NHGOP Statement on Merrimack Tolls and Senator Chandley's Failed Legislative Record on Tolls


December 9, 2019

Joe Sweeney

Concord, NH - Last month, Governor Sununu led the New Hampshire Executive Council in zeroing out the Merrimack tolls along Route 3. State Senator Shannon Chandley applauded the move and has attempted to take credit for it despite her history as a roadblock to removing the tolls. The NHGOP released the following statement:

"Governor Sununu’s leadership and ability to get the job done ended the Merrimack tolls," said NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek. "His example stands in strong contrast to Senator Shannon Chandley who campaigned specifically on removing the tolls for her constituents but lacked the political courage and will to do so this past legislative session. Thanks to Governor Sununu’s leadership, families and workers that drive Route 3 everyday will save more of their hard-earned money next year. Senator Chandley talks a big game, but never delivered for her constituents. Voters in District 11 will be wise to remember next year that Republican leadership zeroed out the tolls in Merrimack while Senator Chandley was asleep at the wheel."

In 2014 as a member of the New Hampshire House, Shannon Chandley voted to defeat Senate Bill 3, eliminating certain ramp tolls on the Everett turnpike in the town of Merrimack. Roll call can be accessed here.