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support in electing me to the N.H. House of Representatives. 

This is something that I have wanted to do for many years, but wasn’t able to until I recently retired from my teaching job. It is an honor that the voters of Derry had enough confidence in my abilities to elect me to this important position. I will work hard for the people of Derry and keep their best interest in mind while working as a state representative.

Special thanks go out to all the residents who took time from their busy day to talk to me about their concerns while I was campaigning. It’s not always easy to open your door to a stranger and listen to his speech about who he is and what he wants to do. 

I listened to all of you and if you have any more comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Lastly, I look forward to working with my new colleagues in Concord and hope we all have a bright and healthy future for New Hampshire.

Thomas Cardon


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