Rindge man announces candidacy in NH State Rep race
Candidate pledges open, honest, independent campaign; no un-warranted tax increases
RINDGE- Longtime third-party political activist and Republican supporter Eric Jackman, a Rindge resident and graduate of Franklin Pierce University announced in a letter to the editor in the Monadnock Ledger Transcript on Tuesday, he is planning a run for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in a race for the Cheshire County 11th District seat up for grabs in November.
“As a resident of Rindge for the last 15 years, I understand first hand the issues that my fellow residents of the 11th District are facing and at 25-years-old, I see first hand what is at stake if we don’t act now,” said Jackman. “Over the course of the next several months, and as this campaign progresses, as I visit house party after house party, cookouts and fundraisers all across my district, the voters of Rindge and Fitzwilliam will realize that I’m independent thinker, who won’t tout the party line, who will act on tough pieces of legislation while asking difficult questions in tough fiscal times.”
Jackman, who graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in History, said he is not afraid to collaborate with democrats and republicans, and he said he is not afraid to hold the line and vote against new un-warranted tax increases.
“One of the reasons NH enjoys lower unemployment rates is it low tax rates, which are very appealing to businesses and companies seeking to operate in a business friendly environment,” said Jackman, who notes he comes from a family of entrepreneurs and small business owners. “I vow to always vote against un-warranted tax increases; we must maintain that high level of appeal to business.”
Jackman said some of the other issues he hopes to address include a number of issues that are missing from the current political dialogue in the Granite State, issues like civil rights, the death penalty, marriage equality, self defense & gun rights and Legalization of Marijuana.
“My views are my views, my beliefs are my beliefs, and not that of a political party – and I am the only true independent republican thinker in this race,” said Jackman. “I will work as a voice for the voters of Fitzwilliam and Rindge defending their freedoms – I will debate on the state capitol with fervor, and cast votes representing the beliefs of my constituents.”
Jackman, in announcing his candididacy has promised an open, honest, and independent campaign, and said he plans to stick to the issues.
“I want to go to Concord and prove that we can alter the toxic course that has been set forth by current state and federal legislators who seek to make public service a contest of hollow and frivolous rhetoric,” said Jackman. “Healthy and civil discourse is essential to the health of our state and our communities, however in today’s political landscape what is missing is civility, honesty, integrity, grace, pragmatism and unity”
The 25-year-old Jackman has been involved in local campaigns, state campaigns and campaigns on the national level including having worked as a Western New Hampshire Coordinator for 2012 presidential Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, and as a volunteer for the Ron Paul for President Campaign.
“I had the good fortune this year, of working with the Paul campaign here in New Hampshire,” said Jackman. “Dr. Paul’s 2nd place finish in the New Hampshire Primary and the enthusiasm he and his supporters brought to the table just goes to show that there is room for an independent republican thinker on the ballot in New Hampshire.”
To learn more about Eric Jackman and his campaign, just email Eric directly at JackmanForNH.Press@gmail.com.