Profile: Representative Sue Newman – Ward 2


Sue Newman
NH House of Representatives

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

The Nashua Telegraph ran the following posting for Sue on October 25th, 2016:

 I am a 35-year resident of Nashua, and a now-retired Realtor, who previously served with the Nashua Kindergarten Coalition, as a past PTO president and eight years on the Nashua Board of Education.

We moved to Nashua in 1981 and have lived at the same address in Ward 2 for 35 years. My experience includes being part of the former Nashua Kindergarten Coalition, which advocated for and was instrumental in getting public kindergarten in our Nashua public schools. Later, after being a Charlotte Avenue School PTO president for a term, I became more involved in our school district, and I was elected to two terms on the Nashua school board, where I served for eight years.

My local political and community experiences, along with my business experience as a Realtor, gave me the opportunity to contribute to our community. I believe I have life, work and political experience, as well as the good temperament and common sense, to represent Nashua’s Ward 2. I recognize the importance of working on ways to make Nashua and our state a place where young people move to and remain.

Other issues that I’m especially interested in include: adequate treatment and services for substance abuse, quality public schools for all our kids, commuter rail and the resulting economic development, and seeing that all our fellow citizens continue to have access to health insurance.”

Contact information:   

Phone:  880-8973
Residence:  25  Charlotte Ave.

Background:   Our family moved to Nashua in 1981 and my husband and I have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.    I was  born in Rochester,  New York and I’ve also  lived in Germany, Florida and Virginia.  I pursued a 2-year Associate degree in Business Administration.

Career:  I was a Realtor in Nashua for 24 years.   In my earlier life, I have worked for Eastman Kodak Company, and at the USDA, Farmers Home Administration.

Community Involvement:

  • Member – NH MOMS – Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Nashua Board of Education – 1988-1995.
  • Involved with the Nashua Kindergarten Coalition
  • Former Ward 2 Selectman
  • Former president – Charlotte Avenue Elementary School PTO.

Subsequent to my time on the Nashua Board of Education, I’ve been an elementary school volunteer and I’ve volunteered in some capacity for candidates in local, state and national elections since we’ve lived in Nashua.

Other interests:   Both my husband and I play golf, love times with the grandchildren, and have  enjoyed wonderful experiences with our travel trailer:  We’ve visited or passed through nearly all 50 States over the years.

WHY am I running for the NH Statehouse?      I believe that I have the experience, temperament and common sense to be an effective member of Nashua’s legislative delegation at the State level.

As a bona fide ‘senior’ myself, I’ve got life experiences that range from  being  a working mom  juggling kids, daycare,  and home  to  becoming  a caretaker for one of my parents at the end of his life journey.  And in between, being blessed with the best job ever, becoming a Grandma!   I’m grateful to continue to have good health, a ‘listening heart’, and an energized spirit!

The issues that I am most interested in include:

  • Curtailing the drug trafficking that feeds the devastating opioid and heroin epidemic we’ve been experiencing in New Hampshire;
  • Continuing support for commuter rail;
  • Ensuring that every NH child has the opportunity to have a quality public school education;
  • Making sure that ALL of our citizens have access to medical insurance, including substance abuse and mental health treatment;
  • Supporting common sense gun safety: I believe that the Second Amendment and common-sense firearm measures can co-exist, and that keeping the concealed carry permit in NH makes sense!

We ALL need to be part of the solution to END the horrific gun violence episodes that plague our Country