NASHUA– Jennifer Horn, newspaper columnist and radio host, welcomed State Senator Bob Clegg to the race for 2nd Congressional District. Horn issued the following statement:
“I welcome Bob Clegg to the race and I look forward to a spirited campaign about the issues we are facing here in the 2nd District. New Hampshire wins when we have an open and honest discussion about the issues that are important to the voters.
While I respect Bob Clegg and his service to New Hampshire, with over 16 years as a political insider, he is not the right man for this job. There are enough career politicians in Washington. People are demanding change and that starts with sending someone different to Washington.
I entered this race to renew the spirit of America. I believe that government has become too big and too corrupt. We know that smaller government is good government. We need to make sure that working families keep more of their hard earned paychecks -that means keeping taxes low and cutting wasteful government spending. We need real immigration reform that protects America and does not reward illegal behavior. We need to make sure that our troops get the equipment they need, and when they return home, they get the medical care they deserve.
As I travel the district, I hear over and over again that it is time to end businessas usual in Washington. People are tired of the backroom politicking of lawyers and professional politicians who feel more accountable to lobbyists than to their neighbors at home.
Two years ago voters gave Paul Hodes a chance. They sent him on a mission to change Washington. Instead, Washington changed Paul Hodes. He campaigned on bringing greater transparency to government, and yet he is unwilling to disclose how much of the voter’s money he spent on franked mailings. Voters will not stand for a politician who says one thing to get elected and then does something else when in Washington.
Another career politician can’t beat Paul Hodes. Voters are not going to substitute one politician for another. The voters are demanding more. They want a citizen legislator who will actually represent the people. I am the only candidate who can beat Paul Hodes in November.
Everywhere across the 2nd District people are filled with the hope of what we can achieve when we return the government back to the people. With their support, we will restore people’s faith in our Representatives and renew the promise that is America.”
Jennifer Horn writes a weekly column in the Sunday edition of The Telegraph and is the host of “On The Air With Jennifer Horn”, a daily 2 hour current events talk radio show. As host of the show, Jennifer Horn won three New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Golden Mike Awards: including First Place for Radio Feature (a special on the homecoming of Bravo Company in 2006) and a second place for Radio Documentary (Special Report: Illegal Immigration in America).
Jennifer Horn has spent a lifetime involved in her community - volunteering for the first time at her local hospital at the age of 18.
Ø Inspired by her cousin’s decade long struggle with Breast Cancer, Jennifer Horn has been actively involved in supporting Breast Cancer research and support groups through the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, completing five 60-mile walks and two 40-mile walks. Jennifer Horn has organized teams of walkers and wrote a book, Hope Is A Walking Dream, donating all proceeds to Breast Cancer support programs.
Ø In 2007, Jennifer Horn received the Spirit of Hope Award for her work with the Chernobyl Children Project. Jennifer has been an active volunteer for the project since 1999, including six years as the New Hampshire coordinator, from 2001-2006, growing it from 1 host family hosting two children to as many as 10 host families hosting 20 children - coordinated the efforts of volunteers, creating a coalition of support from a number of faith organizations, coordinating, organizing and hosting major fundraising events, and participating in a 2005 humanitarian trip to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine to visit the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant contamination zone, and visit her host children.
Ø In July 2007 Jennifer Horn Co-Chaired the first Operation America Rising New Hampshire support the troops rally in Greely Park, Nashua. Disturbed by the partisan, politicized tone of the debate surrounding the current conflict in Iraq, Jennifer spear-headed an effort to show non-partisan community support for the men andwomen of the United States Military.
Ø Jennifer Horn has volunteered for and served on the Board of Directors for Marguerite’sPlace – an organization that provides transitional housing, education, training and daycare for women and children who need a safe place to live and get their lives back on track.
Ø Jennifer Hornvolunteered for and served on the Board of Directors for Nashua Police Athletic League, a group that provides extra-curricular athletic opportunities and a community center with a focus on developing friendly relations between the police and the children in the neediest neighborhoods.
Jennifer Horn has 5 children and lives in Nashua with her husband Bill.