NH Speaker Retiring From Legislature

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/21 2014 12:28PM

Updated 04/21 2014 12:33PM

Credit: N.H. Legislature
CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire Speaker Terie Norelli plans on retiring from the New Hampshire legislature. 

A press release says Norelli was the first Democratic speaker in 84 years and the first to lead a Democratic majority for consecutive terms in N.H. history.

“I will not be seeking re­election in November," Norelli said. "I have tremendous confidence in the membership of the Democratic Caucus and believe they will hold the majority and continue fight for the values we share.” 

Governor Maggie Hassan issued this statement about Speaker Norelli's retirement:

“Speaker Terie Norelli has been an able advocate for her district and the people of New Hampshire. In just the past year, she worked across the aisle with Senate Republicans to help pass a bipartisan, fiscally responsible budget and the most significant piece of health care legislation that the State of New Hampshire has seen in decades. During her three terms as Speaker, she has worked to make the House more open and transparent while ensuring a fair process and a voice for all. Throughout her distinguished nine-term career, Speaker Norelli’s unyielding commitment to the people of New Hampshire has been critical in improving the well-being of Granite State families, and I thank her for her years of dedicated service and her friendship.” 

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