Jeanie Forrester

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Jeanie Forrester
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 2nd district
Assumed office
December 2010
Preceded by Deborah Reynolds
Personal details
Born (1958-04-13) April 13, 1958 (age 58)
Michigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Keith Forrester
Alma mater University of New Hampshire

Jeanie Forrester is a Republican member of the New Hampshire Senate, representing the 2nd district since 2010. A businesswoman by trade, Forrester sits on the Finance and Public/Municipal Affairs committees.[1]


Forrester, a native of Michigan, moved to New Hampshire in 1985. After her graduation from the University of New Hampshire, she went to work for then-Governor John H. Sununu. During this time, Forrester earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics.[2]

Political Experience[edit]

Jeanie Forrester has had the following political experience:

  • Senator, New Hampshire State Senate, 2010–present[3]

Current Legislative Committees[edit]

Jeanie Forrester has been a member of the following committees:

  • Finance, Member
  • Public and Municipal Affairs, Vice Chair[3]

Professional Experience[edit]

Jeanie Forrester has had the following professional experience:

  • Co-Owner/Chief Executive Officer, Forrester Environmental Services, Incorporated, present
  • Former Executive Director, Governor’s Initiatives Program for Excellence in Education, Governor John H. Sununu
  • Former Legislative Aid, Governor Sununu
  • Former Town Administrator, Tuftonboro
  • Former Town Administrator, New Durham
  • Former Executive Director, Main Street Program, Meredith, New Hampshire
  • Former Executive Director, Main Street Program, Plymouth, New Hampshire
  • Former Staff Member, New Hampshire Governor John Sununu
  • Former Teacher, Business Language, Houston Community College
  • Former Secretary, Exxon[3]

2010 election[edit]

Forrester announced her candidacy on April 8, 2010.[4] In the Republican primary in September, she bested then-State Representative Fran Wendelboe by 911 votes.[5] On election day, which saw a Republican sweep at the state level, Forrester defeated her Democratic opponent, State Senator Deborah Reynolds.[6]