Nov. 1 — To the Editor:

To my friends, neighbors, and all residents in the Town of North Hampton. My name is Jim Maggiore and I am running for state representative for our town.

My wife Melanie and I moved to North Hampton from Exeter in 1997. After many years in medical supply sales, including owning my own business, I became “Mr. Mom” when my oldest daughter, born three months premature, finally arrived home. All three of our children graduated from North Hampton School. Our oldest daughter graduated from Winnacunnet High School and is currently a junior in college. We have two children currently attending Winnacunnet. Years later I sold my company, remained “Mr. Mom” for all of my children, and began what is now a fulfilling life of public service.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve our community in many ways over the years: budget committee, select board, select board representative to the planning board, heritage commission, water commission, and one year on the capital improvements committee. I also serve on the board of the New Hampshire Municipal Association. The NHMA board nominated me to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Inclusion and Diversity. I am also a substitute teacher within the SAU.

If I am lucky enough to earn your vote on Nov. 6, I will have the benefit of taking all of my experience in budgeting, land use, historic preservation, water quality, human rights and much, much more with me to Concord and use it to create effective, meaningful legislation for our town. I will also take all I learn in Concord back with me to the North Hampton select board and apply it to the issues affecting our town.

Win or lose the race for state representative I will continue to serve on the select board and plan to run for re-election to the select board in 2019.

Thank you for all your support and I ask for your vote on Nov. 6.

Jim Maggiore

North Hampton