Steve Shurtleff

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Steve Shurtleff
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Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
Assumed office
December 5, 2018
Preceded byGene G. Chandler
Minority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
December 4, 2014 – December 5, 2018
Preceded byGene G. Chandler
Succeeded byDick Hinch
Personal details
Born
Stephen James Shurtleff

(1947-09-04) September 4, 1947 (age 72)
Concord, New Hampshire, U.S
Political partyDemocratic
Children3
EducationCity Colleges of Chicago
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1966–1969
RankSergeant
Battles/warsVietnam War

Stephen James Shurtleff (born September 4, 1947) is an American politician from the state of New Hampshire. He currently serves as Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives A member of the Democratic Party, he serves as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from the Merrimack 11th district. Shurtleff is a Vietnam veteran and a retired Supervisory Deputy US Marshal. While in the NH House he has held the positions of Committee Chair, Minority Leader, as well as Majority Leader. He previously served eleven years as an At Large member of the Concord City Council (2007 to 2018).

Career[edit]

In 2004, Shurtleff ran for election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives as a Democrat. He was also elected as an at-large member of the Concord City Council in 2007.[1]

Shurtleff served as the majority leader of the New Hampshire House in the 2012-14 session.[1] When the Republican Party took control of the chamber in the 2014 elections in November 2014, the Democratic caucus elected Shurtleff as the new minority leader of the New Hampshire House, succeeding outgoing Speaker Terie Norelli as the Democratic leader.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Shurtleff is from Ward One of Concord, New Hampshire, comprising the village of Penacook.[1]

In 2013, Shurtleff Received the Henry Toll Fellowship from the Council of State Government. In 2015, he received the Caroline Gross Fellowship to attend the Senior Government Executive training program at Harvard's Kennedy School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Meet the District 11 state rep candidates". Concord Monitor. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "New Hampshire House Dems select Steve Shurtleff as new minority leader". Concord Monitor. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "House Democrats elect Penacook's Shurtleff leader". seacoastonline.com. Retrieved November 19, 2014.

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New Hampshire House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gene G. Chandler
Minority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
2014–2018
Succeeded by
Dick Hinch
Political offices
Preceded by
Gene G. Chandler
Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
2018–present
Incumbent