Donna Soucy

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Donna Soucy
Donna Soucy SNHU 2016 closeup.jpg
President of the New Hampshire Senate
Assumed office
December 5, 2018
Preceded byChuck Morse
Minority Leader of the
New Hampshire Senate
Acting
In office
August 6, 2018 – December 5, 2018
Preceded byJeff Woodburn
Succeeded byChuck Morse
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 18th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2012
Preceded byTom DeBlois
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the 42nd Hillsborough district
In office
December 1992 – December 4, 1996
Preceded byJacquelyn Domaingue
Succeeded byRobert Murphy
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the 39th Hillsborough district
In office
December 5, 1990 – December 1992
Preceded byLillian Soucy
Succeeded byJoanne O'Rourke
Personal details
Born (1967-09-07) September 7, 1967 (age 52)
Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationSt. Anselm College (BA)
University of New Hampshire, Concord (JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

Donna M. Soucy (born September 7, 1967) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire Senate, first elected in 2012 in the 18th district. She is currently the President of the New Hampshire Senate. Soucy serves on the Executive Departments & Administration, Election Law and Internal Affairs, Commerce, and Rules and Enrolled Bills committees.[1] Soucy has also previously served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and as a Manchester Alderman.[2][3]

Soucy became the minority leader in August 2018, after the incumbent Jeff Woodburn stepped down from his leadership post because he had been arrested on domestic violence charges. Soucy was re-elected to her Senate seat that November, but Woodburn was not, as Democrats won the majority of Senate seats statewide. The 14 Democratic Senators-elect chose Soucy as their leader at a caucus shortly after the 2018 mid-term election; she was later unanimously elected Senate President on December 5, 2018.[3]

Early life[edit]

Soucy's mother was Lillian Soucy, a New Hampshire state representative who died in 1990, the year after she graduated from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Her father, C. Arthur Soucy, also served as a Manchester city Alderman and as a city official in other capacities, and as a member of the federal Electoral College.[3] Soucy also attended the Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law) and received a Juris Doctor degree.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senate District 18". www.gencourt.state.nh.us. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. ^ "Senator Donna Soucy". New Hampshire Senate Democratic Caucus. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Senate President Donna Soucy '89". Portraits Magazine. Vol. 21 no. 1. Saint Anselm College. p. 30. Archived from the original on 2019-07-06. Retrieved 2019-07-06.

External links[edit]

New Hampshire Senate
Preceded by
Jeff Woodburn
Minority Leader of the New Hampshire Senate
Acting

2018
Succeeded by
Chuck Morse
Political offices
Preceded by
Chuck Morse
President of the New Hampshire Senate
2018–present
Incumbent