Representative Sue Newman

Email:  snewmannh@aol.com
Phone:  557-3846

2017-2018 Committee Assignment

Public Works and Highways Committee, which deals with the Capital Budget and the Ten Year Transportation Plan.

Accomplishments / Disappointments

It was HUGELY frustrating this past year to see that – once again –  $4 million in Federal Funds, that would go towards completing the rail study for the Capitol Corridor (commuter rail),  was voted OUT of the final  Ten year Transportation Plan

I co-sponsored HB201 FN– that would have improved firearm background checks in NH.  That legislation failed.   There was also legislation proposed to eliminate New Hampshire’s concealed carry permit, which I testified and voted against.   To my great disappointment, that legislation passed.   I’m a volunteer with MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and believe that common sense firearm legislation and the Second Amendment, can and should, co-exist.

I continue to support commuter rail, our Public Schools, and access to Health Insurance and Mental Health Services.   I also strongly support common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence, and support adequate funding for substance abuse intervention and treatment.     I’ve been proud and honored to represent Nashua and Ward 2 in Concord.  I believe I have the life, work and political experiences, as well as the good judgement and common sense, to continue representing Nashua.

Prior Community Involvement:

  • Nashua Board of Education – 1988-1995
  • Involved with the Nashua Kindergarten Coalition
    • Advocate for public kindergarten – finally realized!
  • Former Ward 2 Selectman
  • Former president – Charlotte Avenue Elementary School PTO.

Background:

Our family moved to Nashua in 1981 and my husband and I have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.    I was born in Rochester,  New York and I’ve also  lived in Germany, Florida and Virginia.

Career:

I was a Realtor in Nashua for 24 years.   In my earlier life, I have worked for Eastman Kodak Company, and at the USDA, Farmers Home Administration.

Interests:

Both my husband and I play golf, love times with the grandchildren, and have  enjoyed wonderful experiences with our travel trailer:  We’ve visited or passed through nearly all 50 States over the years.