Contact Name: Sara Persechino
Phone: (603) 271-3479
CONCORD, NH—Today, Senate President Donna Soucy responded to the announcement from Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) that she will not seek reelection:
“Senator Martha Fuller Clark’s dedication and hard work over nearly thirty years in the state Legislature have made Senate District 21 and the entire state of New Hampshire a better place for all of us to live, work, and play.
Martha and I were first elected to the NH House in 1990. We entered the House together in 1991 as first year lawmakers and served on the Municipal and County Government Committee. Since then it has been my honor and privilege to work with her in the House and now in the Senate. Martha’s passion for the arts, environment, and the people of New Hampshire has animated her roles as committee member, Committee Chair, and Senate President Pro-tem. Senator Fuller Clark has always pushed us to do better: she has been the driving force behind the State House becoming a friendlier place of business for working mothers, culminating in the construction of a lactation pod this year; she has led bipartisan efforts to protect New Hampshire’s natural, historical, and cultural resources by leading the creation of and funding for LCHIP; and she has been a true advocate for Seacoast communities, championing offshore wind, a ban on offshore drilling, and the fishing industry.
While we know she will continue to serve our state in many other capacities, Senator Fuller Clark’s departure from the state Legislature is truly the end of an era. We cannot thank her enough for all she has done, but we promise to continue the legacy of her extraordinary body of work and wish her all the best. I personally cannot thank her enough for being a friend and confidante and for being one of the dearest members of our Senate family. ”