This year, I am running for Select(wo)man
I ran for School Board in 2019 because as a mother of two, I have vested interest in our children getting an excellent education. I support our teachers and want them to thrive. However, given the current state of healthcare, I need to fully invest in my nursing career. I still want to serve the community, and being a Selectperson is an easy way to do so. This is a nonpartisan position that simply does the work to make elections possible.
At this time, it’s too soon to tell what plans I will have for 2022. It depends on what’s going on with work and family.
Some of Candace’s platforms
The state of our economy works for some, but not for all. This is an outrage. The people of New Hampshire are being taxed out of their homes, have to choose between paying for medications or paying for food, and many don’t make enough income. I don’t believe people should have to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. I believe we need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. Our tax model needs to not rely on property taxes as much as it does: people on fixed incomes can’t afford higher property taxes. Health care should be for ALL, not only those with high incomes. We all get sick eventually.
There are studies that show that investing in education lowers crime rates. We need to provide for our teachers, who work so hard for our children. They need a supportive work environment with effective resources, and a sustainable income. We need to change the funding model for our schools, which relies too heavily on property taxes, which makes affluent towns overly funded, and cities like Manchester underfunded per pupil. I am against vouchers, which effectively defunds education. It pulls thousands of dollars out of the public school funds per voucher, but the schools still have the same bills to pay, with less money to do so. It isn’t fair for the kids who stay in the public schools.
We like to say that all men are created equal, but our policies don’t always show it. I will always advocate for those who are underrepresented. See some of my op-eds, where I expound on this. Black Lives absolutely and fundamentally matter.
Candace is a Registered Nurse and mom of two. She has a teaching license and substitutes on occasion. She considers herself a Progressive Democrat.
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