Profile: Representative Patricia Klee – Ward 3


Patricia (Trish) Klee
NH House of Representatives

Representative Klee will begin her 1st term in the 2017-2018 session.  

The Nashua Telegraph ran the following posting for Trish on October 27th, 2016:

Klee, 55, of a 29-year resident of Nashua and retired Department of Veterans Affairs employee. Her career as federal employee spanned 26 years with both the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As a first-time candidate for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, I have been knocking on doors to introduce myself to as many of the 4,020 Ward 3 voters as possible. My promise to the voters will be to guarantee that I will be a hard-working advocate that will always put their needs and wishes first.

Throughout my life I have been a “champion” for those unable to help themselves. I will continue that level of energy to work with all of my colleagues, regardless of party affiliation. I hope to work with House representatives on solutions to increase retention and recruitment of younger citizens and their families.

I believe that there are a number of avenues to assist in this goal. Working towards lowering higher education costs and increasing scholarship availability to working with current early childhood development/education programs to increase availability and affordability while maintaining the current high level of quality will keep our children in state as well as recruit young families to move here.

Having been a DVA employee as well as being in a 31-year relationship with a drafted Vietnam-era veteran, I understand the care needs of veterans of all ages. Veterans, especially the more recent veterans, have special needs that I will work tirelessly to address.

As I stated earlier, one of my better qualities is that of “champion” for those in need who can’t speak for themselves.

If voters see fit to send me to Concord, I will be available to them as their advocate and I will be in attendance for each assigned committee meeting and House session, always representing Ward 3.”









Contact Information:

Phone Number:  966-0979
Postal Address:  9 Maywood Dr


My position on the issues:  My goal as a NH State Representative will be to listen to the people of our beautiful state.  I honestly believe that we are a state of incredibly caring and hard working people who want only the best for our citizens and the land that we live on.  I came from very simple means and as a result I have first-hand knowledge on the inequities of Education and Medical care.  From personal experiences within my life,  and from those that I have spoken to within our state, my priorities will be:

  • to provide even more affordable Healthcare, without sacrificing quality and Affordable Education for all residents
  • As with so many residents, I have first-hand knowledge of what addiction can do to individuals and families.  I will also focus on the Opioid addiction tragedy that is plaguing our state as well as work with my colleagues to make Nashua and all of NH a place that everyone wants to call home.
  • Women’s rights and Income Equality will always be in the forefront of my agenda.

Background:  I have proudly been a Nashua NH resident since 1987, which is over half of my life.  I moved into Ward 3 in 2003 and love the beauty of both my city and ward.  Richard and I can be seen walking our beautiful greyhound Bryndel throughout the beautiful neighborhoods of Nashua.  Bryndel is a rescue that we adopted from Georgia after he went through a prison rehabilitation program.  He will be 6 years old.  His racing career ended just after his 4th birthday, racing 152 times and winning 30+ of them.  He walked in support of Hillary with us in one of the Nashua parades.

Both of my parents were very hard working individuals who taught me to understand that there are multiple sides to every issue and never make quick judgments.  My father’s favorite expression was that you listen with your ears and not your mouth.  However, my mother always added “look at it with your eyes and your heart”.   This is something that I have always tried to live by.  I grew up in what would be considered a low income middle class household.  My parents struggled but we always had good food on the table and lots of love in our home.

Career: My very first job was working for H&R Block and I still help friends and family with their tax questions and issues to this day.  As taxes were a seasonal job, I pursued a career as a custom decorator as well as took the Civil Service Exam.  I received a perfect score on my Civil Service exam and was one of the top picks for one of the only two openings at Westover Air Force Base.

I worked for the Federal Government for approximately 28 years, starting with the Department of Defense at Westover Air Force Base and eventually ending my career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bedford, Mass.  I worked my way up through the ranks from a clerk to a Secretary to an Administrative Assistant to Computer Specialist/Programmer to a Statistical Analyst.

Education:  I attended Holyoke Community College in Holyoke Mass.  In addition while working full time at the VA in Bedford, Mass, I attended Franklin Pierce College, Nashua Campus.  I studied both Computer Sciences as well as Accounting at both locations.