Town of Strafford Democratic Committee
The Strafford Democratic Committee is a local grassroots organization in Strafford, NH working to elect Democrats in all levels of government.
Please join us on Tuesday April 3 at 7:00 PM at the Hill Library and meet Mindi Messmer who is running in the Democratic primary in our congressional district. More information about Mindi can be found here: www.mindiforcongress.com
Results from the Strafford School District Meeting
All warrant articles passed. Article 2 was the school budget of $10,795,350.
Article 3 To see if the Scrafford School District shall vote to accept the fact-finders' recommendations and $73,500 for salary increases.
Article 4 To raise $20,000 to fund a half-time guidance counselor.
Please remember to vote Tuesday March 13!
The candidates for school board, running for a three year term (there are two open seats) are: Misty Lowe, the Assistant Director of Special Education for students in grades 9-12 in the Oyster River School System, Bruce Patrick, who has been on the board for many years, Jim Rousseau (who was not confirmed for the open seat that became available last year), and Kerry McMahon who filled a vacated position. The school board voted 3-1 for McMahon to fill the vacant position and the minutes reflect that Rousseau could be a hot head. You can read the minutes here:
Rousseau has an insert in the March Strafford Community Calendar and Kerry McMahon also submitted an ad detailing his positions. Both express concerns about the taxpayers in town. Unfortunately the insert is not available on-line.
The two candidates running for the one-year school board position are Donald Clifford and Erica McLean Helm. If you attended the school budget meetings the past two years you are aware of Clifford's strong opposition to full day kindergarten. Helm has worked for the Dover School District as a Family Services Facilitator since 2003. She has been active in the Strafford School PTA, Strafford Arts Program, and was an Odyssey of the Mind Coach.
All of the candidates, other than those for planning board and the school board, are running unopposed. Phil Auger who is running for planning board has been instrumental in conserving hundreds of acres in Strafford. Auger is the Land and Stewardship Specialist with Bear Paw Regional Greenways (www.bear-paw.org) and worked at UNH Cooperative Extension as a Land and Water Conservation Educator.
You can view the ballot here: www.strafford.nh.gov/images/miscellaneous2017/2018_BALLOTS.pdf .
Town Meeting Saturday March 17. Go to the town meeting informed and read the warrant articles here: www.strafford.nh.gov/images/miscellaneous2017/2018_SIGNED_Warrant.pdf
2018 Mid Term Elections - Candidates in the Congressional Primary Coming to Strafford in the months ahead.
May 8 Deaglan McEachern - www.deaglanforcongress.com/
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