Meet Edmond Laplante
Edmond Laplante is a grandfather, father, son, brother, and uncle. He's also a Marine Corps veteran. While in the Marines, he was awarded many medals for his leadership skills, advising his peers and mentoring his junior Marines.
While preparing to re-enlist, he got custody of his 10-year-old son and decided that was no life to raise a child, so he moved back to New England where he purchased a house in Richmond, New Hampshire. He has resided there for close to two decades.
Unfortunately, after being there less than a month, his son Shane broke his leg in an ATV accident. Being a single parent and the only provider for his household, he took a second job at Walmart to help pay for his bills. So he knows what it's like to struggle to make ends meet, as so many Americans do.
Ed's primary job is an auto mechanic for a small garage, where he's been employed for the past 30 years. At the garage he enjoys advising his peers and mentors junior mechanics of all ages. As part of his daily routine, Ed talks to many customers of all political viewspoints about issues that affect people from all walks of life. From blue collar to white collar, law enforcement, firemen, judges, lawyers, fast food workers, janitors, teachers, etc. He's gotten in the habit of listening to their issues to try to understand where they're coming from, regardless of his points of views, because in Ed's eyes they are all part of the phrase "we the people."
These conversations are what inspired Ed to run for Senator of New Hampshire. Like others he's talked to, he's had enough of the lack of representation of the average American. It's time we sent an average person to represent New Hampshire's values, so we can make a positive impact on our communities.