Prospective voters from Andover and the surrounding area are invited to meet Democratic candidate for Governor of New Hampshire Steve Marchand on Tuesday, February 6, from 5:30 to 7 PM in Salisbury and to bring their questions as to how he would tackle the issues facing the state if he were elected governor in November, 2018.
Marchand will be the guest of the Andover, Danbury and Salisbury Democrats at the Salisbury Town Hall, next to the Salisbury Public Library on U.S. Route 4, and will introduce himself to area voters, share his perspective on the issues facing New Hampshire and answer questions from those in attendance.
The former mayor of Portsmouth has a Master's degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University, has led his own successful small business and also served as the University of New Hampshire's Director of Corporate Relations. There he worked to understand how the university could better serve the private sector in meeting the needs of the state economy, in making the most of the opportunities available and in overcoming the barriers that exist to future economic growth.
Marchand was born and raised in a French-speaking family in Manchester, NH, the son of immigrants from Quebec. His family's struggles to work up to the middle class and to overcome the bankruptcy caused by his mother's high medical bills have informed his positions on the issues of healthcare, the growing challenges facing the middle class, the importance of quality public education and the importance of entrepreneurism. More information about Marchand can be found at www.stevemarchand.com.