Thomas R. Eaton announced today that he is running for the State Senate in District 10 which includes the City of Keene plus Chesterfield, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Hinsdale, Marlborough, Richmond, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, and Winchester.
"I want to give the voters a clear choice for the future of our state. Two years ago Molly Kelly ran on the promise of fiscal responsibility. But when she got to Concord she voted for a 17% budget increase and more than a dozen tax and fee increases. In contrast when I oversaw the previous budget in the senate we had just a 3 1/2 % increase that the Governor signed and praised as responsible.”
“She supported and voted in favor of an additional $200 million in new spending for new programs that she admits the next legislature will be forced to find a way to pay for. How can she support new programs without knowing how to pay for them. And who can forget her vote to cut state education aid to Keene by more than a million dollars a year. To me that's simply irresponsible. In contrast I support limiting state spending increases to the rate of inflation. The democrats don't want to talk about it but state revenues are actually $100 million dollars higher this year than they were last year. Concord doesn't have a revenue problem, they have a spending problem."
"In tough economic times we need a State Senator with common sense and the ability to make tough decisions. I've proven that I can deliver a balanced budget that meets the needs of my constituents of Cheshire County and the State of New Hampshire."