Aug. 10 -- To the Editor:

Iím voting for Chris Pappas in the Sept. 11 Democratic primary and I think you should too. He has served as a State Representative and an Executive Councilor. As a Representative, Chris earned a 100% pro-choice voting record. On the Executive Council, he helped expand Medicaid coverage to more than 50,000 Granite Staters. And, in all of his elected positions, Chris has reached across the aisle to deliver results.

In Washington, Chris will fight hard to protect the Affordable Care Act from those who would repeal it outright, and he will support legislation which allows individuals and businesses to opt into the Medicare system.

Creating an economy that works for everyone is one of Chrisís top priorities. As a member of Congress, he will advocate for increasing the federal minimum wage and support a system of paid family leave.

Chris will also work to protect our environment. He knows that New Hampshireís economy is rooted in our natural surroundings and that Climate Change is real. Chris believes we should incentivize the use of clean energy through means such as tax breaks.

Chris brings 15 years of public service experience to the table. He is a proven progressive who gets things done, and, as a member of Congress, he will work hard every day for the people of New Hampshire -- just as he always has.

Barbara J DeStefano

Portsmouth