Media Advisory - For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Contact: Lisa Bunker, candidate 207 985-2053
EXETER STATE REP LISA BUNKER RUNNING FOR REELECTION
Exeter State Representative Lisa Bunker has filed to run for reelection in 2020. Bunker, a democrat, is self-employed as an author. Before taking up writing full time she had a thirty year career in non-commercial radio. She moved to Exeter in 2015 to be with her partner, Dawn Huebner, a long-time resident, who is also an author and who has a psychology practice in town.
Bunker is running on a progressive platform, with emphasis on addressing the growing opportunity gap and dismantling systemic racism and other inequities. “My new life gives me stability and time to serve,” she says. “This was not always true. I struggled financially for much of the past decade. I know what it’s like to work two or three jobs and still come up short at the end of the month. I know what it’s like to live one paycheck away from disaster.” If elected she pledges to fight for a living wage, affordable housing, quality education, and health-care coverage for all. Other major platform planks include giving voice to the voiceless, and sustainable stewardship.
It was the 2016 election, Bunker says, that inspired her become involved in public service. “Like many other people,” she says, “I find myself in opposition to our current national administration. I reject its lies, division, fear-mongering, and bullying, and want to do all I can to stand up for truth, inclusion, trust, and basic human respect and decency.” Her campaign slogan is “Community. Courtesy. Compassion.”
Campaign website: www.lisa4exeter.com (hi res photo available on press page)