Elizabeth Edwards (politician)

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Elizabeth Edwards
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the Hillsborough 11th district
In office
2014–present
Personal details
Born 1988 (age 29–30)[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Caitlin Edwards-Appell[1]
Residence Manchester, New Hampshire[2]
Profession Politician

Elizabeth Edwards (born 1988) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Hillsborough 11th District since 2014.[2]

Political activity[edit]

Although a member of the Democratic Party, Edwards was initially endorsed by the libertarian New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, and was "closely associated" with the Free State Project (FSP).[3] She has since distanced herself from the FSP,[4] and was not endorsed by the NHLA when she ran for re-election in 2016.[5]

In January 2016, Edwards introduced a bill to legalize prostitution in New Hampshire between consenting adults. The bill was opposed by Republican house majority leader Richard Hinch, who commented that "society is just not ready for that".[6] Edwards is also an advocate of drug policy reform.[2][7] With assistance from other FSP members, Edwards helped pass a bill to give drug users immunity from prosecution when they report a drug-related medical emergency.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ciaramella, CJ (July 3, 2014). "Guns, Weed, and Bitcoin: Among the Free Staters at Porcfest". The Washington Free Beacon. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Representative Elizabeth Edwards (d)". State of New Hampshire House of Representatives. Government of New Hampshire. Archived from the original on 16 January 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  3. ^ Tucker, William (September 8, 2014). "N.H. House races we'll be watching: Free Staters dressed in blue". miscellany: blue. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  4. ^ Quimby, Taylor (April 12, 2018). "You Asked, We Answered: What Is The Free State Project?". New Hampshire Public Radio. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  5. ^ "New Hampshire Liberty Alliance 2016 State Candidate Endorsements". Archived from the original on 19 October 2016.
  6. ^ Shaughnessy, Colleen (January 5, 2016). "Manchester rep explains NH bill to legalize prostitution, other lawmakers vow to kill it". NH1. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  7. ^ Ronayne, Kathleen (March 29, 2016). "Fast food workers protest colleague's death in jail". Concord Monitor. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Overdose Immunity Bill Passes". Free State Project. Free State Project. Retrieved 4 April 2016.

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