Meet your 2018 Hillsborough District 21 Candidates.
Was elected for the 2013-2014 term where she served on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. During that time, she supported NH’s first Domestic Violence statute, a law that establishes the crime of financial exploitation of an elderly, impaired or disabled adult, and a law that gives prosecutors the tools to prosecute individuals who commit human tracking. She also supported home heating fuel protections for consumers and the protection of student data by school districts. Brenda is very serious about participating in the legislative responsibilities and is proud of her 99% attendance record. Brenda is a NH native and 43 year Merrimack resident and homeowner as well as a parent of two grown daughters who attended Merrimack public schools. She is a retired Science/Biology teacher after more than 25 years. She was appointed to the town’s Conservation Commission and elected to the Municipal Budget Committee and the Merrimack School Board for two terms.
I am running for Merrimack State Representative because I believe in government and the good it does when everyone participates and has a voice. I have been a professional in the housing industry for over 30 years and am currently a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. I think everyone that wants to buy a home should have the opportunity to do so, however, becoming a homeowner has become increasingly unattainable by many due to stagnant wages and high student debt. We know the middle class is shrinking and upward mobility has become more difficult. Merrimack has been stressed by the PFOA water issue, which is not only a health risk, but may pose a threat to property values. If elected, I would be a proponent of affordable healthcare and affordable higher education, a livable minimum wage, protections for our drinking water and our environment, renewable energy and jobs that keep young people in New Hampshire. It would be an honor to represent you and hope I can win your vote!
Nancy has been proud to call Merrimack her home since 1986. She and her husband have fostered many children, are adoptive parents, and have six children, and six grandchildren. A graduate of Boston University with a BS in Nursing, Nancy’s professional nursing career and personal life have been closely entwined; involving health care, educational, and social advocacy; and the support and protection of vulnerable and at-risk populations, including children, the elderly, and those with physical, intellectual, developmental and mental health disabilities. Nancy is now retired from her role as Foster Care Health Program Nurse Coordinator for the State of NH, DHHS, DCYF, (Nashua, Manchester, Concord and Salem District Offices). There she coordinated the healthcare, and provided healthcare oversight and consultation, for child victims of abuse and neglect in out-of home placement. She has served Merrimack as a volunteer at PTA Kindergarten, MYA Soccer, Reeds Ferry Ski Program, Special Olympics, and her local church youth group. Nancy is an active member of Merrimack Citizens for Clean Water (MCFCW), and known to the community for her commitment to health and environmental protections, and accountability by polluters.
A 35 year resident of Merrimack, Rosemarie served on the Merrimack School Board from May 1996 until February 2005 and has volunteered in many capacities. She is founder and co-chair of Laura’s World Fund, a local non-profit that supports educational, health, and recreational opportunities for underserved children in NH and around the world. A graduate of UNH with a degree in biochemistry, Rosemarie’s career has included positions in analytical chemistry, corporate communications and public relations, and health insurance sales. She has three adult children and two grandchildren and enjoys reading, crafts, skiing, travel, and gardening.
Wendy, along with her husband, has raised six children in Merrimack for the last 26 years. She is the Executive Director of The New Hampshire Challenge which advocates for NH’s disabled community. She also works at the local cannabis dispensary as a Patient Liaison educating patients on how to use therapeutic cannabis. Wendy has served two terms on the Governor’s Special Education Advisory Committee. She has also served as a Library Trustee and currently sits on Merrimack’s Ethics committee. Wendy has coached Merrimack soccer and Destination Imagination teams and has sat on boards for Swim Teams and for Merrimack Friends and Families. She is a writer and contributes regularly to local publications. Wendy is a member of the Citizens for Clean Water group in Merrimack which works to clean up Merrimack’s water and hold those who contaminated it accountable.