"Day and night for over 40 years,
I have been responding as a member of the Rescue Squad
to help my neighbors in their times of need.
I pledge to bring that same level of commitment,
responsiveness, and service as a representative as I have as an EMT."
ON THE ISSUES...
We need to make it easier to start and/or grow a business in New Hampshire, including recognizing out-of-state professional licensing.
We should focus on more and affordable housing while respecting local control and expand our workforce with an emphasis on technical and career education.
Educational Freedom Accounts offer families a way to provide the different focus and environment that some students need to succeed. I support a balanced blend of education options: public, private, charter, & home schools.
We should encourage hands-on, real-world learning like the Learn Everywhere programs, apprenticeships, and school/business collaborations and internships.Higher Education
We need to examine and support ways to expand access to higher education. One example is dual enrollment programs for high schoolers working with community colleges.
Our community colleges are hidden jewels. They teach skills for jobs that communities need and, working with the university system, offer a more affordable way to get college credits. Let's make it easier to transfer credits from community colleges.
Listen to Margaret on the Steve Smith Podcast 9/21/2020
Margaret Drye is a 42 year resident of Plainfield, NH. She has dedicated time to volunteering in her community, including:
Margaret Drye graduated cum laude from Mt. Holyoke College. She is a member of the Leadership New Hampshire graduating class of 1996, as well as a graduate and former board member of the Vesta Roy Excellence in Public Service Series. She contributes as a field editor for Taste of Home Magazine and as a columnist to the Valley News. She has held elected positions in her community including 15 years as clerk of the Plainfield Village Water District and as a current Plainfield Cemetery Trustee. She is also a former member and chairman of the Plainfield Finance Committee and was co-chair of Plainfield's 250th Anniversary Celebration. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E).