Special Election in October

With the resignation in May of Rep. Sean Morrison, Epping voters are being asked to choose his replacement in a Special Election on October 8th. Former Rep. Michael Vose issued the following statement about this election:

“My heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to vote in the Primary on August 20th. I sincerely appreciated the outpouring of support. Now, I ask for your vote in the General special election on October 8th.

“I am running in this election to tackle some big issues, including:

  • Reducing business taxes
  • Working against broad-based taxes, including a carbon tax
  • Eliminating the interest & dividends tax
  • Eliminating regulation, especially on small business
  • Protecting the sanctity of business hiring practices
  • Reducing electricity costs
  • Protecting our water supply
  • Protecting individual freedoms
  • Keeping government as small as possible
  • Safeguarding 2nd Amendment rights
  • Promoting choice in education
  • Using education funds more efficiently
  • Preserving voting integrity
  • Protecting the genuinely vulnerable

“I served as one of Epping’s State Representatives from 2014-2018, and became a member of the House Republican leadership team in 2016 when Speaker Shawn Jasper appointed me to be an Assistant Majority Leader. I served on the Science, Technology, and Energy committee for four years and devoted many long hours to understanding our state’s complex energy economy.

“I never forgot about the Epping citizens who sent me to Concord. I helped a local business that wanted to build a biofuel plant by filing a bill to permit such a use, not allowed under the law in effect at the time. Earlier, I had helped promote legislation that allowed that same business to sell some of its wood derived from clean construction/demolition debris to a waste-to-energy plant near Concord.

“On behalf of the Epping Selectmen, I filed a bill to allow funds accumulated in an ambulance revolving fund to be rebranded to include fire services. This change let the Epping Fire Department acquire another fire truck at no cost to taxpayers.

“The Epping Planning Board found itself wrestling with the problem of unused zoning variances and special exceptions. Some of these unused authorizations were 25 years old. A lot can change in 25 years, and the Board needed a way to make sure it got to review the use of an old permit. I filed a bill that the Board used this past March to implement a new zoning ordinance to equitably retire those older variances/exceptions.

“I filed energy bills designed to make our electricity markets more transparent and accountable. Governor Sununu came to Epping twice to sign some of these bills into law. These new laws will be tools in the ongoing effort to provide relief to energy ratepayers.

“I ask for your vote because I have proven that I can get the job done. I live by a set of basic principles that revolve around personal responsibility, the natural rights of every citizen, and frugality. I understand the imperative that government should serve its citizens, and ensure equal opportunities, not outcomes, for everyone.

“Please come to the Epping Middle School gym to vote between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on October 8th. I pledge to work hard for you, and I appreciate your support.”