Christine Seibert is running as your Progressive Democrat Candidate for New Hampshire State Representative (Hillsborough District 8), Manchester, Ward 1. Seibert has been an activist, fighting for progressive issues in New Hampshire for the last six years. She has volunteered and worked on numerous campaigns throughout the state, most notably Bernie Sanders 2016/2020 and Joyce Craig 2015/2017/2019. Seibert lives in the North End of Manchester with her partner of 15 years, Paul, a Navy Veteran, and Senior Software Engineering Manager. Together they have a Bulldog/Pekingese (Bullnese), Maggie May, who is the light of their lives. Christine was kind enough to sit down answer our 5 questions.
What cause are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about getting the money out of politics. Corruption at all levels has led to distrust and apathy amongst my fellow citizens. Those elected by the people should be working for the people. No special interests will come before OUR needs as a community.
What is one message you would like to give to your district?
I will listen to, represent, and fight for my fellow neighbors. I believe in equality for all, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Where were you 3 hours ago and what were you doing?
Taking my dog for a walk, we stopped to talk with an undecided voter who was walking by. We spoke of the need for a Mandatory Mask Mandate, to prevent any further spread and save our local economy.
Why did you decide to run for office?
The many problems facing our state: Education, Healthcare, Environmental. Now is the time to effectively address these significant issues so that our future generations have a chance.
Why are you most qualified for the position?
I have the time to commit and fully devote myself to the needs of those I represent. I am pledging to be available 24/7 to address all concerns, questions, issues. I will advocate and bring my constituents’ voices to Concord.
What did you want to be when you grow up?
At the age of 4, I wanted to be a garbageman (sorry, woman) riding on the back of the truck seemed fun. Then I told my father I wanted to be an attorney to argue and debate with people for a living.
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