Cheshire County 9       Special General           Election Oct 26

For too long the majority in Cheshire County District 9 has had the power to take away our rights. It's time to take back control and stand up for the citizens of Cheshire County and New Hampshire.

My Story

I grew up in Atkinson, NH and graduated from Timberlane Regional High School in 1973. I've been a blue collar worker my entire working career. I live with my husband in Dublin. My husband and I are both retired. I'm watching what is happening to our country and I will no longer stand back and watch it happen. It's time for some common sense in Cheshire County District 9.

Let me tell you what has brought me to run in this election. I never had any interest in politics, although I have voted in every election since I was 18. I will by no means ever consider myself a politician, even when I am elected to the NH House of Representatives. However, what has been going on in our county and country has changed me. I want my voice heard as I think most people do. By electing me, I will be your voice and represent you. 

I am an average citizen who is tired of the elitist lead government that wants us average citizens to not be recognized as individuals, that are having our rights as US citizens whittled away, our Constitution disregarded and our country overrun by those who disregard the law.

I am against mandates for vaccines.  This is a personal decision and is between you and your doctor.  I will never support mandates.

Another concern is Taxes, which I will advocate for fiscal responsibility and as your representative I will always fight against an income or sales tax, to cut taxes and to reduce regulations on small businesses.  I am for, a balanced budget, clean air and water, fighting against racism and discrimination in our schools and continuing the fight against opioid addiction, overdoses and deaths. 

I obviously won’t get rich on $100.00 a year, driving back and forth to Concord, but I will do it to make a difference and bring our county’s voice to Concord with me.

Now that I have won my Primary, I hope I can continue to earn your support and that you will join me in my campaign and vote for me in the Special Election on October 26.


"One of the keys to success is energy and Rita Mattson is loaded with it!"                                                                                           Augusta Petrone, friend and fellow DAGOP member                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "It is a pleasure to endorse Rita Mattson of Dublin, a candidate for the NH House of Representatives. Rita brings a robust conservative view, and she will not be one to vote because she is told to, instead, Rita is one who will take her time to thoroughly study and understand any House Bill that comes before her prior to casting a vote.  I strongly urge the voters of Cheshire County District 9 - Dublin, Roxbury, Harrisville and Jaffrey, to support Rita Mattson."                                                        Marilyn L. Huston, CCRC Chair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Before he passed December 9, 2020 I was proud to have an endorsement from Dick Hinch.                                                                "I am excited to announce my endorsement of Rita Mattson for the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Rita grew up in our state and is a life-long blue collar worker. Her Live Free or Die principles and blue-collar work ethic are exactly what we need in Concord. At the State House, we have fought an income tax, sales tax, and reckless spending proposals. Rita will be a champion in that fight, and she will do a great job representing the people of Cheshire District 9. "                                              Dick Hinch, NH House of Representatives, House Republican Leader

Rita & Augusta