Representative Bob Wheeler, Candidate for StateSenate, District 20, today reaffirmed his dedication to preventing crime in Goffstown and Manchester.
“Let no person be mistaken, the fine men and women of the Manchester Police Department have done outstanding work in fighting crime and taking back our streets,” Wheeler said. “Unfortunately, early Monday morning, we were reminded in the most heinous of ways that the job is not complete. My deepest of sympathies go out to Officer Michael Briggs’ family, friends and colleagues. They should be proud of Officer Briggs, for he was a true hero in every sense of the word. Our community will never be the same.”
“Over the past year, Mayor Guinta has displayed his understanding that preventing crime is a task that requires a great deal of resources and has found success through building a coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement,” Wheeler added. “As State Senator, I pledge to fight in Concordto secure whatever resources Manchester and Goffstown need to keep our neighborhoods safe."
In late August and September, Manchester enjoyed success in curbing the escalation of violent crime in the city’s west side and downtown by deploying high intensity/high visibility patrols in “hotspots.” This program was made possible via key resources provided to the City by the State and Federal Government through “Operation Streetsweeper” funds. In Bob Wheeler, officials in Manchester and Goffstown will have a key advocate working on their behalf to secure future resources for projects that will make a real difference.
“I pledge to work with local officials in Manchester and Goffstown to understand what they require of the State to ensure the public safety,” Wheeler added. “I will then fight in Concord to bring the appropriate resources back to them.”
As a State Representative and one of the State’s budget writers, Bob Wheeler was responsible for adding fourteen new State Police Troopers to their compliment while keeping the budget balanced. Real action in crime prevention like this is what sets Bob Wheeler apart from his opponent.
“I don’t believe in lip service. The safety of our neighborhoods is a top priority of mine. It has been and always will be,” Wheeler concluded.
Bob Wheeler is a small business owner who has dedicated over 30 years of his life to public service. He is a former Chairman of both the Goffstown Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee, as well as, Majority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Wheeler is running for State Senate in District 20 and is committed to three principles: Fighting taxes and controlling spending, improving education, and making our neighborhoods safer.