Age (as of Election Day)
Paul and I have been married for 41 years; we have six children and ten grandchildren
Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?
B.A., College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale, N.Y.
Software engineer – 4 years; raising six children – 30 years; education activist – 30 years; chair NH Families for Education – 10 years.
Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office
Nashua Board of Education – 4 years
Why are you seeking elective office?
To protect rights of parents to direct the education of their children whether in public, private, or home schooling.
The single most pressing issue facing our (board, district, etc.) is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.
Supporting and restoring education opportunities for our children is the single most pressing issue.
What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?
I will protect:
– education in public schools for our children, and oppose experimental programs that offer less instructional opportunities.
– public safety and our law enforcement, and oppose those who create false narratives of persistent police abuse and racism.
– support reasonable state taxation, and oppose high taxation policies that will devastate small businesses and families who are already struggling under Covid restrictions.
– free speech, families and religious communities as the foundation of our society, and oppose those who are intent upon tearing them down and replacing them with socialist alternatives, which would result in lost individual rights and opportunities in our lives and careers.
If you are a challenger, in what way has the current board or officeholder failed the community (or district or constituency)
My opponents have failed by supporting radical partisan policies. They have supported radical social agendas and tax legislation, including an income tax. They ignore the common people in their ideological pursuit of banning of plastic bags and straws, and even outlawing wood-burning stoves.
We need representatives who can find common sense solutions and avoid radical legislation intended to transform society into something most Nashua voters do not want.
Describe the other issues that define your campaign platform
Ensuring educational opportunities for our children; protecting families; promoting public safety; promoting liberty, including the freedom to choose your religion and your political beliefs. Protecting members of all groups in our society from discrimination without allowing any group to discriminate against others.
What accomplishments in your past would you cite as evidence you can handle this job?
I have written bills that were signed into law which protect homeschooling and help public school parents. Each child’s needs are unique. Parents are the best advocates for their child. Our laws must respect parents and protect families.
The best advice ever shared with me was …
Freedom must be cherished, or it will be quickly lost.
What else would you like voters to know about yourself and your positions?
I will protect individual rights and uphold the law against all odds, as I have done while serving on the school board.
This article originally appeared on the Nashua Patch