Some Democrats to consider
August 16. 2018 11:54PM
To the Editor: The Sept. 11 primary is only weeks away. In a recent event held by the Democrats, we Laconia-area voters listened to Democratic party candidates for Carol Shea-Porter’s First Congressional District seat.
Ten of them, out of 11 who filed, took our questions on note cards. Rochester City Attorney Terence O’Rourke was absent because of illness, a loss. I heard him at a Sanbornton home event, and found him strong in courage and voice, leaning to progressive ideas.
I was drawn to Lincoln Soldati who had nine terms as Strafford County Attorney, been on Somersworth School Board, and been Somersworth mayor. He’s a big man with a big voice and decent ideas. He’d count as sending a wise elder to D.C., helpful as we have a temperamental President who disregards decency, laws, and expertise. Soldati would call out Trump.
I liked what I heard from Rye resident Mindi Messmer, a New Hampshire representative and very active for environmental needs. From her responses, I know she’s aware of national and international situations. She’s a trained scientist. My older daughter Geneva, about the same age, is also a scientist. Geneva has said to me, “A scientist understands systems.” Messmer would be a hard worker for us in D.C.
I urge everyone, especially our swing and undeclared voters to do home work and pick up a Democratic Party ballot in September. In November we will want Democrats sent to D.C., not Republicans, good only for condoning bewildering, unpredictable, and dangerous behavior in our White House.
LYNN RUDMIN CHONG