For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 5th 2019
Contact: 603-702-0128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Epping Selectman Prepares for Special Election Run
Epping, NH: Selectman Cody Belanger released the following statement regarding the upcoming special election for State Representative in Rockingham's 9th District:
"I am excited to announce that I will be running for the open State Representative seat during this special election.
Today is a special occasion for me, as today marks the 3rd anniversary of my grandfather’s passing and my 25th birthday. I know that he is watching and is proud of the man I have become. This is also the week that our state celebrates the 200th birthday of our State House!
I have decided to run because I have heard the over 300 parents who do not want Competency-Based Education in our schools. I have heard from the residents who are both for - and against - the Natural Gas Storage tank. It is not just about the behemoth project andthe tax benefits it can bring to Epping, it’s about hearing the concerns of folks on both sides of the issuse. And lastly, as one of your Selectmen I know first-hand the issues that are forthcoming with our water and sewer systems. I will work to bridge the divide between state and local officials on these matters.
For me, this isn’t Republicans versus Democrats. It’s about what can I do best for Epping. Over the next coming months as we near the upcoming election I will be holding town halls, and Facebook live chats to discuss the issues and concerns of the people in Epping and If elected, I can promise you this. I will not vote for an income tax. Not Now. Not Ever."
With the recent resignation of Republican State Representative Sean Morrison, a special election is expected to take place in late summer or early fall to fill the vacant seat in the dual-member State House District. Democrat Mark Vallone currently occupies the other Rockingham 9 State Representative seat.
Cody Belanger, 25, was elected to the Board of Selectmen in Epping at 23. He has worked tirelessly for the people of Epping and works to make sure that those who live in Epping have a voice that is heard. Cody stands behind lowering and keeping taxes low at all costs. A political science major at UNH, Cody will also receive a minor in social work. Cody is engaged to his fiancé Emily. Cody and Emily met in December 2012, and plan on getting married in September of 2019.