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ALEC-FreedomWorks Legislator of the Week

This week, ALEC and FreedomWorks introduce New Hampshire State Senator John Reagan from the 17th district. Reagan represents three counties in southeast New Hampshire. In his 11th year as a state legislator, Reagan serves in the Granite State’s Senate as the Chair on Education, Vice-Chair on Finance, and Vice-Chair on Executive Departments and Administration.

Why did you run for office?

Senator Reagan- I retired to New Hampshire from a much less free state. I want New Hampshire to continue with its more free agenda and I am willing to volunteer to maintain that freedom.

In your view, what is the biggest issue before your state’s legislature and your position on it?

Senator Reagan-  The biggest single issue is the curse of government growth.  Government is so pervasive that there’s often a disincentive for people to work hard.

What project or law are you most proud of and why?

Senator Reagan- I am most proud of my work on the First Retirement Commission. I suggested changes to improve the viability of the system. It was a great source of personal satisfaction.

How has ALEC helped you as a legislator?

Senator Reagan – ALEC is a valuable research assistant to the legislature. In the piles of information presented to legislators, the truth is often hard to find. ALEC provides timely, credible information that helps me learn about the issues.

What has been the most rewarding part of representing your district?

Senator Reagan – I am constantly amazed by the people of my district and their skills and talents that benefit their neighbors and the entire state. Serving my district and forming strong relationships delight me every day.

Each week, ALEC and FreedomWorks showcase legislators who embody the principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism.