I'm running because reading the political news this past year has made me an activist. My family owns and runs the Lewis Farm, so I am no stranger to hard work. As a woman of action, when I say I'm running to make a difference, I will do it.
It's time for new voices to speak out and make a difference in New Hampshire politics. I will focus on solving problems: like a statewide plan to treat opiate addiction, funding full day kindergarten, sustainable state healthcare funding, and a dedicated infrastructure project approach; not creating more unnecessary and restrictive laws like a poll tax on college students and using tax dollars to subsidize private K-12 education.
As a mother of two, an employer, an architect, and a business owner, I know how to balance a budget. I believe it is important to secure the funds for a project before committing. I have a background in putting together creative financing solutions for construction projects, and in urban planning and transportation solutions for the Concord Transportation Planning Advisory Committee, and I bring that knowledge to my work for Merrimack 27.
Our legislature is more polarized than it has been in over 100 years. As a transactional attorney, I am skilled at the art of compromise and negotiation. I am comfortable reaching across the aisle to solve our pressing state issues, such as ten-year infrastructure financing.
If you are looking for a progressive candidate who cares about constituent services, and making Concord a great place to live, the buck stops here: I won't let you down.
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“I support Architect Attorney McWilliams as a powerhouse professional willing to stand up for HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, and ENERGY for our community and families.”
October 16, 2018
Phew, there is a lot of paperwork when you're a candidate! I put together my latest campaign finance report today and marched it over to the State House. It was exciting to see how the enthusiasm and donations have grown since embarking on this journey in early summer!
We are SOOOOOOOO close to reaching our $5,000.00 fundraising goal before the November 6th General Election. I really appreciate your support to get me this far, and every dollar counts.
It would be my honor to receive a final donation from you of $25/$50/$100 or whatever you can afford before November 6th.
Thanks for your support, I wouldn't be running without your help.
September 12, 2018
I am thrilled to announce that with 47% of the vote, McWilliams will be on the November ballot for Concord State Rep!!! This sure looks like a mandate from the people.
Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make this possible, it truly was a team win. I am looking forward to taking some time to relax, and catch up on client work, and then do my due diligence for the 2019 legislative session.
If you'd like to help us celebrate and prepare for the general election, donate on CrowdPAC. You can donate up to $1,000 between the Primary and General election. Not that I'm expecting that. Just sayin' ;)
Thanks a million for your support!
September 6, 2018
This is the last blitz to get in front of voters before the 9/11 Primary!
The Primary Election is on TUESDAY 9/11 from 7am to 7pm at Polling Stations in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7. If you are available for some or part of the day (even before or after work), I would greatly appreciate your help with holding signs at the polls. Contact me to sign up for a timeslot and location.
The Election Night Party is just after polls close, 7-8:30 at my office, 40 Thorndike Street, Suite 2A. Access is from the main parking lot stair tower. This is a party to celebrate YOU, my amazing volunteers and supporters, and hopefully a victory if we do everything right between now and then!!
Friday night, 5pm, we will have a sign standout outside the Woman's Club, 44 Pleasant St before their "meet the candidates night" at 5:30 (free parking in back)
I will be knocking doors all day Saturday and Sunday. If you would like to help out, I have walk packets of around 35 doors that you can adopt to help me drop literature to primary voters.
Election day Prep is happening Monday evening 5-9ish - message me if you are available to help put together packets, assemble signs, and drop off items at the polls.
Every dollar counts, so if you have been thinking about re-donating, consider yourself asked!
August 29, 2018
Running a campaign is hard work. There never seems to be enough of me to go around, and I ended up under the weather last week from the inevitable lack of sleep and juggling mom/work/campaign/too many balls at once. So I took a mental health day for myself, because we don't talk about mental health enough at the State House.
I am feeling much better now, keeping my eyes on the goal - getting at least 2,000 votes in the Democratic Primary Election on 9/11. Your support so far has been amazing for the campaign - we sent out 2,405 candidate introduction letters last week, purchased yard signs, and continue to buy paper and ink to print palm cards in-house for the 100+ doors I am knocking daily.
I know you've already donated, and your support has been amazing, but we have one more BIG push to send Get Out The Vote post cards to all of the known primary voters. The cost is $1,500 and I really do need help to get these out the door.
Can you support me with one more donation to make sure the voters know who I am and remember to show up at the Primary polls?
August 16, 2018
Proud to announce that my campaign has been endorsed by the New Hampshire Young Democrats. I'm excited to be running as a young progressive and the face of the future in NH politics.
You too could be getting a personalized thank you card for your financial contribution!