Roughly two months ago, when Rep. Laurie Sanborn (R-Henniker) and her husband, Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Senate District 7), were attending and speaking at the , she indicated to Bedford Patch that she would be resigning from the New Hampshire House of Representatives at the end of the current term.
That promise became a reality today, as Sanborn, two years after being elected to the office, tendered her resignation.
The reason, of course, is simple. The Sanborn's are moving to Bedford and are prohibited from holding their elected positions in the new distict.
With that said, , the NH Assistant Deputy House Majority Leader, and have indicated they have every intention of running for open positions in their new district.
Andy has already planted campaign signs along Bedford roads, and both have the support of many of their legislative colleagues.
“Rep. Laurie Sanborn has been a tremendous advocate for creating a pro-business environment here in New Hampshire," said House Speaker William O'Brien. "As the co-founder of the House Business Caucus and as a small business owner, she has done a tremendous job focusing the House’s efforts toward a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda.
"Laurie has indicated to me that she expects to run for state representative in her new community, so we may see her back in the House shortly," added O'Brien. "I wish her the best of luck in the future.”
Pete Silva (R-Nashua) – who was last week following the (R-Salem) – also took the opportunity to laud Sanborn's political accomplishments.
“As my assistant, Laurie did a great job bringing cohesiveness and coordination to the Republican caucus," said Silva. "In a short period of time, she managed to do a tremendous job organize a number of the activities in our office and her work ethic is outstanding. It’s certainly a shame to lose her passion, her energy and her commitment to Republican values, and I have a hunch we might see her back in Concord soon.”
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