Concord, NH–Today, the New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement on the retirement of Democratic Speaker Terie Norelli:
“Speaker Terie Norelli has served the New Hampshire House of Representatives with distinction during her three terms as Speaker. Since her election to the House in 1996, Terie Norelli has represented Portsmouth and all of New Hampshire with her professionalism, her sense of fairness, and her respect to the institution and members of the House. Speaker Norelli brought dignity to the office, which we all appreciate.
“She has had a tremendous and historic career as a representative, Democratic Leader, and as the first Democratic Speaker in 84 years. She lead and oversaw tremendous legislative accomplishments, including Medicaid Expansion, marriage equality, and the in-state college tuition freeze. New Hampshire families are better off because of my friend Terie. Her legacy will continue on and serve as an example for the next Democratic speaker, which we look forward to welcoming to the floor next session.”
From Former New Hampshire House Democratic Leader Peter Burling:
“From the moment she entered the legislature in 1996, Terie Norelli has demonstrated all the best qualities of a legislative leader: integrity, commitment to hard work, and a concern for the best interests to the state of New Hampshire. All of us who worked with her felt it was a privilege to do so.”