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Steven Cunningham State Representative
Sullivan District 2


May 23, 2010

Steven Cunningham represents the towns of Springfield, Croydon, Newport, Goshen and Washington in the NH House of Representatives. 

Representative Cunningham is a member of the House Committee on Municipal and County Government.


Senator Odell tells us in his column today that the backroom deal, complete with coin toss, was presented to the Senate at the beginning of their session. I wish I could say the same for the House of Representatives. The entire deal was kept from most of us until after the key vote. I have attached a copy of what I was presented with later in the day, which is purported to be the actual agreement, the existence of which was verbally confirmed by the Speaker of the House.

The bills these deals include are the very "garbage can" bills I discussed in earlier sessions.

I hope you all note that this agreement supposedly bound the NH Senate and NH House of Representatives without the permission or even knowledge of your legislators. Our constituents were no longer represented in Concord. This agreement rendered needless the representative form of government in New Hampshire. This was the classic, often-referred-to, underhanded, backroom deal. About as dirty as it gets. I was incensed. I hope you all are too. And remember this was brought to you by the leaders of the Democrat party. Those signatures are those of the Democrat Speaker of the House and the Democrat President of the Senate. Republican leadership already has plans to implement rules to prevent such a thing happening ever again, regardless of the party in power. It is the right thing to do.

The right thing for you to do this fall election is to remember, and vote for those who respect and listen to you the voter.


Steven Cunningham, O.D.
Representative, Sullivan County District  2

Telephone:  603-271-3317

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