Jenn's Priorities

On Education:

Jenn understands the profound effect that a well-funded public education can have on a child. As a young person, Jenn struggled with a lack of resources at home, but found herself surrounded by caring adults who wouldn’t let her potential disappear simply because of lack of money at home. Jenn credits her K – 12 education with providing her with the love of learning, resilience, work ethic, and sense of wonder that built her career. 

On Public Health:

Jenn has dedicated her career to addressing issues related to public health. Jenn has worked in emergency management assisting fire, police, hospital, and municipal organizations to strengthen their ability to respond to disasters. Currently, Jenn focuses her work on cancer control with a particular attention on health care access in rural communities. While in the Senate, Jenn will address gaps in discussion on the opioid crisis by assisting first responders with strengthening their toolkits for response. 

On Fiscal Responsibility:

Growing up without resources, but carefully managing opportunities, Jenn has been able to slowly emerge into middle class. Jenn understands that fiscal responsibility is a key component of a well-managed government. Jenn believes there are opportunities within the current state budget to better align resources with programs that will ensure financial viability for New Hampshire’s future without adding to the financial burden
of Granite Staters. 

On Jobs & Economic Development:

With unemployment below the national average,  New Hampshire’s economy is strong, but it can be stronger.  NH’s primary challenge is to train our existing workforce to fill growing list of good paying jobs. In the State Senate, Jenn will work with NH’s business and education leaders to expand vocational training, apprenticeship opportunities and worker retraining opportunities while supporting the needs of working families. Jenn is committed to strengthening early childhood education, family medical leave, and expanding transportation options… all efforts endorsed by business leaders in the Granite State. In the State Senate, Jenn will work to make NH’s economy, and our working families, even stronger. 

On the Environment:

New Hampshire has a long history of environmental leadership.  In recent years, many states across America have been asked to step-up state level efforts to reduce carbon emissions, expand our renewable energy options, embrace clean transportation and implement “smart-grid” technology. Experts agree this sector could create thousands of good-paying jobs. In the State Senate, Jenn will work across party lines to establish New Hampshire as a leader in this renewable economy while fighting to mitigate the impact of climate change.  

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