District 6 - Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia Ward 2
Ms. DiMartino is a candidate for State Rep.
I’m Lisa DiMartino from Gilford, and I’m running for State Representative for Belknap 6: Gilford, Gilmanton and Laconia Ward 2.
Our family has lived in Gilford for 25 years, and our two children attended Gilford schools from elementary through high school. We are fortunate to have established roots in the community and made many friends throughout the years.
I know many of you from working at the Gilford Public Library, and Lakes Region Community Services, when I was a Legislative Liaison and Family to Family Coordinator. I look forward to meeting many more of you while I’m out in the community introducing myself and listening to your concerns!
From 2012 to 14, I was honored to serve as a State Representative for Gilford and Meredith, and served on the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee, the NH Suicide Prevention Council, and the NH Long Term Care Committee.
I decided to run again, because I have a sincere interest in public service, and want to help enhance the health, safety and well-being of our citizens. Let’s face it, these are challenging times with problems that affect us all regardless of political affiliation. The economy, inflation, health care, and affordable housing, just to name a few.
Of course, we all know about our dire situation in Belknap County by now. Over the past decade, extremists on our county delegation have eroded essential county and state services, jeopardized our nursing home, and brought Gunstock to the brink of disaster; it’s time for change!
It’s time to bring more diverse, reasonable and responsible voices to the table. It’s time for healing, collaboration and making government work efficiently and effectively again!
I’ve been a disability rights and public health advocate for many years, and although always interested in social justice issues, I became personally and passionately involved in advocacy 27 years ago, when our son John Michael was born with a rare genetic syndrome, Autism and Epilepsy. It has been a challenging journey for sure, but one that has had a profound effect on the way I view the world and life.
I currently serve on the NH Medical Care Advisory Committee, and have also served on numerous other nonpartisan state commissions, boards and nonprofits including the NH Governor’s Commission on Disability, the Brain Injury Association Legislative Group, the NH Coalition of Caring Committee and Chairperson of Disability Rights Center Board of Directors.
One of the guiding principles embraced by all these organizations is nonpartisanship, and I will serve our community with that mindset. I’ve always been known to bring people together to help find common sense solutions to complex issues, and to be a sincere and passionate voice of reason!
If elected, I will be a dedicated, engaged and responsive advocate for our Community! Please consider voting for me on November 8th.
Thank you for your consideration!
For more information, or to contact me, please visit: www.lisafornh.com
Here are the Issues I Support:
SHAPE POLICY TO BENEFIT THE HEALTH, SAFETY & WELL-BEING OF OUR CITIZENS
RESTORE CIVILITY & COLLABORATION IN COUNTY & STATE GOVERNMENT
PROTECT WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
IMPROVE THE NH AFFORDABLE HOUSING SITUATION
PROMOTE GROWTH IN OUR NH BUSINESS, TOURISM, & EMPLOYMENT SECTORS
SUPPORT REASONABLE & RESPONSIBLE BUDGETS THAT PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICES
SUPPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY
SUPPORT A CLEAN, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT ENSURING OUR NH QUALITY OF LIFE
FOCUS ON OPIOID/DRUG, MENTAL HEALTH & HOMELESSNESS ISSUES
PROMOTE STATE & LOCAL SOLUTIONS TO CURB INFLATION & THE RISING COST OF LIVING
SUPPORT QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION
I do NOT support a New Hampshire State income or sales tax!
I DO support the 2nd Amendment, and also support safe & responsible gun ownership, and keeping weapons away from dangerous individuals by utilizing background checks and properly legislated red flag laws!
I am a HUGE supporter of public safety, military and first responders. My husband has served in the military and public safety for over 40 years, my son-in-law is currently on active military duty, and our family has a long legacy of proud military service to our country!
WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS AND ISSUES, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!