Why I Am Running for the State Senate
Hi, my name is Chris Muns.
I’m currently a Democratic State Representative from Hampton and today I am formally announcing my candidacy for the New Hampshire State Senate seat that includes the towns of Greenland, New Castle, Rye, North Hampton, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Seabrook, South Hampton, Kensington, Newton and Stratham.
My parents came to the United States from the Netherlands after World War II with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a dream. They worked hard, played by the rules, and made tough sacrifices. The reward for my parents’ hard work was a comfortable middle class life and the ability to provide me with the opportunities I needed to succeed.
The values instilled in me by my parents push me to provide the same opportunities for MY son and daughter. I’ve worked hard in the private sector for over 35 years in order to provide these opportunities to my children. My wife, Melanie, and I tell our children that with a good education, a strong work ethic, and an open heart there is nothing that can stop them.
Unfortunately, for too many hardworking families throughout New Hampshire a quality and affordable education, as well as a decent livelihood are out of reach. These are our friends and neighbors. They do everything they can to provide for their families, but their income has not kept up with the rising cost of living. Many more are still unable to find jobs.
We can’t afford to let obstructionists in the State Senate put partisan politics ahead of New Hampshire’s families. We cannot allow our children’s schools to go underfunded. We cannot allow potholes to go unfilled. And, we cannot allow Senators to waste time and millions of OUR dollars while they decide if a vote is in their own partisan self-interest. We need to put New Hampshire families and our future first.
New Hampshire is an incredible state, filled with incredible people. I’ve spent most of the past 34 years living here; the last 17 in Hampton. We shouldn’t have to look at our common issues through partisan lenses as Republicans and Democrats. We need to come together as one community to solve the problems that we face. That has always been the New Hampshire Way. We’ve done it before and we CAN do it again. Together we can make sure our kids receive an exceptional education. We can fill those potholes. And, we can make sure our government works for us, not against us.
I hope that I can earn your trust and support in my campaign for the state senate so that I can help Governor Hassan move her agenda forward. For more information feel free to call me at 929-3629.
Thanks very much. I look forward to meeting and speaking with you over the weeks and months to come. Please forward this message to five of your friends and neighbors.