Newly Declared Senate Candidate Has Repeatedly Voted Against Manchester/Goffstown Interests
CONCORD - State Representative John Hikel's message to Manchester has repeatedly been take a hike. Now, he is making the dubious claim that he will represent Manchester's interests in the state Senate? Not likely.
"Over and over again, John Hikel has told Manchester and its people to take a hike - voting again and again against their interests and with Bill O'Brien's radical Tea Party agenda," said Collin Gately, spokesman for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
"Hikel has voted to let oil companies take pre-buy money from consumers and never deliver their oil; he voted to let out-of-state companies charge 300 percent interest rates on loans; and he supports efforts to eliminate the state's responsibility to Manchester and Goffstown schools," Gately said.
"Hikel even voted - just last week - to deny Manchester the number of representatives in the New Hampshire House that it legally deserves," Gately said. "Hikel has already made it clear that he is not someone who will look out for Manchester and Goffstown in the New Hampshire House, why we would trust him in the New Hampshire Senate?"
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Hikel Votes: HB581, 1/4/2012, SB160, 1/4/2012, CACR8, 1/5/2012, HB592, 3/28/2012