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:
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.
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.
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.