For thirty years before her retirement, Stiles worked as a director of food services and as school nutrition director for the Hampton School District. She also taught food service management for the University of New Hampshire. Stiles has chaired the Public Policy and Legislation Committee of the American School Food Service Association.
Stiles served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives for the 15th Rockingham County District, first winning the seat in 2004 and being re-elected in 2006 and 2008. She served on the standing committee on Education.
On November 2, 2010, Stiles won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. She faced no opposition in her primary and defeated Democratic incumbent Martha Fuller Clark in the general election with 11,594 votes to Clark's 11,056. She chairs the Senate's standing committee on education, and is also assigned to the committees on public affairs and on transportation.
Stiles is married; she and her husband Howard have three children. They live in Hampton.
- Stiles' Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- 2004 campaign contributions
- 2006 campaign contributions
- 2008 campaign contributions
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