Concord - Congressman Paul Hodes today announced his endorsement of Jay Phinizy for the state Senate in District 8. Hodes represents the NH 2nd Congressional District which includes all of the towns in District 8.
In making the announcement, Congressman Hodes said, "Jay Phinizy has been a good friend and a true partner in working to improve the lives of working New Hampshire families. On all of the most important issues facing Granite State voters - including education, agricultural policy, jump-starting our economy and bringing jobs to the western part of the state - Jay has been a passionate and well-informed voice. He is a credit to the people of New Hampshire, and we need him in the state Senate."
Hodes continued, "First as a member and now as Chair of the House Environment and Agriculture Committee, Phinizy has been a leader in passing legislation protecting New Hampshire's environment and safeguarding public health. He was the architect of the law to ban the burning of construction waste when the state was faced with becoming the prim destination for imported demolition debris."
In concluding his remarks, Hodes said, "Jay Phinizy sponsored the law allowing milk produced in state to be labeled as fresh milk, and his committee helped conserve for agriculture use over 83,000 acres of prime farm and woodlands. Phinizy also wrote the amendment that protect towns like Sunapee and New London so they don't pay more than their fair share in of the state education property tax and made sure that towns like Claremont and Newport got more targeted funds to help improve their schools' performance."
Towns in state Senate District 8 include Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Claremont, Gilsum, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, Marlow, New London, Newbury, Newport, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Sunapee, Sutton, Unity, Walpole, Washington and Westmoreland.