NH House of Representatives – Ward 1 / District 28 – 4th term
(2013-2014) (2017-2018) (2019-2020) (2021-2022)
Alderman – Ward 1 (2018-2019 & 2020- 2021)
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2019-2020 Committee Assignment:
Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee, where we address all matters relating to balancing the rights of employees with the needs of the business sector. Served on the same committee during the 2013-2014 & 2017-2018 session.
As an Alderman, I serve on the following committees:
- Budget Review
- Infrastructure, Planning & Economic Development
- Substandard Living Conditions
- Liaison to the Nashua Airport Authority
- Business & Industrial Development Authority
- Attend all the Performing Arts Center Meetings
Prior Community Involvement:
- Democratic Economic & Business Caucus
- Governor’s Advisory Council on Advanced Manufacturing Education
- NH Legislative Reproductive Rights Caucus
- Born and raised in rural Upstate New York
- Nashua resident for 20 years
- Came to NH in 1976 with Digital Equipment Corporation
- Associate’s Degree in Business
- Two incredible adult daughters and two very cool teenage grandsons
- Married to Atlant Schmidt
Retired instructor and web developer having worked in a wide variety of positions:
- Elementary and Middle schools around the state
- Office, Warehouse, Call Center, and Manufacturing Positions
- Website Development – Owner
- Technical Training Guru
Why I’m running:
In my first 2 years as a State Rep, the New Hampshire House had been able to work with the Democratic Governor and a more balanced Senate to repair some of the damage that was done to NH by the Bill O’Brien legislature of 2011-2012; we worked hard to get the state moving forwards again.
But the progress didn’t continue, we have allowed one party to dominate in Concord, but we can correct this mistake now by turning the House and the Corner Office Blue – and we need your help to make that happen.
So I’m asking for your vote in November, not just for myself but for every Democratic candidate, because regular people, our families, friends and neighbors, need someone to speak for them in Concord, responsive representation is what you should expect from your public servants and I promise I will provide that. Contact me anytime about any issue, and I will respond. We can talk, and together we can make our NH better for it.