In a little less than two months, on September the 8th, we will be making our way to the polls to vote in the New Hampshire state primary. When you look at your ballot under State Representative for Hillsborough District 10 you are going to see the name Ron Shaw (Hi, that is me). You will also see a few other names on the ballot; we are all looking for the opportunity to serve our community and our state and make it the best place to live, learn, work, and raise a family in.
So now the question needs to be answered, “Ron, why should I consider voting for you?”
Well I am glad you asked.
New Hampshire is my home and I want to make sure my home is a good place to live for all those that choose to reside here. Now, I have not spent my entire life here—I spent a number of years living in different cities to further my career path. However, no matter how far away I lived, New Hampshire was always home. When the opportunity came to finally move back a few years ago I did so without hesitation.
I don’t know about you, but I am concerned at the slow rate our state is moving forward and, in some cases, not moving at all. We need to have leaders in Concord who are going to fight for legislation that ensures New Hampshire is a great place for all of us to live. But how do we get there?
We need to lead the nation in ensuring all of our residents are provided the same basic human rights and opportunities regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or creed. Furthermore, we need to ensure those who have been the victims of several centuries of injustices are pulled up to an equitable and level ground where the rest have already been standing and playing on.
We need to continue the work the current House has been doing and further the availability and affordability of healthcare. Access to affordable medical care is a right; it is far past time that we stop listening to the naysayers on this issue. We must get to work on legislation and ensure a family is never in the position to have to decide between a roof over their head or getting needed medical treatment or medications.
We need to start looking at the present and preparing for the future. If there is anything that we have learned from the COVID-19 epidemic it is how fragile many of the elements in our infrastructure are. The question now is do we sit and stare at it, maybe throw a few bandages on it and hope it holds, or do we roll up our sleeves and get to work on rethinking the weak spots to make them stronger for the future?
I will tell you where I stand. I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work. I have no false images that this work is going to be easy or that it will be accomplished with a single vote. The work ahead is going to be hard but I will tell you it will be worth it to see the changes we can bring to New Hampshire and when we say First in the Nation it will be more than just about our primary, it will be about showing the rest of the country the right path forward.
These are just a few of the issues that I will be fighting for. An introduction letter does not allow for specifics, but I would be more than happy to discuss further details with you.
I again appreciate the time that you have taken out of your life to read through this and I hope that when you go to the polls on September 8th you will consider voting for me to serve as your State Representative.
I hope you have a great remainder of your summer and I look forward to hearing from you!
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