Representative Linda Harriott-Gathright

Linda Harriott-Gathright
NH House of Representatives – Ward 9 / District 36 – 1st term (2013-2014)
Alderman – Ward 9
Board member – NDCC
Co-chair & Founding Member – Nashua Community Conversation on Race & Justice
My Brother’s Keeper

Former Representative Harriott-Gathright is running for her second term representing Ward 9. 

Contact Information:

Phone:  (603) 880-4537
Email:  lindahg4rep@gmail.com

Community Involvement:

My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is a community strategic action plan, to ensure all our young people can achieve their full potential.  Below are the primary goals of Nashua MBK Community Challenge:

  •  Entering School read to learn
  •  Reading at grade level by third grade
  •  Preventing violence and providing second chances

Co-Chair Nashua Conversation on Race & Justice (NCCRJ) our mission is to provide continuous conversation between the community and law enforcement by increasing safety, trust, and empathy.  Building positive communication in the community where everyone will be heard and taken seriously.

  • As an  Alderman I serve on the following committees:
    • Board of Aldermen (BOA)
    • Finance – member
    • Board of Health – liaison
    • Human Affairs – Secretary
    • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – sub liaison
    • Substandard Living Conditions Special – Secretary
    • CODG – sub liaison
    • Community Consortium – sub liaison
    • Nashua Transit  System – liaison
    • Attend other committee when able to, i.e. Budget
  • Trustee – New Fellowship Baptist Church
  • Treasurer – Tri-State Baptist Convention (UBC of MA, RI & NH Inc).

Prior Community Involvement:

  • Appointed by the Deputy Speaker of the House to serve on SB384- which was a study committee to determine the best practice to regulate synthetic cannabinoids in New Hampshire.
    • Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis that can affect the brain
  • Former NH Commissioner for the Status of Women
  • Served on the budget committee for Hillsborough County

Background:

  • Nashua resident for 39 years (34 of which are in Ward 9)
  • Mother of 5 – grandmother of 10
  • AS & BS degrees from Daniel Webster College

Career:

I am retired from Verizon after 34 ½ years, with a back ground in writing contracts for third party vendors as well as process and procedures for new technology (DSL, Fiber etc.). I have managed a team of 4-240 personnel.

Substitute teacher – Nashua School District

Why I’m running:

I view the state of our City and State as needing to move forward, with innovation that will attract young people, as well as inviting to our children, so they will return to NH after their continuing education is completed.  We must be a future State, with easy access in and out for our millennials.  My top priorities for the City are rail, essential services as public education, mental and medical health, police department, firefighters, affordable housing, sustainable wages, our infrastructure and a great performing arts center.

I understand the plight of teaching today.  I serve as a substitute teacher when I can and very active in the community as an advocate for civil rights.

I am a servant of the people!  Please donate to champion my run for Nashua Ward 9 State Representative…Thank You for believing and trusting my abilities to lead!