From the Londonderry Times 10/28/2022 edition
Candidate for Londonderry State Representative
Question “How will you represent the residents of Londonderry in Concord and in Town?”
I served 32 years total as a state representative and 12 years as the Chair of the Transportation Committee. During my time as a state representative, I served in the following leadership capacities of Republican Leader, Speaker Pro Tempore, Deputy Speaker, and currently Speaker of the House.
Education: As a legislator, it is a privilege to serve my constituents. Part of what I enjoy as a representative is working on leadership development and keeping up with what is happening in legislatures across the nation. As the leader of the NH House, I take every opportunity to learn and am continuously participating in a variety of workshops, education programs, and courses to better myself as an elected official and to gain valuable insight into becoming an effective leader and legislator.
Why are you seeking a term as Londonderry state representative?
During my 32-year tenure as a state legislator, I have been able to effect positive change by passing legislation that is beneficial to the state of NH. We lowered business taxes, protected the unborn, and created the most fiscally conservative budget in recent history. I have worked hard to protect individual freedoms and stood up against federal overreach such as vaccine mandates. As Speaker of the House, I have been successful in returning over $300 million to cities and towns – including Londonderry – for roads, bridges, clean water projects, and property tax relief.
What is a key issue at the state level you hope to focus on, if elected, that could support Londonderry and its residents?
My main focus this term, if elected, is delivering a balanced budget that helps grow our economy, protects the NH Advantage, and puts more money back into the pockets of hardworking families in the form of property tax relief.
Representative Sherman Packard is the Speaker of the NH House and serves Rockingham District 5.