Now! Hampshire: Laconia Councilor Announces Senate Run

Laconia Councilor Announces District 4 Senate Run

By Patrick Hynes

Sat, 05/31/2008 - 11:11am

Laconia City Councilor Gregg Knytych, a Republican,announced his candidacy for State Senate in district four today on his blog andon the talk radio program Meetthe New Press, co-hosted by this reporter.

“We will continue to have New Hampshire values, core conservativevalues. People need to know they get to keep their money and that some Democratisn’t going to spend it,” Knytych said on the air. “The hopeis that we will get to keep our New Hampshire Advantage.”

Running on a platform of no broadbased taxes and makingstate government more accountable, Knytych will take the traditional tax pledgeand the newer New Hampshire Advantage Pledge against excessive spendingincreases.

“I look forward to signing the candidate forms onWednesday and getting on the campaign trail to meet all of you, my futureconstituents,” he stated on his blog, TheBlogging Councilor.

Knytych says he will keep his seat on the Laconia CityCouncil if he is elected to the state Senate.

The traditionally Republican district four seat is currentlyheld by Democrat Kathy Sgambati.

The district includes Alton, Barnstead, Belmont, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia, New Durham, Strafford and Tilton.