As we approach election season in the fall, with the primary on September 13 and the general election on November 8, 2022, we will have several meetings devoted to hearing from and asking questions to candidates running for office.  Note that it is PARC’s position not to endorse any candidate prior to the primary election.  We want a fair and balanced process.

So, on September 8, 2022, we are pleased to hear from two candidates.

Dean Poirier is running for the US Congress and is a veteran of the US Army who served during the “Desert Storm” & “Provide Promise” time frame. He participated in the Build-up and training for Desert storm. Dean had the honor of serving in the Humanitarian Aid missions “Provide Comfort” & “Provide Promise”, while stationed in Germany.  Dean has ideas for needed changes to the VA and VA medical system that will save the American taxpayers billions, and ideas for changes for other areas that will do the same in those areas.
Dean says; if we do not put someone in the office that has the personality, demeanor, and willingness to fight for our rights, & freedoms, and the rights and freedoms of our children and grandchildren, then we & they will lose the America we love!
“I” Am that person willing to Fight for YOU!!

George Hansel is also running for the US Congress and is a 5th generation executive of a local family-run manufacturing company and the Mayor of Keene, New Hampshire. For over 120 years, his family’s manufacturing company has been creating jobs and American made products sold across the world. After many years serving on community boards, George was elected to be the 49th Mayor of the City of Keene, New Hampshire in 2019. He’s currently serving his second term after being re-elected with 91% of the vote.
Under George’s leadership, Keene has passed balanced budgets and implemented fiscally responsible policies to cut Keene’s debt service payments in half.  George believes elected officials have a duty to make themselves accessible to their constituents. As Mayor, he has a track record of listening to the citizens of New Hampshire by hosting town halls, meetings, and even a weekly call-in radio show on WKBK.

Each candidate will have 30 minutes to tell us why they’re the best person for the job. There will be time for questions.

Ashland American Legion.
6:30 refreshments and networking.
7:00 presentations start.