New Hampshire Executive Council, District 5
I’ve lived in Nashua since 1973 with my husband, Mike. We have two sons, Adam and Benjamin, who have now graduated from college after growing up in New Hampshire. Our son, Adam, is married to Jessica and they have a one-year-old son, Ethan.
A graduate of the University of Denver, I was the first Executive Director of the Nashua Girl’s Club.
I first ran for public office in 1986 as a state representative and then as a state senator. I stopped the Nashua tollbooths, helped bring education funding to my district, was tough on crime and soft on children. In 2004, I was elected to the Executive Council, sometimes called the Governor’s Council. Since being elected to the Governor’s Council, I have shone a bright spotlight on the practice of awarding NO BID contracts and approving retroactive contracts. I have voted to approve excellent Judicial nominees and am proud of my votes approving Agency Heads and members of our many State Boards and Commissions. I lost my election in 2012 when many good progressive candidates were swept out of office.
I will return a progressive voice to Concord.