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November 1, 2012

Salem will elect nine to N.H. House

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Dee Lewis

Age: 63

Political party: Democrat

Occupation: Retired human resources manager, employment counselor

Elective office experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: I will serve the citizens of Salem — listening and understanding Salem’s needs and voting and introducing legislation accordingly. I have no hidden social agendas.

John Murphy

Age: 64

Political party: Democrat

Occupation: Labor union representative

Elective office experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: I will defend collective bargaining rights for workers, invest in our children’s future by fully funding public schools, and protect senior citizens right to Medicare.

Michael Murray

Age: 68

Political party: Democrat

Occupation: Guardian ad litem for family courts

Elective office experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: I will support expanded gaming at Rockingham Park, support quality public education and effectively work with my fellow legislators to represent the needs of the people.

Anne Priestley

Age: Refused to disclose

Political party: Republican

Occupation: Retired 32-year town employee

Elective office experience: State representative

What do you plan to do if elected?: I plan to do my best for constituents, keep government out of family decisions, and keep an open mind. I support gambling at Rockingham Park.

Ralph Stein

Age: 82

Political party: Democrat

Occupation: Lawyer

Elective office experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: Correct the excess of the prior Legislature, by among other things, restoring funding to our university system and exploring innovative ways to solve fiscal crisis.

Joseph Sweeney

Age: 18

Political party: Democrat

Occupation: University of New Hampshire student

Elective office experience: None

What do you plan to do if elected?: I plan on being a voice of reason and bring common-sense solutions to the House while voting on legislation that gets the economy growing.

John Sytek

Age: 69

Political party: Republican

Occupation: Salem High School teacher

Elective office experience: State representative, town treasurer

What do you plan to do if elected?: The committee I serve on regulates occupational licensing, which has become excessive and unreasonable. I will work to reduce this burden, which limits competition and drives up consumer costs.

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