Mayor Ken Merrifeld and former Mayor Jack Dowd Endorse Dave Boutin for State Senate District 16

Hooksett, NH – David Boutin, a candidate for the State Senate District 16 seat, announced today the endorsements of Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield and former Derry Mayor Jack Dowd. Mayor Merrifield was recently re-elected to another term. Former Mayor Dowd is a current Hooksett small business owner and Hooksett Development Committee member. 

 “As Mayor of Franklin I have worked closely with the Merrimack County Delegation and I know that the taxpayers of Senate District 16 can trust David to make the tough budget decisions to ensure that the state reduces wasteful spending and keeps taxes low.  We need a fiscally conservative voice like David Boutin’s in the State Senate to ensure that we maintain our New Hampshire Advantage of no sales or income tax,” said Merrifield.  

 “Since the Democrat’s have taken control of the State Legislature we have seen an unbelievable growth in taxes and fees, the most destructive being the new 5% tax on LLCs.  In this time of economic distress and high unemployment we need to encourage small business growth.  Small businesses are the backbone of our economy providing the majority of new jobs produced in our state, creating a new 5% tax on LLCs as the Democrats have done will be disastrous to our economy,” said Dowd. 

 “I am very proud to have the endorsements of Ken Merrifield and Jack Dowd. They have both been leaders in their communities and strong advocates for limited spending and low taxes. I have had the pleasure of working with them both on state and municipal issues and am looking forward to continuing to work with them as a State Senator” said Boutin.

These are just the latest in a series of high profile endorsements that David has received in the last few weeks including the endorsement of Former Congressman Chuck Douglas, Current Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek and over 120 State Legislators including former Congressman and current State Senator Jeb Bradley.

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