Steven Borne’s foray into the 1999 New Hampshire primary process exposed him to the inefficiencies of the presidential campaign process as well as to the option of writing letters to the editor. His letters were not intended to complain but to offer genuine solutions to difficult problems. An aggregation of all these ideas led to his founding a fledgling independent party whose mission was to develop intelligent solutions to going problems in society as opposed to half-measures more political in nature than well thought-out.
Unfortunately this new party failed to land a place on the NH ballot, leading Mr. Borne to the conclusion that NH’s election laws needed to change. Ultimately this led to a deeper insight that the way to revitalize our democracy was to get US citizens to change their behavior as well. Since then, the siren song has called to the engineer in Mr. Borne to develop ideas aimed at enabling our nation to “self-correct,” that is, better manage all the government services we buy and, as well, develop practical action steps for doing so.
Steven Borne received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with minors in Ocean Engineering and Business from the University of New Hampshire. While working full time, he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from Northeastern University with an MBA. He has spent the past thirty years as a Controls Engineer, Project Engineer, Program Manager, and Marketing and Sales for small businesses and multi-national corporations.
2019 will be his 28th year riding the Pan Mass Challenge, raising funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He has coached his sons through thirteen seasons of youth sports, and graduated with the Leadership NH Class of 2017.
He currently resides with his family in Rye, New Hampshire. Consuming Government is his first book.