Thank You

I was re-elected to my 4th term in the NH House by a pretty wide margin.  In order for that to happen, a lot of people who voted for the other party had to also vote for me.  Thank you so much for your ongoing trust and support.  I take it very seriously, and will do my best to not let you down.

This election gave all three branches of New Hampshire government to the Republican Party.  Over the next two years, it is our duty to govern with grace and humility.  It is our responsibility to make sure that all points of view are considered, and that every voice matters.  I will do my best to do my part to make that happen.   The most important focus for me, is to spend the next two years convincing you that you made the right choice.

One thing I was very proud of were all the voters who behaved so much better than your elected leaders and candidates.  Despite the acrimony of this election cycle, every polling place I visited yesterday through District 11 was filled with courteous people who refused to be caught up in the fighting and treated each other well.

In Goshen, a woman looked at the sign I was holding and said “I won’t be voting your way”.  After voting, she came back and apologized.  She said that she regretted saying that just because she disagreed with me, and that we are all entitled to our opinion.  She then shook my hand and wished me luck.

Think how nice election season would be if everyone lived up to the example she set.  I wish I knew who she was, because I want to thank her for restoring some of the faith that I lost throughout this divisive process.  I want to thank her for being a better person than many candidates.  We should all try to live up to her standard of thoughtfulness and courage.  I know I will.


About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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