|Jacalyn L. Cilley|
|Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 6th district
|Succeeded by||Fenton Groen|
|Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the Strafford 4th district
August 5, 1951 |
Berlin, New Hampshire
|Residence||Barrington, New Hampshire|
|Alma mater||University of New Hampshire|
Jacalyn Cilley was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on August 5, 1951. Her father, Archie Edward Rowe, was a trucker and Korean War veteran and her mother Celestine Phyllis Currier worked in a textile factory. She was raised with many siblings in a third-floor walk-up tenement in Berlin.
She graduated in 1969 from Berlin High School. In her late 20s as a separated single mother she decided to proceed to higher education and enrolled in the University of New Hampshire at Durham, becoming the first member of her extended family to attend college. She received her BA in psychology in 1983 and her MBA in 1985 from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and has been an adjunct professor at the School for over twenty years.
For fifteen years she owned and operated Cilley & Associates, a research consulting service providing information and market assistance to local businesses. She is a partner in her husband's farrier supply company Horseshoes Plus, Inc.
In 2012 she ran an unsuccessful primary campaign for the Democratic nomination for Governor of the state, losing to Maggie Hassan, former majority leader of the New Hampshire Senate, who would continue on to be elected as the 81st holder of that office.
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