Patricia CornellPrimary Election 2022 WinnerGeneral Election 2022 Winner
Running forState Represenntative - Hillsborough 22 (Ward 11)
Running as Democrat
Attended Manchester public schools,Wilson and Central. Graduate degree from UNH.
Guidance counselor at the Middle School at Parkside for 36 years. Water Works Commissioner for 6 years. Presently a Manchester Library Trustee.
Married to my husband Rik for 44 years
Have served 4 terms as a state representative, 4 on the Education Committee
Guidance counselor at the Middle School at Parkside for 36 years.
Current residence787 Montgomery Street
Time lived in NHEntire life
Wilson Elementary, Manchester High School Central, University of New Hampshire, BA and MEd
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If elected or re-elected, please describe legislation you expect to sponsor or co-sponsor.
Advocate for fully funded education in NH.
Increase state portion of retirement funding for teachers.
Funding for universal Pre-K
Limit increases in energy costs
Increase the minimum wage
What are the most important concerns you’ve heard from Manchester residents and how can you address those concerns if elected or re-elected?
Affordable housing – I will support affordable housing initiatives.
Improve access to medical and mental,health services.
Stop downshifting costs to local property taxes
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?
I will spend as much time serving as necessary. Last session my committee often met 4 days a week from 9-4.
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?
I believe I decide how to vote based on what is best for my community.
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?
The economy. Wages are low, rents and property taxes are high. We need to increase the minimum wage and do something about rent control.
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?
We need to stop downshifting costs to local districts. The state also needs to pay a higher portion of the retirement costs of pubic employees as it did in the past.
In your opinion, what were the five most significant pieces of legislation introduced over the last two years? Please explain what made them significant.
Establish an adult dental health benefit under the state Medicaid program – dental care can effect many aspects of life and health.
Establish a NH commission on homelessness. This is not a one issue problem, it requires a wrap around solution
Increasing the minimum wage, although unsuccessful, it is impossible to live on the current minimum wage