Hello, I'm Tony Labranche. I've been a resident of Amherst for six years now. I attended Souhegan High School and was an active member of the community. Earlier this year I ran for the Souhegan Cooperative School board where I came close to victory, running because I wanted to give back and serve my community.
Before moving to the beautiful community of Amherst I lived in Nashua, where I spent my childhood and the majority of my life growing up in.
I was first introduced to politics in 2007. In that year I remember meeting John McCain, although I didn't realize who this man was at the time, I was glad to shake his hand. I also remember watching the rise of our first black president in 2008, watching his inauguration in my first-grade class. Four years later in 2012, I went to one of his rallies in Nashua where I would meet our congresswomen Annie Kuster. I found my passion in politics a few months later through my childhood adversity. At age ten I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I saw the American healthcare system first hand and have seen how it can drain a family financially. As cliche as it sounds, from that point, I knew I wanted to help people and make the world a better place and politics seemed to be the best way for me to do so. The passion I have gained for helping my community have only grown with time, that is why I am running for state representative.
RAN FOR SOUHEGAN COOPERATIVE SCHOOL BOARD
I ran for Souhegan Cooperative School Board because of a sense of great appreciation and duty to my school which had given me so much and has made me into the person I am. During my time running for school board, I learned extensively about how New Hampshire funds its public schools, as well as many of the issues affecting the various groups around town.
ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
This year I will be one of the thirty-eight members of the New Hampshire delegation to the Democratic National Convention. I am also the youngest member of the delagation.
AMHERST DEMOCRATS TREASURER
I currently serve as the Treasurer for the Amherst Town Democratic Committee.