I’m running for Governor in 2016 to keep New Hampshire moving forward — and to build a stronger economy where everyone has the chance to succeed, not just those at the top.

Working with Governor Hassan and state leaders, I cast the deciding vote on the state Executive Council to extend Medicaid health care coverage to nearly 50,000 New Hampshire citizens — including critical drug addiction treatment services for thousands. I led the successful effort to restore funding for birth control and cancer screenings at our state’s Planned Parenthood health centers, and I’ve championed solar and renewable energy projects in every corner of New Hampshire.

Now, we must keep that progress going by making the expansion of Medicaid healthcare coverage and addiction treatment services permanent, by keeping Planned Parenthood funded, by strengthening our schools, and by investing in solar and renewable energy projects that are critical for boosting our clean tech economy, limiting energy costs, protecting our environment, and creating thousands of jobs.

As a dad, as a business leader at some of our state’s best employers, and as an elected official representing over a quarter-million of my fellow citizens — I love New Hampshire and I’ll work hard to keep it moving forward.

Paid for by Van Ostern for New Hampshire. Debby Butler, Treasurer. P.O. Box 3931, Manchester, NH 03105