Andrew Bagley

Candidate Bio


Andrew Bagley lives in Portsmouth with his wife and daughter. Educated at the University of New Haven, he works as a technical sales engineer. Beyond his day job, Andrew takes on a civic role as a member of the Portsmouth City Council. He also serves as Chamber Liaison and chairs the Parking, Traffic, and Safety Committee. His community involvement extends to being part of the YMCA of the Seacoast Advisory Board, serving as Secretary for PopUpNH, and participating in the Athenaeum as a Proprietor and a member of its Nominating Committee. Balancing these varied roles, Andrew is committed to both his family and his community.
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Why I'm Running

As an incumbent City Councilor in Portsmouth, I am running for re-election with a proven commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. My experience as an engineer has allowed me to drive positive change in our city's infrastructure to ensure it is more accessible to all residents.

During my tenure, I have prioritized accountability, transparency, and open communication in city governance. I believe in the importance of holding our government accountable for its actions and finances. Transparency means providing residents with easy access to information about city operations and expenditures, fostering trust.

Open communication is key to addressing the concerns of our citizens and working together to find solutions. My track record demonstrates my dedication to creating a community where every voice is heard.

In conclusion, my re-election campaign is built on a foundation of inclusivity, accessibility, accountability, transparency, and open communication. With your continued support, I will continue to work tirelessly to make Portsmouth a better place for all its residents.

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Position On Issues

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The questions we asked:

A comprehensive housing market study for the Portsmouth Housing Authority identified unmet demand for more than 3,000 additional housing units in our city, mostly for rental units. The study also pointed out that almost 50% of Portsmouth residents live in rented homes. Renters effectively pay a share of the owner’s property taxes. But while property owners, especially those in desirable parts of the city, have benefitted from astonishing rises in their home equity, renters — through no fault of their own — have not shared in the wealth creation. Just the opposite: as rents and the cost of living rise steadily, renters are more cost-burdened every year. You aspire to represent this huge constituency. 
Question #1: How should the city address the specific needs of renters?

The next generations will either benefit or suffer from the policies we enact today regarding climate change, sustainability, and the move from fossil fuels to clean energy. 
Question #2: Do you accept that urgent measures are required and, if so, how aggressive should the city be in addressing the crisis?

Records show that the top complaint from Portsmouth neighborhoods for decades has been drivers speeding on their streets. The city has begun implementing traffic calming measures. Changes to infrastructure are the single most effective way to address the issue. Drivers often object at first, but the measures have proven effective. At the same time, the city is doing more to accommodate residents who would rather walk or bike. 
Question #3: What kinds of initiatives would you support that further calm traffic and make more of Portsmouth safer for residents on foot or bike?