Gericke to take on D'Allesandro again for state senate seatStaff Report
January 08. 2018 10:07PM
MANCHESTER — Republican Carla Gericke has announced that she will again challenge Democratic State Sen. Lou D’Allesandro for the District 20 Senate seat he’s held for 10 terms.
Gericke lost with 40 percent of the vote to D’Allesdandro’s 60 percent when the two faced off in 2016 in the district that includes Manchester Wards 3, 4, 10, 11 and Goffstown.
“As a libertarian-leaning Republican, I look forward to championing the rights of the individual,” said Gericke. “I’m excited to get out and speak to my constituents and neighbors to find out what matters most to them. I’m confident that after 20 years under one man’s control, my district is ready for change. It’s time for a fresh voice with fresh ideas to represent District 20 in Concord.”
Gericke moved to New Hampshire in 2008 as part of the Free State Project, a movement to attract 20,000 activists to the Granite State. She became president in 2011.
In 2014, acting as plaintiff, she won an important First Circuit Court of Appeals case affirming the 1st Amendment right to film police encounters.
Born in South Africa, Gericke moved to the United States in 1996 after winning a green card in the diversity lottery. She became a U.S. citizen in 2000.