Jackie Cilley

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Jacalyn L. Cilley
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the Strafford 4th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2014
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 6th district
In office
2006–2010
Preceded by Richard "Dick" Green
Succeeded by Fenton Groen
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the Barrington ? district
In office
2004–2006
Personal details
Born (1951-08-05) August 5, 1951 (age 63)
Berlin, New Hampshire
Nationality  US
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bruce
Residence Barrington, New Hampshire
Alma mater University of New Hampshire

Jacalyn L. "Jackie" Cilley is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Strafford 4th District, and a former member of the New Hampshire Senate.

Biography[edit]

Jacalyn Cilley was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on August 5, 1951. Her father, Archie Edward Rowe, was a trucker[1] and Korean War veteran[2] and her mother Celestine Phyllis Currier worked in a textile factory.[3] She was raised with many siblings in a third-floor walk-up tenement in Berlin.[4]

She graduated in 1969 from Berlin High School.[3] In her late 20s as a separated single mother[5] 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.[3] She received her BA in psychology in 1983 and her MBA in 1985 from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics,[5] 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.[6] She is a partner in her husband's farrier supply company Horseshoes Plus, Inc.[6][7]

In 2004 she ran for a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and won. She subsequently served for two terms as a New Hampshire Senator, representing the 6th District from 2006 to 2010, when she was defeated for re-election by Republican Fenton Groen.

In 2012 she ran an unsuccessful primary campaign for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Hampshire,[8] 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.

Cilley was elected to the State House again in 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liebowitz, Sarah (2006-11-13), "Women May Play Bigger Role In Senate: Newcomers Bring Range Of Experiences", Concord Monitor, retrieved 2012-03-10 
  2. ^ "Archie E. Rowe obituary", The Conway Daily Sun, 2001-12-26, archived from the original on 2012-03-10, retrieved 2012-03-10 
  3. ^ a b c Tetreault, Barbara (2012-02-08), "Berlin native announces bid for governor", The Berlin Daily Sun, archived from the original on 2012-03-10, retrieved 2012-03-10 
  4. ^ Feltner, Kerry (2012-02-17), "UNH business professor begins campaign for governor", The New Hampshire 101 (29), archived from the original on 2012-03-10, retrieved 2012-03-10 
  5. ^ a b "Women In The Lead". The UNH Connection. University of New Hampshire Alumni Association. 2006-11-22. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Guest Biographies - C". Political Chowder. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  7. ^ Spolar, Matthew (2012-02-07). "Cilley announces governor run, rules out tax pledge". Concord Monitor. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  8. ^ Hall, Beth LaMontagne (February 7, 2012). "Former state Sen. Cilley enters race for governor". New Hampshire Union Leader. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 

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