Roseann L. “Ann” Ehrhard Wofford.
A Haverhill woman’s second bid as a Republican candidate for the U.S House of Representatives, Third Congressional District of Massachusetts, has become official with certification of nomination papers by the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.
More than 2,800 signatures submitted from all the district’s 37 cities and towns, including Haverhill, by congressional candidate Roseann L. “Ann” Ehrhard Wofford (R-Haverhill), were certified, according to a statement earlier this week. Wofford, who ran unsuccessfully in 2014 against incumbent Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell), argues “wages are still stagnant, good jobs are hard to find and our nation’s debt has increased to more than $19 trillion.”
“If ‘we the people’ keep electing the same people, we will keep getting the same results,” Wofford said. “Our nation’s borders are still not secure, permitting illegal drugs and illegal immigrants to continue to enter our country unchecked. The Third District now has a sanctuary city (Lawrence). Health insurance costs continue to rise and government regulations continue to grow unchecked by Congress.”
Wofford was among speakers at last week’s meeting of the Haverhill Republican City Committee.
“I will work toward the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and replace it with common sense solutions such as selling health insurance across state lines and the fostering of Health Saving Accounts. I will work to reduce the number of government regulations that have a stranglehold on private sector growth. Any trade laws passed must benefit the American worker and go through Congress,” she added.
In the November, 2014 election, as WHAV reported, Wofford’s strongest placement was in her home city where she garnered 7,413 votes to Tsongas’ 10,583 votes.