NORM SILBER

District 6  -  Gilford / Gilmanton / Laconia Ward 2

Mr. Silber is currently a state representative and is running for re-election

Mr. Silber is Endorsed by a Libertarian/Free Stater Group

 

The Liberty Alliance is a group that promotes an extreme Libertarian and Free State Libertarian agenda. They have rated all 424 of New Hampshire's legislators in terms of how well each of them conforms to their brand of Libertarian values.  Mr. Silber, who pretends to be a Republican on the ballot, receives high marks from this group.  True Republicans may want to take this fringe endorsement under consideration before casting a ballot.  

Violated the law in overspending on legal bills

The county delegation appropriated $20,000 to pursue a legal matter involving the Gunstock Area Commissioners. Incidental to this appropriation was an express assurance by Mr. Silber that $20,000 would be the maximum spent and the scope would be limited to that single task.

 

Silber and delegation chairman Mike Sylvia directed the actions of the law firm. The legal bill ended up over $50,000 and every indication is that the limited scope approved was ignored. The statutory prohibition against spending any amount "exceeding the appropriation" made for it was clearly violated.

 

In addition, Silber and Sylvia have declared themselves the "control group" and used that designation in refusing to allow their fellow delegation members and the public to see the emails back and forth between them and the law firm which would likely explain how the maximum expenditure was so grossly exceeded and how the promised limited engagement was ignored. 

 

Transparency is the hallmark of a good representative; hiding misdeeds from the public is the opposite.  What are they hiding?

Emails, Secrecy, Control Group, Legal Bills

The Laconia SUN dug deeper on the above issue.  CLICK HERE to read their detailed article on the matter.

Sponsored a bill to take Budgetary control away from the Gunstock Area Commission, and give it to the Belknap County Delegation!

Mr. Silber, along with candidates Johnson and Terry, was a sponsor of House Bill 1078 to transfer control of Gunstock's budget to the Belknap delegation.  this was another case of overreach by the delegation in their ongoing effort to micromanage Gunstock's management team and control Gunstock's operation.   The bill was killed in committee - declared "inexpedient to legislate" by a vote of 19 - 0.  

 

You may read the full text of this bill HERE.

Refused to Condemn January 6 Violence

A resolution was proposed in the New Hampshire House of Representatives condemning the violence in Washington, DC.  Mr. Silber voted against a rules change that would've allowed that motion to be voted on by the full house.  The resolution to condemn the violence was never voted on, and therefore failed.

Click here to read a letter describing that event.