For Immediate Release
June 4, 2014
CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan released the following statement today on Senator Sylvia Larsen’s announcement that she will retire:
“Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen has long been a champion for her district and our state, dedicated to supporting middle class families and keeping New Hampshire’s economy moving forward. Just this past year, her leadership was critical to the passage of the New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act and our historic, bipartisan health care expansion plan, as she worked across party lines to help strengthen the financial security and health of hard-working Granite State families.
“I was proud to serve in the Senate with her when she became New Hampshire’s longest serving female Senate President and led the nation’s first legislative body to include a majority of women. During Senator Larsen’s distinguished ten-term career in the Senate, she advanced a variety of important causes that are critical to the well-being of our people and maintaining our status as one of the safest, healthiest and most livable states in the nation. I thank her for her friendship, her dedicated service and her unyielding commitment to the people of New Hampshire.”