Hi, I’m Richard Manzo, and I want you to know that I’m here to fight for you. I want to put all my effort behind ensuring that my generation can afford to move to Hillsborough County and contribute new skills to the economy, and I want to make sure long-time residents aren’t bled dry by a ballooning tax rate.
I’ve lived in Goffstown for most of my life, and I fell in love with the culture of frugality, of achieving great things while maintaining respect for the taxpayers who fund public services.
When I was 19, I decided to give back to my community by running for state representative, and although I didn’t win, I showed myself to be a leader. When the Goffstown budget committee reached out and asked if I was interested in filling a vacancy shortly after I turned 20, without hesitation I said, “Absolutely I do.”
I was then unanimously confirmed to fill that vacancy and since then I’ve been elected to keep my seat, elected to the trustees of trust funds (and made secretary), and to the library board of trustees on write-ins alone.