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Jennifer Towler Nye

Running for Director

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Party: Republican

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Age: 59

Marital Status: Married

Current Residence: Manchester

Current Job: Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, P.C.

Previous Job: Cowdery & Murphy, LLC

Previous Job: Former Volunteer Firefighter/EMT


Why are you running for this office?
I currently sit on Manchester's Board of Directors and have worked on some very special projects that I would love to see through. I also enjoy giving back to the town I was born and raised in.
What is the most pressing local issue facing your community and how would you solve it (within the capacity of the office for which you are running)?
The State budget (or lack thereof) is the biggest challenge we currently face. Some very difficult decisions will need to be made in the near future.
With the state's ongoing budget crisis looming over the election, what are your plans for your community's budget? Is there anything you can do make your town less dependent on revenue from the state?
It's tough. Many of our residents do not have the ability to pay the increased tax burden the State wants us to take on. We have been fiscally responsible and now have to pay for the mistakes and bad decisions of others. There is not one thing that will fix this. There will need to be changes in every department, including the Board of Education.
The legislature has been debating various ideas to allow towns to raise revenue locally through something other than property taxes. If you could ease your residents' property tax burden by adding another method of taxation, is there anything you might consider for your town?
Are you in favor of regionalizing more services in conjunction with other nearby communities? If so, which ones?
Should your school district get the same amount of education funding from the state if your district's enrollment is dropping?
What's one thing most people don't know about you?