Avard files for re-election

NASHUA – Kevin Avard, of Nashua, announced that he filed for re-election for the New Hampshire Senate in District 12, which includes Brookline, Hollis, Greenville, Mason, New Ipswich, Rindge, and Nashua wards 1, 2 and 5.

Avard has served one term in the Senate, serving on the Education and Health and Human Services committees.

"I am incredibly honored to represent my friends and neighbors in District 12 and to ensure that they have a voice in Concord," Avard said. "I will continue to work hard every day to earn their support, their trust and their vote."

Among Avard’s priorities during his first term were keeping the state on a fiscally responsible path, reducing the burdens on small businesses that are important to New Hampshire’s economy, and dealing with the heroin and opioid crisis.

"I was proud to work with Senate President Morse and Majority Leader Bradley to pass a fiscally conservative pro-business budget that took action to fight the current opioid crisis that is destroying families across our state, and fought to protect property rights," Avard said. "There is still more work that needs to be done, and I will continue to fight for tax policy that encourages business growth and entrepreneurship, promote local control of education and fight against projects like the Kinder Morgan pipeline that infringe on our personal property rights."

Avard is a small-business owner and host of several Public Access TV shows, including "Gate City Chronicles" and "Speak Up." He is also active in fundraising to support music programs at Nashua public schools.