It has been an honor to serve you and our amazing community.
I’ve had the chance to thank many of you in person for your support over the years, but due to the pandemic there are too many of you I have not had the opportunity to see or speak with directly. I wanted to let you know that I did not run for re-election for State Representative this fall. It has been my privilege and honor to serve as your Representative and I could not have done the job without you.
I am grateful for each and every one of you — whether you posted a yard sign for me, spoke to your neighbors, financially supported my campaign, cast your vote for me and/or simply shared your story and priorities with me. You helped me to better serve our community of Milford and our state, and I am so very thankful.
When I decided to run to represent our great town four years ago, I heard from so many of you about your concerns for the health and welfare of our community, the soaring, unmanageable property taxes, and the decrease in funding for our schools and town services, among other concerns. I worked hard with my colleagues in Concord to address your concerns and am proud of the progress we have made on your behalf.
We’ve made significant progress in the areas of healthcare, mental health coverage and essential services, public school funding, support for small businesses, civil rights..the list goes on! Our property tax rate decreased for the first time in a decade this past year. (Milford’s property tax rate decreased from $29.23 to $25.97). This was mainly due to the legislature ensuring state spending priorities aligned with NH citizen priorities! Milford received $2.5 million (over the two year state budget cycle) in state municipal aid and school aid; hence, providing much needed relief to local property taxpayers.
And although I will not be serving as State Representative in Concord in the near future, I will continue to serve our community and advocate on our behalf. My friend and colleague, Nancy Amato, and I have recently launched the non-profit, Milford Thrives. Milford Thrive
s envisions Milford to be a place where all young children grow up in a nurturing, supportive environment; all community members are healthy and feel connected; and citizens are aware of how to protect our local environment. Thrives will collaborate with community partners and focus on building a healthy, resilient, connected community.
I look forward to continuing to work with so many of you and am thankful for your friendship.
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