THANK YOU for not just reelecting me to serve all of Portsmouth, but increasing my margin of victory from twelve votes in 2015, to seven hundred and eighty-two votes this past election!

All politics are local. My experiences in Baghdad led me to relentlessly pursue achieving energy independence, mitigating climate change, and protecting our natural resources. As individuals, communities, and as a city, we all have a stake in a more sustainable future. I am excited to soon bring forward for City Council adoption the Renewable Energy Committee's local energy policy. In addition to being a framework for the government of the City of Portsmouth, the policy will also be for residents, businesses, and Pease to all become part of a Net Zero Energy Community.

I look forward to continuing to champion issues residents bring to my attention, offer forward thinking individual initiatives, and work with the other City Councilors to keep Portsmouth vibrant.

Articles on some of my efforts since the 2017 election:

Portsmouth Veterans Tax Credit Enrollment Runs through April 15
March 12, 2018
Veterans who haven't done so yet have until April 15 to sign up for the city's $500 all-veterans tax credit for the upcoming tax year.

Portsmouth City Council to discuss charter amendments Tuesday
February 19, 2018
The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and second reading Tuesday night on a new ordinance based on charter amendments.

Adopt the Flexible Renewable Energy Policy
February 19, 2018
The City Council is considering adopting a local energy policy envisioned by our 2025 Master Plan to guide Portsmouth towards using more sustainable

Councilor Denton wants Portsmouth to be a 'net zero energy' community
February 01, 2018
City Councilor Josh Denton said he plans to share a proposed "renewable energy policy" with his fellow city councilors at their Monday night meeting.

City Council appoints Hilson to Police Commission
January 17, 2018
The City Council voted 8-1 to appoint the Rev. Arthur Hilson to fill the Police Commission seat vacated by Joseph Plaia in December.

City to partner with Redgate/Kane on McIntyre project
January 16, 2018
The City Council voted 7-1 to choose Redgate/Kane as its development partner as it moves forward with a public/private partnership to try to redevelop the McIntyre Federal Building.

Opioid "safe station" proposed in Portsmouth
January 12, 2018
City Councilor Josh Denton proposes creating a city "safe station" for people who are struggling with addiction and need immediate help.

VFW to sell post to State Street Saloon owner
November 18, 2017
Members of the VFW Post 168 on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to authorize its board to begin negotiating the sale of the property.