"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
Born in Orlando, Florida, Valerie grew up just 2 miles from downtown, on beautiful spring fed Clear Lake. She and her older brother were raised by their mother, who became a widow at the young age of 29. Valerie loved the outdoors, horseback riding, climbing orange trees and swimming in the lake with the friendly alligators. She learned at an early age to help her mother in running the nursing home that her mother acquired when she lost her husband. All of that experience naturally led her to a career in nursing receiving her AS in nursing in 1975. A few years later she completed her BA in Psychology with honors. After that, her newfound interest in animal medicine led her to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon moving to NH in 1991, she soon met her husband of 22 years, Allen, a native of Lancaster, NH. Homeopathic medicine and natural health have become her essential lifestyles. She supports medical freedom; the right for men and women to search out any form of medicine that they feel would be best for them and their families; which would include all "alternative" modalities. They have recently welcomed their third grandchild and first grandson. After selling her animal hospital in 2008, Valerie turned to political activism. Inspired by G. Edward Griffin's (author of "the Creature from Jekyll Island") call to stop complaining about city hall and become city hall her first venture started in local politics as a selectman in New Hampton for 3 years. After that, she ran for state representative and is currently finishing her freshman 2 year term. Her main goals as a legislator, besides defending the NH Constitution, is to reform the current way the state does its banking. Instead of borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars a year and paying out more than 70 Million dollars in interest every year to Wall Street Banks, it seems more prudent and logical for the state to have its own banking license and create virtually interest free money to perform the banking duties of the state; funding infrastructure, creating jobs, and lowering property taxes, while at the same time supporting all of our locally state chartered community banks. For more information click the green button.
Valerie is convinced that the keystone to most issues is the control of money. It has been in private hands for too long and isn't working very well for us. It is time for our government to do what it can and should do; and that is to create the money we need to do our commerce, repair our infrastructure, grow our businesses and provide job opportunities.