Meet Lou

Commonsense Leadership for Seacoast Families

I CHOSE to be one of you, a Granite Stater. About 40 years ago I came to New Hampshire and fell in love with the beauty, and splendor of the State, and attitude of its people. We fight hard for our freedoms. I’m Lou Gargiulo and I’m running for State Senate in District 24, the Seacoast of New Hampshire.  I want to represent your interests as your next State Senator.

Why? I come to you with a servant’s heart concerned that our children’s and grandchildren’s future rests in our hands. What decisions our leaders make today will affect every one of our families and friends. I believe we need responsible leadership in Concord, to help us through these trying economic and divisive times. I will state it here, I have no ambition for higher office, just to serve you and return to my family when the job is done!

So, we raised our family right here on the Seacoast, first in Stratham and now in Hampton Falls, where I serve as a member of the Board of Selectmen.  We have a son, daughter, and wife work along side me at our family business while another son is a commercial pilot and daughter an officer in the US Army.

I know what it’s like to build a business through hard work, grit and sacrifice. I also know what it’s like to deal with bureaucratic policies that can stymie it.  And thru the dedication and hard work of our employees, our Exeter based business it is now the largest real estate management company in New England. It took sacrifice, leadership and determination—the same traits I will bring to Concord to represent you if I earn your vote.

I believe we need strong leaders with experience and integrity who will stand up to protect our way of life in New Hampshire. Someone who puts your interests first, instead of personal agendas. Someone who is more in touch with everyday pressures of buying home heating oil, gasoline for the car or food for the table. These are real and everyone from young families to retirees are feeling it.

Washington politicians’ decisions are driving up the cost of everything from a gallon of milk to a gallon of gas. Instead of providing solutions to these problems, politicians leave middle-class families in New Hampshire to foot the bill.

I will never support an income tax and will fight for innovative and responsible ways to reduce property taxes. Working with the Governor and members of both political parties, we can impart positive change to improve our children’s education, balance the budget, help small business and always put the interests of Seacoast families first.

As your Senator, I will listen to you, the constituents and bring your concerns to Concord, without influence from special interests, political elites, or any political party.  I will never compromise my core values. Any action I take or any decision I make will be guided by what’s in the best interest of the people of New Hampshire and the next generation, not the next election.

Finally, I am no stranger to social volunteerism and serving others. As an Army veteran, a former volunteer EMT /Firefighter in Stratham, a current Selectman in Hampshire Falls, a NH Legislator, and former President of the Board of Trustees of the Seacoast Repertory Theater. I believe in service to my community and this effort is the next step in giving back to the New Hampshire community that has provided so much opportunity for me and my wife, Mary.

Most importantly, I am a veteran, husband, father and grandfather and of course a furry father to Birdie, Riley, Misty, our 3 dogs and our crazy cat, Sunshine.

I truly want to ensure the brightest future for the next generations. I hope you will support me and help shape our shared vision for their future.