Marilinda Garcia named RNC 'Rising Star'

Salem state rep is speaking at the RNC summer meeting in Boston on Thursday.

State Rep. Marilinda Garcia (R-Salem) is RNC 'Rising Star' on Aug. 15, 2013. Credit: Courtesy photo.
State Rep. Marilinda Garcia (R-Salem) is RNC 'Rising Star' on Aug. 15, 2013. Credit: Courtesy photo.

State Rep. Marilinda Garcia (R-Salem) is participating in the Republican National Committee's "Rising Stars" Town Hall during the RNC's summer meeting today in Boston.

The new program is designed to highlight Republicans who are "new voices in the party," according to the RNC.

Garcia, 30, is a four-term member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where she sits on the House Finance Committee. 

Other "Rising Stars" in the RNC spotlight today are: Karin Agness, founder and president of the Network of enlightened Women, Scott G. Erickson, Heritage Foundation writer and San Jose police officer, and T.W. Shannon, Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The RNC summer meeting is in Boston Aug. 14-16.

Scott-NH August 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM
If, by rising star, they mean someone who doesn't fulfill the wishes of their constituency and fails to show up and vote on a key piece of legislation that directly affects her community, then sure, she's doing just stellar! She may have served a few terms, however, I believe Salem will NOT be giving her another. HER voice is absent when most needed! We'll only see, or hear from her again next election.
H Hughes August 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Her star fizzled out when she turned her back to Salem by killing the Casino bill in the Super Committee.
Liz August 15, 2013 at 12:11 PM
I agree with both of you and she most certainly will NOT be getting my vote or that of the several other people I know that once voted for her.
Cheryl August 15, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Agreed. The Garcia's Bick and Sytek are out of touch with their constituency. It appears doubtful any of them will be re-elected
Tom Linehan August 16, 2013 at 09:01 AM
@Howard Hughes, @Scott-NH, @Liz, @Cheryl this is the kind of thinking that gets us hacks as state reps. I probably would not have voted as she did. But Marilinda is probably knows more about what is going on in New Hampshire as any legislator and bases her votes on clear thinking and on facts. Quite frankly I was around when the Lottery began. In fact I worked at Rockingham for the first Lottery race. And the same claims were made for it. The Lottery is a plus. But it is not the panacea that advocates claimed. The same is true of Casino Gambling. It is good for the local politicians. But for the communities that have gambling it is more of a wash. Voting against Marilinda and the others for this alone in my view is the same as cutting off your nose to spite your face.
H Hughes August 16, 2013 at 04:11 PM
@Linehan. The Garcias and Syteks are snubbing their noses at the Town of Salem. It will fall on their shoulders that Republicans lose seats because of THEIR actions. Blame Donna Sytek and David Garcia for the repercussions.
Reggie August 17, 2013 at 08:20 AM
Isn't it the role of democrats to ignore the populace and not republicans?
Cheryl August 18, 2013 at 12:54 PM
@ Tom, I think your comments would be a hard sell for Salem residents. They were let down too hard. I maintain Bick, Sytek and the Garcia’s do not have good chances for re-election. Salem residents may even feel they cut off their own noses to spite their faces by voting for the unpopular 4. Their vote against the casino bill just cut too deep.
Scott-NH August 22, 2013 at 11:11 PM
@Tom Linehan, I respectfully disagree with your assumption that my line of thinking would lessen the quality of our legislature by replacing Ms. Garcia. I'm sure she's a capable woman in respects to understanding the issues at the state house. However, when one doesn't stand up to their convictions and skips a vote on a piece of legislation that directly affects the community one represents, it highlights a lack of character, not intellect. She's not willing to stand by her choices, that's not serving her community, that's skirting them. She had an obligation to vote, up or down, she did neither on a subject matter the entire town required to her be present for.


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