EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 5, 2014

Letter: Bettencourt will rein in runaway spending

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — To the editor:

I am writing in support of Shannon Bettencourt for Budget Committee in Salem.

Shannon has served in various positions over the years, including roles in the New Hampshire Legislature, United States Senate and in the private sector.

Shannon is honest and forthright but equally respects others’ opinions. She is magnificent at working cooperatively, is a great mediator and has no hidden agendas or axes to grind. What you see is what you get.

Although I’ve only known Shannon well for a few years, I know that she will be a breath of fresh air and a constructive member of our finances. She will also be a tough fiscal conservative who will bring an end to runaway spending. While we all want the best schools for our children and the best care for our seniors, the constant tax increases are hammering taxpayers. It’s time to restore a balance between taxes and spending.

I feel that I know Salem, its citizens and its needs pretty well and believe that you could not find a better qualified candidate to serve on the Budget Committee.

I recommend Shannon Bettencourt for this position without any hesitation or reservation whatsoever. Please vote on March 11 to bring current and future spending back on a sustainable trajectory by voting for Shannon Bettencourt.

Barbara Bishop Cardoza

Salem, N.H.