Call to serve brings veteran to Hooksett Town Council
"I figured if I don't do it, someone who wants to take my freedom or money will, and I spent 12 years defending the Constitution. Residents can expect me to be fiscally responsible and to have an understanding of residents' concerns. And I am always willing to talk to somebody if they want," Jennings said.
Jennings, who also has a masters in Biotechnology that he earned while serving, was one of two candidates the board considered. He was voted in 7-1, with board member Robert Duhaime supporting the other candidate, Tom Keach.
"He will bring a different perspective than most of the councilors so it will be good. He has a good background, a young guy, and I think the board was looking for some new blood. He has a good military background, obviously a disciplined hard working young guy, so that is what (the Town Council) went with," Shankle said.
"I think there is a great sense of community in Hooksett, and I would like to keep that. We don't have onerous tax regulations, and good businesses are located here. I think there are some things that we can improve but overall we are very well located, and more businesses like Bass Pro Shops are coming," Jennings said.
"We will see how things go, and then I will talk with my wife and I will figure it out in the spring," Jennings said.
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