Dover, NH – Eddie Edwards, a Republican candidate for Congress in NH-01, filed his candidacy paperwork today in Concord and issued the following statement:
"With my wife Cindy by my side and with the support of hundreds of volunteers from around the Granite State, I am honored to officially become a candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s First District. It is rather serendipitous that today is also Flag Day. As a former U.S. Navy veteran and former police chief, I have been an outsider devoting much of my life to the service of our nation. As your next congressman, I pledge to build on that service as I fight for the American values Old Glory symbolizes. I will advocate for the veterans and men and women still in uniform who have risked their lives to protect us. I will fight for the taxpayers and small business owners who work each and every day to better their families and are the backbone of our communities. I will work tirelessly to end the opioid epidemic that has plagued our state for far too long.
"For over a year, I have been campaigning throughout NH-01. In fact, I am the only candidate to have visited each and every town and city in our district and the only one, of ether political party, to be holding town hall meetings with the voters we seek to represent. Regardless of where I have campaigned, a similar thread has become a common theme; Granite Staters are fed up with politicians and broken promises. They are hungry for a fresh voice who understands that being an elected official isn’t a career or a stepping stone. It is about service. As a strong supporter of term limits, I will go to Washington, fight for the conservative values I hold dear, and then come home. It is beyond time to fix the way we do things in Washington, but unless we change who we send there, we will never accomplish that goal. I look forward to spending now until Election Day earning the support of the voters, but most importantly, once elected, I will spend every day hence delivering on the promises I’ve made and making the voters proud of the representation they have on Capitol Hill."