Christine SeibertPrimary Election 2022 WinnerGeneral Election 2022 WinnerDemocrat
My name is Christine Seibert, I am 38 years old and am a proud “Progressive Democrat”. I have worked on many campaigns and organizations over the past 8 years. While volunteering as part of a legislative tracking team, I found my passion is to be in our state legislature. As your Representative, I will listen to and fight for your concerns, equality for all, public education, and Progressive change. I am endorsed by the New Hampshire Young Democrats, Right and Democracy, The Progressive Turnout Project, and US Representative Ro Khanna.
Activist/Volunteer for the following: Open Democracy (Granny D), Rights and Democracy, Bernie Sanders/Our Revolution, Bernie Sanders 2016 & 2020, the campaigns of Scott McGilvray (late), Kevin Cavanaugh, Joyce Craig, Chris Pappas, Steve Marchand, and many others.
Ran for this same position in 2020 and lost only by 7 votes, which should make everyone realize how much every vote counts and all our voices matter.
Current jobCommunity Activist and running to be your next Ward 1 State Representative
Insurance CSR, Bernie Sanders Political Campaign Operations Manager, and Political Candidate, Activism
Current residenceI live on 96 Eve Street with my husband Paul Barton, who is a proud Navy Veteran and is also a member of the American Legion’s Sweeney Post 2. We have called the North End our home since 2013.
Time lived in NHI have been a resident by choice for 11 years. Prior to that, I was born and raised in the Metro Atlanta area, moving here for my husband's job as a Software Engineer. I knew no one when we first moved here, but everyone has welcomed us with open arms and we now have a whole new second family. We love the smaller city feel and do not miss the traffic!
Graduated from Parkview High School and studied Anthropology at Georgia State University - GPC
Best way to contact candidateI believe our political representatives should be accessible to their constituents, so I am invested in
making myself available via email or phone for anybody in Ward 1 who has a concern or question that I
can help with. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 603-892-2685
WebsiteChristine 4 NH
If elected or re-elected, please describe legislation you expect to sponsor or co-sponsor.
I will sponsor or co-sponsor any bill that:
– Improves access to drug and mental health rehabilitation
– Increases the availability of affordable housing
– Repeals the attacks on reproductive rights
– Repeals and/or rolling back the disastrous voucher bill
– Provide for common sense gun reforms, and many others
I am willing to work with people of all political stripes on other issues that affect everyday folks. I will also strive to prevent any further “bad bills” from passing.
What are the most important concerns you’ve heard from Manchester residents and how can you address those concerns if elected or re-elected?
Public Education, Climate Change/Renewable Energy, and everything else that no one has bothered to deal with during the past session.
New Hampshire legislators are citizen legislators and being a legislator is a significant time commitment. How much time per week can you spend on legislative duties while the Senate/House is in session?
24/7, I am available anytime for my North End neighbors and will work hard. I have made the choice to dedicate my life to public service.
How do you feel the current divisive political climate in the United States will impact the New Hampshire General Court over the next two years and how would you navigate that divisiveness in your duties?
Being honest is all that matters, I will speak the truth and back it up with facts. I have no problem dispelling disinformation and conspiracies as they have no place in the general court. When we can demonstrate the value in something there is still hope to make improvements in our state. I will always vote for the best policies for the state for the committee(s) I am serving and for the good of our community on the House Floor.
What is the most significant issue facing Manchester residents at the municipal level and how can you, as a legislator aid the city government on that issue?
Prevent any further unnecessary local property tax hikes, which are ultimately caused by downshifting from the State.
In your conversations with voters, what is the most significant issue to them right now? How would you address that if elected or re-elected?
To bring the money back into our Public School System and support our educators and students as they deserve, instead of demonizing them.
In your opinion, what were the five most significant pieces of legislation introduced over the last two years? Please explain what made them significant.
Any great pieces of legislation that were introduced last session were either killed by the Republican majority or have been tabled for the future. Unfortunately, the so-called Free State Project and NH Liberty Alliance have both been a detriment to our state and limited our forward progress. In recent years, many of the bills passed by the General Court have regressed us for decades. There is a lot more I could say, so for more information please feel free to contact me via email, phone, or social media. (Contact details are on my website as well.)