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Jan Schmidt & Catherine Sofikaitis, NH House & Sen. Bette Lasky (re-elected Senate 13) (all from Nashua);
Karen Ebel, NH House (New London);
Sue Gottling and Linda Tanner, NH House (Sunapee);
Virginia Irwin, NH House (Newport & Unity);
Christy Bartlett, NH House (Concord);
Susan Almy, NH House, and Martha Hennessey (Senate 5) from Upper Valley area;
Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (past member) (re-elected Senate 21), Portsmouth.
We are also proud of those members and recent past members who ran a good race but didn't make it this time: Sylvia Gale, NH House (Nashua) who lost by only 6 votes in the recount; Linda Harriott-Gathright, NH House (Nashua); Marcy Rothenberg, NH House (Hooksett); Gale Taylor, NH House (Brookline); Ricia McMahon, Merrimack county commissioner (Sutton).
Liz Tentarelli also presented a talk on incarceration issues to The Country Squires in May 2016, and also at the Progressive Summit at SNHU on June 25, 2016.
Peg and Liz also taught an Adventures in Learning course in Jan/Feb 2017 on Money in Politics issues, based on work done in the League's national study and NH-specific research of the 2016 campaigns.
Also at convention, seriously listening to our guest speaker, was past president and former League liaison to Open Democracy Jane Armstrong.
May 2015: LWVNH members attended the New England Leadership Conference (formerly called Quad States) along with League members from VT, ME, RI, and CT.
We note with sadness the passing of long-time League member from Kearsarge/Sunapee area Heidi Beckwith on March 17, 2017. Heidi served on the local League board until several years ago, wrote PR pieces on the League's work for local papers, and continued her interest in League work after that. Local League members are welcome to attend the service Sat., 3/25, 11 pm at St. Andrews Church, New London.
We note with sadness the passing of long-time League member from the Upper Valley, Robert Fieldsteel, in September 2016. He and his wife Joyce, who passed away a few years ago, were often participants in League studies and other League events.
We note with sadness the passing of member Nina McCall on July 30, 2016. Nina had been, most recently, a member of the LWV Upper Valley. Her nearly lifelong association with the League began in Michigan, continued in New Jersey and New York, and also continued when she and her husband, John, moved to New Hampshire. Nina was state League president in New Jersey. During her years there she also ran a "spirited but unsuccessful campaign for US Representative" (1974) and worked at ABC News in New York City, eventually becoming manager of the political unit. She retired in 1986. Nina's family has asked that gifts in her memory can be made to the League of Women Voters NH (4 Park St Room 200, Concord NH 03301) or to the Kendal Cadbury Fund, Hanover. A celebration of Nina's life will be held at Kendal in Hanover on September 26.
We note with sadness the passing on Feb. 22, 2016, of Eileen Foley, nearly 98, life member of LWV, former 8-term mayor of Portsmouth, NH, and former 7-term NH senator. Eileen was 5 years old when the Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Maine was opened. Little Eileen was chosen to help cut the ribbon. In 2013, when the new Memorial Bridge was dedicated, Eileen Foley was again part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Click here for a 2013 photo of Eileen at that ceremony with VP Joe Biden. Click here for Eileen Foley's obituary and photo.