What Others Are Saying
"Not only is she on the right side of several key issues that came before the council – a commuter rail study and funding for Planned Parenthood among them – but her demonstrated accessibility and responsiveness to constituents would be a breath of fresh air after the past two years, when it seemed her Republican opponent forgot Nashua – the state’s second-largest city – was part of his district."
The Keene Sentinel
"It's her track record in government service that makes her stand out as the top choice for the seat. As an executive councilor, Pignatelli pushed the council to hold public hearings on appointments of state officials and judges. She also sent detailed and informative newsletters to constituents about the council's business meetings, an unknown practice among prior councilors."
Arvind Ranade, Nashua
"My respect and admiration for her as an individual of exceptional integrity, and a hardworking public official, has steadily grown over the years - and for very good reasons."
Brad Cook, New Hampshire Business Review
"Pignatelli is personable, experienced, serious, and well-liked..."
Susan Russo, Nashua
"Give your vote to Deb Pignatelli because she's been there working for us at a job that has little fanfare and enormous responsibility, often without thanks. Return her to the job she does so that if you need help as we did, Deb will be there for you, too."
John Sias, Hollis
"Having known Deb for 25 years, I have great respect and admiration for her. Regardless of the issue, I have found her completely honest and honorable. A class act, she is the type of political office holder that New Hampshire can be proud of."
Liz Thomas, Selectwoman, Town of Peterborough
"Debora is the vastly better choice - more experienced, more knowledgeable, better in every way. Her job as Executive Councilor is as difficult as it is demanding, but she does it beautifully, with honor and intelligence. She has served her constituents extremely well and we would be wise to support her."
James Squires, M.D., former State Senator
"She is both an outstanding individual and a public servant whose integrity is beyond reproach, whose interest in serving is for all the right reasons, and whose political philosophy is free of extreme views. She approaches each issue with an open and inquiring mind, a refreshing contrast to many holders of elective office who offer predetermined answers before bothering to ask any questions!
Jim Pilliod, Republican State Representative from Belmont
"She was always working to help people, especially children."
Rick Russman, former Republican Chair of the Senate Environment Committee
"She is sensitive to the needs of people, and was a very caring Senator. She is extraordinarily bright and passionate about the issues. She has the ability to reach out to Republicans and Democrats alike. But she is also a great mom ... very connected to her children."
Sylvia Larsen, Senator, Concord, NH
"Nashua should know that Senator Pignatelli's steadfast opposition to tollbooths ground them to a halt. I know. I saw her successful efforts..."
Stephen Reno, Chancellor
"Thanks for your consistent support for the University System, especially Keene State College."
"A woman of uncommon common sense."
"Councilor Pignatelli deserves congratulations for putting taxpayers first."
"Credit Nashua Democratic Councilor Debora Pignatelli for asking DRED (Department of Resources and Economic Development) the hard questions and being skeptical of the responses."
"If Debora Pignatelli gets her way, local residents will become more familiar with the Welcome Center off Exit 6 of the F.E. Everett Turnpike. That's because the Nashua Councilor is spearheading efforts to move the state Division of Motor Vehicles licensing substation there."
Regarding the downtown Nashua Liquor Store planned closing - "Playing a key role on the lobbying end was Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli, who testified at a public hearing... that the store played a vital role in downtown Nashua and shouldn't be closed."
Barry Conway, Commandant, New Hampshire Veterans Home
"Your past efforts on behalf of the Veterans Home have made a significant and lasting contribution toward an enhanced quality of life for our residents."
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