Bonnie. (W)right for Salem.
Thank you for visiting my campaign website. I hope you will find this to be a useful tool in learning more about me and my campaign. On this site, I will maintain campaign news and updates, upcoming events, local news, and ideas on how you can be involved. Let us journey together to victory on election day!
I’m not your typical politician. About nine years ago, I was fighting to give people the right to know where their food comes from. NH already had a bill to label genetically engineered foods, but no grassroots organization supporting it. I saw the need and took on the challenge of starting a grassroots organization to get in done. I built a grassroots organization that had over 2,000 followers.
In retrospect, I had no idea what I was doing. It is amazing how successful we were: State Reps were calling me, asking me to stop the calls to them!
At that time, I thought politics was too confusing and too time-consuming to keep up with. I thought our elected officials were looking out for us; and that I could trust them and the people like I have become, to do the right thing for me. But at the executive session for that first bill I worked on, a State Rep said, “I know what my constituents THINK they want; I’m going to vote the way they SHOULD want.” I found out that, while our State Reps are representing my town, some of the ones we have elected are not representing me, nor are they representing many of Salem’s voters.
The more I learned about what was going on in our State Capital, the more involved I became. As I exchanged information with those who were working with me on food safety, I started to learn about other issues that matter to our town and state.
I have come a long way in the last nine years!
After years of working behind the scenes, I decided to run for State Representative in 2016, because I want to be a “Do-er” instead of a watcher. I didn’t get elected in 2016, but I’m not one to easily give up, so I ran again in 2018 and in 2020. Now I am running again in 2022. I know that working together we can get good things done for our families and community.
I recognize that I still have a lot to learn. But I’m going to run, not as a career politician, but as someone who is eager, willing, and, perhaps most important, capable of learning. I will be a fresh face, with fresh views.
I want to represent Salem in Concord. I would like to represent you!
Please check out my biography. I hope that you will agree that I am qualified; I hope you will agree that I am (W)right for Salem!
I welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use my Contact page to tell me what I’m doing right or how I can improve. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.
And, of course, I would appreciate your vote in the fall of 2022! The primary was September 13, and the general election will be on November 8.
Salem has the second-largest, at-large representative district in the country, and for 5 decades, we have not elected a real Democrat from Salem. In the primary, Salem Democrats went from 10 candidates to nine, and Salem Republicans went from 13 candidates to nine. In the general (Midterm) election, the nine Democrats will run against the nine Republicans. Nine will be elected.
I have been working closely with State Rep candidates Donna Loranger and Neil Misra, and State Senate candidate Wayne Haubner. You can learn about the other Democratic candidates that will be on Salem’s ballot here: https://salemnhdems.org/candidates
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Thank you for your consideration,
Paid for by Bonnie Wright for NH State House
Laurence Disenhof, Fiscal Agent