Profile: Senator Bette Lasky – District 13

 

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Bette Lasky
New Hampshire Senate – District 13
4TH TERM

Senator Lasky will be starting her fourth term in the 2017-2018 session.

2015 – 2016 SESSION:

Click here for Bette’s Guest Commentary in The Nashua Telegraph – May 31 – on Commuter Rail.

Click here for Bette’s viewpoint on the state budget veto as published in The Nashua Telegraph on July 12.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Phone:  (603) 315-1924
Email:  brl1647@aol.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bettelaskyforsenate?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetteLasky or @BetteLasky
Website: www.laskyforsenate.com

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Marital Status: Married to husband Dr. Eliot Lasky for 31 years.  We have two daughters and three granddaughters
Hobbies:  Traveling and politics

MY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • First elected to the New Hampshire State House of Representatives in 1998 and served five terms as a State Representative for Nashua
  • First elected to State Senate in 2008
  • For the 2013-2014 legislative session, I served as Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and also served on the Public & Municipal Affairs Committee
  • For the 2008-2009 legislative session, I chaired the Election Law and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, was Vice Chairman of Judiciary, and was a member of the Education, Energy and Environment & Economic Development Committees
  • I currently serve as the Secretary of the New Hampshire Democratic Party and on the board of directors for the Nashua Education Foundation.
  • I have served as the chairman of the Nashua City Planning Board, a Nashua City Selectman, and Vice Chairman of the Nashua City Committee.
  • I have served on the board of directors for Girls Inc., the Disabilities Rights Center, and the NH Association for the Blind.

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IN THE LAST SESSION WAS ……

passing a bipartisan, responsible budget. We were also able to help the women of New Hampshire, by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, and by fighting for protection of women and their children from the threat of domestic abuse. We increased the R & D tax credit and made it permanent, which will help to create new businesses and allow existing small businesses to survive and prosper.

I AM EXCITED TO BE YOUR STATE SENATOR BECAUSE …..

I’m proud of the work I’ve done for Nashua and the people of New Hampshire.  I want to continue to move New Hampshire forward by continuing to strengthen our economy, protecting our families, improving educational standards for our children and providing practical, real answers for real problems facing New Hampshire families across the Granite State.

ISSUES THAT I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT ……

– PROTECTING CIVIL LIBERTIES

I am passionate about protecting and expanding our civil liberties as granted in our federal and state constitutions. Sadly, there are citizens in our communities who feel as though they do not have a voice and are not being treated equally. I strongly believe in standing up for all New Hampshire citizens, and protecting their rights.

– EDUCATION

As a mother and grandmother, a quality education for our children is one of my main concerns.  I have always fought for and will continue to work to see that Nashua receives its full share of education funding from the state. Our students deserve the best education possible. While in the State Senate, I worked with my colleagues to freeze college in-state tuition for students and fought to reduce tuition at our community colleges. I wish to work with education leaders in our communities to establish innovative curricula that is tailored to the needs of Nashua’ students and will ensure their ability to compete in today’s economic environment.

– WOMEN’S RIGHTS

The rights of women have always been a focus of my career. In working to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which makes it illegal to allow unequal pay for equal work. I believe a woman has the right to have access to full healthcare services and to make her own personal healthcare choices without intervention from the government. I believe in a woman’s right to make personal healthcare decisions without intervention from the government. I worked hard to protect women and children’s right to a safe and secure environment without fear. I will always be mindful of the rights of all of our citizens to live and work in a safe community with the ability to reach their full potential and provide for their families.

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