Ashooh for Congress: Raising the bar in District 1EDITORIAL
August 29. 2016 4:15PM
Republicans in New Hampshire First Congressional District can raise the bar on Sept. 13 by nominating Rich Ashooh for Congress.
The Bedford Republican offers an impressive blend of free-market thinking, real world business experience, and political savvy.
Ashooh began his professional life working for Sens. Gordon Humphrey and Warren Rudman, who shared a commitment to fiscal responsibility. He moved back to New Hampshire to head up the state chapter of the Concord Coalition, focusing attention on the nation’s growing entitlement and debt crisis. He served a President of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, helping built it into the Granite State’s leading voice for fiscal sanity. The need to bring such ideas back to our federal government has only grown more acute over the years.
Ashooh was a senior executive for Sanders, which then became BAE Systems, New Hampshire’s largest manufacturing employer. He’s been a leader in countless business, civic and charitable groups across New Hampshire.
Ashooh is also refreshing change from the anger and cynicism of modern-day politics. He’s just as frustrated with our broken government as the rest of us, but refuses to give up. His relentless optimism and energy would serve him, and us, well in Washington.
Voters dreading yet another rematch between Frank Guinta and Carol Shea-Porter can give us all a better choice, and pick Rich Ashooh for Congress in the First District.