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Meet State Rep. Mary Hakken-Phillips

Age: 39 Area represented: Hanover and Lyme (Grafton 12) Occupation and employer: Attorney, Tarbell & Brodich, PA Number of years in NH: 5 Favorite place in NH: My favorite place in New Hampshire is Hanover – a bustling community at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail, Connecticut River, Dartmouth College, and New England-style politics. Describe […]

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Meet State Rep. Brodie Deshaies

Age: 22 Area represented: Carroll 6, Wolfeboro Occupation and employer: Independent Contractor, Self-employed. Number of years in NH: 22 Favorite place in NH: Without a doubt, my favorite place in New Hampshire is Wolfeboro, the Jewel of Lake Winnipesaukee. My second favorite place is North Conway because I love New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Describe NH […]

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Meet State Rep. Cassandra Levesque

Age: 21 Area represented: Strafford 4 – Barrington Occupation and employer: Student at Southern New Hampshire University. Number of years in NH: 21 Favorite place in NH: The Seacoast. Describe NH in three words: Fascinating. Inspiring. Homey. Year first year elected to the legislature: 2018. Legislative priorities: Social Justice Protecting the Rights of Women & […]

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Meet Local Leader Zachary Koehler of Dover

Here on the Stay Work Play blog, we’re celebrating young leaders across the state who have stepped up to participate in the political process! “Meet Local Leader…” is a series highlighting the people under forty who are leading their communities at the local level! Meet Zachary Koehler! Zak is a Senior Software Engineer at Liberty […]

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Meet Local Leader Lovey Roundtree Oliff of Exeter

Here on the Stay Work Play blog, we’re celebrating young leaders across the state who have stepped up to participate in the political process! “Meet Local Leader…” is a series highlighting the people under forty (or close enough) who are leading their communities at the local level! Meet Lovey! Lovey Roundtree Oliff was born in […]

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Local Government Goes Digital

Coronavirus has posed a particular challenge to municipalities since public meetings require a public location where the meeting is “open to the public” and public bodies cannot prohibit people from attending the meeting at the public location. The NH Municipal Association encouraged municipalities to cancel or postpone meetings, if possible, or provide an alternative means […]

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Meet Local Leader Mike Giacomo of Keene

Here on the Stay Work Play blog, we’re celebrating young leaders across the state who have stepped up to participate in the political process! “Meet Local Leader…” is a series highlighting the people under forty who are leading their communities at the local level! Meet Mike Giacomo! A chemical engineer by day, Mike Giacomo is […]

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Want to Work in Politics? New Hampshire is a Good Place to Start

In New Hampshire, it’s safe to say that “Opportunity Knocks” for those of us who are captivated by the political process. Home to the country’s first primary election, the Granite State is less than 10,000 square miles in space but much larger in its effect on the political process. And that’s why during peak election […]