Pappas for Executive Council

Who am I?

I am a proud product of Manchester public schools and graduated from Harvard with a degree in government in 2002. I returned to Manchester after college to help make a difference in the community that gave me so many opportunities. I served in both state and county government, winning two terms in the New Hampshire House and two terms as Hillsborough County Treasurer. I fought for a responsible state budget as a member of the House Finance Committee and returned nearly $5 million dollars to Hillsborough County taxpayers by making smart investments with county funds as treasurer. I also have participated on the boards of community organizations including Southern New Hampshire Services and the Manchester Historic Association. Greater Manchester has a bright future, and Im committed to being a part of it.

As a co-owner, I have helped run my familys restaurant business. For 95 years, the Puritan Backroom has been a Manchester landmark, and I am proud to be able to carry on that tradition. The business community in southern New Hampshire is vibrant and dynamic, and as a small business owner with 230 employees I understand the challenges that companies face every day. I also know the stress that working families are under in this economy. Businesses and voters alike are looking to Concord for practical solutions and not the recent pattern of political posturing.

Why am I running?

I am running for the Executive Council in District 4 because our elected leaders arent representing our communities best interests. The debate in Concord the past two years was dominated by an ideological agenda that most Granite Staters do not support. The Executive Council chose to block funding for critical health services to thousands of New Hampshire families and pull the plug on developing plans for passenger rail. Those votes are indefensible and hurt the health and economic well being of our state.

My Goals

My overarching goal is to help grow the New Hampshire economy and create jobs for Granite Staters. We need to support projects that will make our community a more dynamic place to live and work, and I'll work tirelessly to move our state forward.

Second, I believe we need to return a sense of balance to state government. The current crop of politicians in Concord are more concerned in playing politics than doing the people's business. We deserve leaders who are looking out for the best interests of our communities, not just positioning themselves for the next election. As a member of the Executive Council, my goal will be to put the people's business back at the top of the agenda.

My DFA Values

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My Campaign is People Powered!

Our campaign has executed more than a dozen house parties around the district, and we have participated in numerous community events such as Old Home Days, local Democratic Committee events, and ice cream socials.

We have also built an impressive network of grassroots support that includes active supporters in all 19 communities in District 4. More than 600 supporters are currently displaying lawn signs. We have placed more than 50 4x4 signs at homes and businesses around the district. On Primary Day, we had 68 volunteers working the polls to show support for the campaign.

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About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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