August 2, 2014

Senator David Watters Scores Bipartisan, Unanimous Endorsements from Somersworth Mayor and City Council

Promises to continue working to advance the quality of life in Somersworth


Dover, NH – Today, Democratic Senator David Watters received the endorsement of Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard and the entire City Council. The officials praised Senator Watters’ record of delivering for Somersworth families and businesses through his work modernizing the transportation system and helping revitalize the downtown area by encouraging investment from high tech firms. 

“These bipartisan endorsements show that when we rise above partisan politics we can get things done to strengthen families and grow the economy in Somersworth,” said Senator David Watters, “That way we can protect the New Hampshire advantage of a strong quality of life, low taxes and economic opportunity. I’m truly grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support in Somersworth.” 

“Senator Watters has delivered for Somersworth time and time again,” said Mayor Dana Hilliard. “He sponsored important building code legislation that will make our city safer and has fought tooth and nail for the Career and Technical Center. I’m endorsing Senator Watters because it gives me peace of mind to know we have an enthusiastic partner in Concord.”                                                                                                                                             

“Senator Watters has been the best Senator we have ever had on Somersworth issues. He is proactive and genuinely willing to hear our concerns and work with us – not just with the city government but with the business community as well,” said Jennifer Soldati, Ward 2 City Councilor and Executive Director of the Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce.

“Having worked with Senator Watters in the House, I knew he’d make a great Senator and I’m proud to support him again. Senator Watters understands that a modern and efficient transportation system is key to driving economic growth and job creation.” said Somersworth City Councilor at Large, Dale Sprauge and former State Rep. “He fought for the Route 108 upgrade and come through with state funding to study exit 10 on the Spaulding Turnpike.

The following Somersworth elected officials endorsed Senator Watters’ re-election campaign: 

  • Dana S. Hilliard, Mayor
  • Martin Pepin, Councilor, Ward 1
  • Jennifer G. Soldati, Councilor, Ward 2
  • Marcel N. Hebert, Councilor, Ward 3
  • Jonathan McCallion, Councilor, Ward 4
  • Denis Messier, Councilor, Ward 5
  • David A. Witham, Councilor, At Large
  • Dale R. Sprague, Councilor, At Large
  • Brian Tapscott, Councilor, At Large
  • Sean M. Collins, Councilor, At Large