Press Releases

House Democratic Leader Comments on Vindictive Actions by Speaker Jasper

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Last night, House Democratic leadership was informed that Speaker Shawn Jasper has chosen to assign the Democratic members who spoke in favor of retaining the Children and Family Law Committee during the…

House Democratic Leader’s Statement on the Inauguration of Chris Sununu as Governor

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) released the following statement after Chris Sununu was sworn in for his first term as Governor. “I congratulate Governor Sununu for his success in the…

House Democrats Vote to Retain the Children and Family Law Committee

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the House of Representatives voted 196-172 to retain the Children and Family Law Committee, which addresses the rights, obligations and application of criminal laws to minors, divorce, child custody and…

New Hampshire House Democrats Elect Representative Steve Shurtleff to Lead Democratic Caucus

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – In a caucus meeting today, New Hampshire House Democrats elected Representative Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) to lead the House Democratic Caucus for a second term.  Representative Shurtleff will be the Democratic candidate…

House Democratic Statement on Laconia State Rep Candidate Calling for Military Coup Against President Obama

Concord, N.H. – Following the comments made by Republican State Representative candidate Jim McCoole calling for a military coup to arrest President Obama, House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff made the following statement: “Republican State Representative Candidate Jim McCool’s comments…

Representative Mary Jane Wallner Statement on Delay of Gateway to Work Initiative

Concord, N.H. – Representative Mary Jane Wallner (D-Concord) issued the following statement regarding the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee’s delay in funding the Gateway to Work initiative: “I am extremely disappointed that Republicans continue to obstruct…

House Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff Expresses Condolences On the Passing of Commissioner Van McLeod

CONCORD – House Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff today expressed his condolences upon learning of the death of Department of Cultural Resources Commissioner Van McLeod. “New Hampshire has lost its longest serving commissioner and a truly…

House Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff Expresses Condolences On the Passing of Representative Debbie DiFranco

CONCORD – House Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff today expressed his condolences upon learning of the death of Representative Debbie DiFranco of Portsmouth. “It is with great sadness that we learned the news of Debbie’s passing,”…

NH Legislators to sit-in in solidarity with Congressional Democrats

CONCORD – In a show of solidarity with their partners in Washington, members of the New Hampshire House and Senate will gather today at the State House to urge the U.S. Congress to take action on…

House and Senate Democrats File Record Fundraising Numbers

House and Senate Democrats File Record Fundraising Numbers Both Committees show record breaking cash on hand figures CONCORD – With strong candidates already running all across New Hampshire, the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses announced…