House Democrats Select Rep. Terie Norelli To Serve As House Speaker for 2013-14 Session

The New Hampshire House Democratic Caucus today cast a unanimous ballot for Representative Terie Norelli as their nominee for Speaker of the House for the 2013 – 2014 legislative session.

“I ran for Speaker because I felt a responsibility to rebuild and restore the Democratic Caucus in order to have a sustainable majority going forward,” stated Norelli.

“There is much work to be done to reinstate civility and decorum to the NH House,” Norelli continued.“There will be many opportunities for us to put aside partisanship and work with our colleagues from the across the aisle to restore New Hampshire to the community that we all know and love. That is what the voters want us to do.”

Norelli, from Portsmouth, was recently elected to serve a ninth term in the New Hampshire House. She was Speaker of the NH House from 2006 to 2010. In addition, Representative Norelli serves as President of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staff of the nation’s fifty states providing research, technical assistance and the exchange of ideas.

The full House will meet on December 5, 2012 to formally elect the Speaker for the upcoming session.