Richard H. Girard is a well known and highly respected conservative public figure and opinion maker in southern New Hampshire. A native of Manchester, Rich has devoted three decades to serving and educating the community about the critical issues in local politics and government. Rich has been elected as an alderman at-Large, school committeeman at-Large and a charter commissioner and served as a mayor's aide. He hosted the Girard at Large in the Morning radio show for over six years and is in 15th year as a weekly TV show host on community television. He has published this blog since 2011. Rich has served on non-profit boards and has worked for the past 20 years in personal finance.