Executive Councilor (2004 - 2010, 2012 - 2014); Senator, NH Senate (1992 - 2002); Representative, NH House of Representatives (1986 - 1991); The Children's Lobby and the Women's Legislative Lobby; Executive Director, Nashua Girl's Club; Director of Tenant Services, Nashua Housing Authority
22 Appletree Green
Nashua, NH 03062
I've lived in Nashua since 1973 with my husband, Mike. We have two sons who have now graduated from college after growing up in New Hampshire. I have deep roots in New Hampshire - ever since the age of 5 when my family enjoyed the beauty of New Hampshire in the lakes region.
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, and I haven't changed from my steadfast values that led to my 10 election victories. 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 bring a moderate independent voice to Concord.