When I ran for State Representative my agenda was to work on
energy and environmental issues, encourage small business,
and protect New Hampshire citizens from the predatory practices
of payday loan lenders. Over the past two years we have made
great strides in these areas, but there is much more to do.
I am running for State Senate, because our district needs
new, more responsive leadership.
As a small business owner, I know the challenges that owners
face. Working in and around the developing renewable energy
and engineering fields, I understand what it takes to develop and
market new products.
My experience as a small business owner in the energy
and science sectors and my record as a State
Representative demonstrate that I can be the voice
Senate District 9 deserves.
During my time in the State House I have authored and worked
on critical pieces of legislation for environment and the working
families of our state.
I authored and was able push through legislation expanding net
metering; I also sponsored a bill to allow residential customers to
a rebate for putting renewable energy generation on their
homes. While I was working on these bills and others to help
protect our state’s most precious resource, the District 9 Senator
continued to vote against bills with broad bipartisan support that
will protect our environment and lower energy costs to rate
payers. She was one of only 8 Senators to vote against the
Regional Green House Gas Initiative.
In 1999, Senate Bill 99 passed on a voice vote. This lifted the 2%
per month (about 27% yearly) interest rate cap on small loans.
This allowed the payday and title loan companies to move into
New Hampshire, and to charge interest rates as high as 1000%
per year. There is no record of Senator Roberge objecting
to this bill. Considering that her husband was banking
commissioner for 24 years and serving at that time, she
should have known better. The bill I sponsored ended these
predatory practices for good!
Our State deserves forward thinking Senators who will
fight for what means most to the working families of New
Hampshire, and our current Senator has failed to take up
In the past two years, I worked hard and accomplished more than
many long-time members of the House and Senate. I hope to
bring this same energy (no pun intended!) to the New Hampshire
Senate district 9, representing Bedford, Merrimack, New Boston,
Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough, and Greenfield. To bring
responsive and progressive leadership to Concord I need
your help. Please write a check today or contribute online
for $1000, $250, $100 or as much as you can afford to
Friends of Mike Kaelin.
Or call to find out how you can help this campaign by hosting a
house party, putting up a yard sign, or writing letters to the editor.
Thank you for your help! Together we can bring the voice of the
people of District 9 to Concord!
Representative Mike Kaelin
New Hampshire Senate District 9
Bedford, Merrimack, New Boston, Mont Vernon,Lyndeborough,
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I want to thank all of my
friends for their support in my run for State Senate during the last election.
Unfortunately the demographics
were against us. Please keep in touch and we will see what happens in
Now I am busy developing my
consulting business and enjoying New Hampshires wonderfully varied seasons.