Thursday, September 21, 2006

Welcome everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog and your interest in local and state politics. This is the first entry of many that will detail my progession down the campaign trail for State Representative in the NH General Court. As far as the present is concerned, there has been a lot of progress this week in terms of laying the foundation for what will be happening between now and Nov 7. Signs have been ordered and the design has been chosen. The big fundraiser is coming up on Sunday. For those who don't know, we are having a Pasta Dinner fundraiser at my apartment in Boston to help pay for campaign expenditures and the like. If you would like to attend let me know or just show up.

Until next time,
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Saturday, September 02, 2006

My Decision to Run
It is not a secret that many students in my age group are apathetic to the world of politics. This poses a variety of problems, but the most important of which is that the opinions of young people are rarely considered when drafting legislation, including legislation that even affects young people directly. This is one of the many reasons I have decided to become a candidate for State Representative. If elected, I will be able to provide a voice for young people in the State House that is so rarely heard. In addition, I will gain a valuable educational experience while simutaneously benefiting my community in the best way I possibly can. As a student of Political Science at Northeastern University, I will also be able to apply what I learn in the classroom to my career as a State Representative. I will gain insight from both of these pursuits: into my academics through my experience in the State House, and into my position in the State House through my academics. With that said, I am looking forward to November 7th and what the next two years may have in store for me.
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Friday, September 01, 2006

About Me
JEFFREY FONTAS is currently a Political Science major at Northeastern University work towards a B.S. degree. He is vice president of hall council for his current residence hall, Davenport Commons, which is an elected position. He was formerly a participant in Northeastern Club Rugby and the NU College Democrats.

He graduated from Nashua High School North in 2005 as a member of the National Honor Society, where he served as webmaster.

He has been a resident of Nashua for all 19 years of his life. As a former student in Nashua’s education system, he gained a perspective on the educational system in New Hampshire that many legislators do not currently have. One of his advantages as a young person is his potential to bring new and innovative solutions into the legislative marketplace of ideas.

His diverse professional experience has found him working such jobs as one of the only English speakers in a restaurant, to an internship with a prominent web developing company. Combined with his academic experience, he has the skills necessary to tackle the variety of tasks waiting for him in the future.
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