State Rep. District 23 (Milford) – 4 seats

?The Telegraph invited candidates for Executive Council, NH Senate and NH House of Representatives in districts that include Greater Nashua to fill out a short form. Here are the responses we have received from candidates for this office:?

RUTH HEDEN (D)

Age: 79

Address: 11 Sunset Circle, Milford

Contact Information: 673-7036, rsheden@gmail.com

Years of Residence: 50 +

Family: Single, 2 children, Nancy Amato (Milford), Filip Thurston (Antrim), 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.

Education: BA-Biology Education, MEd- Counseling at UNH: Specialization in Art Therapy at Notre Dame, Manchester.

Occupation: School Counselor, Manchester: 27 years, NHHHS Nashua: Day Care Licensing: 2 years.

Political History: State Representative 2013-2014.

Affiliations: Granite State Organizing Project; Souhegan Valley “Blue Bus” for access to health care; FISH (Friends In Service Helping); NH Fair Tax Coalition; Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Milford.

Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each.

Addressing mental health issues, a public safety concern, through strong communities, adequate services, and education.

Re-establishing NH’s #1 rating for mental health services and as a place to raise children.

Ensuring that NH citizens are taxed fairly.

HERB SALMON (D)

Age: 75

Address: 249 Federal Hill Rd, Milford

Contact: 673-6977; HerbSalmonStateRep@comcast.net

Years of residence: 37

Family: Married, two children both married, three grandchildren

Education: BA, M Ed.

Occupation: Retired. Previous: Peace Corps, teacher, computer specialist.

Affiliations: Volunteer, Consumer Protection Bureau in Concord

Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each.

Education: Ensure that NH has an excellent public educational system

Budget: Work to develop a fiscally responsible state budget

Infrastructure: Help build a state infrastructure that allows citizens and businesses to prosper while protecting an environment we can all appreciate and enjoy.

MARK LINN

Age: 39

Address: 15 North Street, Milford

Contact: 673-8143, Bellsnickle@Outlook.Com SirMarkLinn @ LinnParkUK on Twitter.

Years of residents: 19 years.

Family: Married with two kids.

Education:1991 Nashua High School South Graduate, 2003 Stratford Institute Graduate in Travel & Tourism, and 2007 Ashworth College Graduate in Paralegal Studies.

Occupation: United States Postal Service Clerk in Nashua

Political history: None.

Affiliations: Milford Lions Club 2004-2014.

Please list what you consider the three most important issues that will be facing this office in the coming term, and give your position on each, in a single sentence each.

1. Economy

2. Education

3. Healthcare