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Forsythe enters District 4 senate race

February 15, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under State House



Jim Forsythe enters the race for the GOP nomination in state Senate District 4. George Hurt is already in the race. Democrat Kathy Sgambati currently holds the seat.

Below is Forsythe’s press release:

Forsythe Declares Candidacy for District 4 State Senate Seat
Laconia, NH- Conservative Republican Jim Forsythe announces his candidacy for the District 4 State Senate Seat.

Jim Forsythe is a small business owner, an Air Force veteran, an aeronautical engineer, and a part-time professor at UNH. Jim’s diverse background in business, the military and academia has instilled in him a deep love for his country and a fierce passion to defend and renew the principles for which it stands.

As a candidate for the New Hampshire State Senate District 4 seat, Jim is committed to reversing the runaway spend-then-tax agenda that has led to the record deficits in Concord. In 2009, the New Hampshire legislature raised taxes and fees over 38 times. To add insult to injury, a jobs-killing “LLC tax” was passed around midnight on June 24, 2009 without the benefit of a public hearing.

Jim Forsythe believes that these types of abuses must be stopped. Jim pledges to be a State Senator who will serve the citizens of District 4 with transparency and accountability, bringing new energy and integrity to the race.

As a small businessman, Jim knows that the economic engines that will create jobs are already right here in our communities – from mom and pop operations to fledgling high tech firms. Forsythe will work to reduce and eliminate the excessive taxes and bureaucratic regulations that cripple small businesses while they are attempting to expand and create new jobs.

Jim Forsythe has taken a leading role to repeal the new “LLC tax”. Adding this to the current business profits tax of 8.5% will result in a completely uncompetitive 13.5% tax rate. Jim is working with Senator Jeb Bradley to pass Bradley’s bill to repeal the “LLC tax”.

Jim believes that government must be restrained in its scope of activities. The last two sessions of the New Hampshire legislature passed budgets that raised spending 25% over previous ones. Today the politicians and bureaucrats in Concord have produced budgets that are hundreds of millions of dollars out of balance. Jim Forsythe believes that it is time to restore fiscal sanity in Concord and to lessen the burden of high taxes on the families of State Senate District 4.

Forsythe is a former USAF pilot who flew KC-135 combat support missions throughout Europe and the Middle East. He was awarded three aerial achievement medals and his senior pilot wings.

Jim graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. After completing his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Wichita State University, Jim became an Associate Professor at the Air Force Academy where he taught for five years. He was awarded the Frank J. Seiler Award for groundbreaking research in the computational fluid dynamics field.

Jim is married to his college sweetheart, Sue, and they have two children, Kate and Connor. They live in the town of Strafford where Jim has been co-chair of the local Taxpayers Coalition and was the Cub Master of the Cub Scout Pack.

Please join Jim and his family for the “Forsythe for State Senate District 4” kickoff event at the Margate Resort in Laconia on February 25th at 6:00 PM. RSVP by contacting Jim at, by telephoning 603-822-2588 or by signing up online at

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