Hampton voters should return Cushing, Edgar to NH House

Posted Oct 21, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Updated Oct 21, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Oct. 17 -- To the Editor:

This election I’ll be voting to re-elect Hampton State Representatives Renny Cushing and Mike Edgar, two of the most effective and hardworking legislators in Concord.

Renny Cushing was born and raised in Hampton, has served in the NH House for many years and is an exceptionally productive and respected member of that body. He’s sponsored countless bills to protect the most vulnerable in our state including the elderly, victims of domestic and sexual abuse and those dealing with mental illness. He was named the 2018 Legislative Leader of The Year by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has also been named to the Union Leader’s List of most effective legislators. Additionally, Renny is one of the leaders of the coalition working to determine the effects of the Coakley Landfill on the local environment and is an outspoken advocate for the protection of the seacoast water supply.

Mike Edgar is a retired engineer who served 26 years in the US Navy Reserve, including a deployment to the Middle East in 2009. He’s active in the American Legion, is a past president of the Hampton Youth Association and has served on the Hampton School Board. Like Renny, Mike has led a life of service. During his tenure in Concord he has helped gain approval for the Hampton Circuit Court construction, is a member of the NH Public Works Committee as well as the Seacoast Commission on Long Term Goals and Requirements for Drinking Water. Mike was also the prime sponsor of a bill to have Hampton receive additional hotel room tax revenue to compensate for the increased costs associated with summer tourism.

Having State Representatives of this caliber looking out for us in Concord has been a significant benefit to the people of Hampton and I hope voters will join me in supporting Renny Cushing and Mike Edgar on Nov. 6.

Mary McCarthy


Andrew Gorrill