Guest View: Dan Feltes, as governor, will fight for our schools, cities and towns – Opinion – seacoastonline.com | #students | #parents

Investing in New Hampshire’s future means investing in our public schools and investing in working families. As a lifelong educator and public servant, I know the importance of giving students the tools they need to be successful and providing families and communities with every opportunity to succeed. We need a Governor who will fight for better schools and choose to invest in our cities and towns. That is why I am thrilled to endorse Senator Dan Feltes for Governor.

In the NH Senate, Dan worked to create a comprehensive educational system and as one of the budget writers, Dan helped secure the greatest education funding budget in state history which included aid for communities so that every student, regardless of zip code, had an equal opportunity to succeed. Dan also understands that costs are too high for families and has been working to lower costs for families and reduce the burden of our skyrocketing property taxes. Rising property taxes are a barrier to young families and force seniors living on fixed incomes to leave their homes.

Dan understands that our educational system and tax system must reflect our values and support working families and I am confident that with his leadership we will finally make strides to reduce property tax burdens and continue to build off of the education funding budget he fought for. Dan will fight every single day for Granite Staters and that is why I am proud to endorse him for Governor of New Hampshire.

Dana Hilliard has served as the mayor of Somersworth, New Hampshire, since 2014. Prior to his election as mayor, he served five terms in the New Hampshire State House of Representatives from 1993-1997 and 2005-2008, as well as two terms on the Somersworth City Council from 2002-2004 and 2006-2010. He currently resides in Somersworth with his husband Sean, and continues to work in his nineteenth year of education, now as Principal of Somersworth Middle School. The views expressed are those of the writer.


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