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Charlie Burns Supportwith Rep. Charlie Burns


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Our Little Heros



March 19, 2020


Proud to join my fellow New Hampshire Teachers of the Year in supporting our state’s teachers during this unprecedented time.

Supporting Teachers

         House Democrats call on Governor to issue                  Stay-at-Home order.

House Dems call for Stay at Home order


March 13, 2020


... after 19 hours

March 2, 2020

Paul Revere Bell

February 18, 2020

Bipartisan FriendsIt’s okay to disagree and still be friends.


January 16, 2020


2020 Legislative Session

Education Funding and Municipal Aid

October 8, 2019

Throughout the budget process House and Senate Democrats held firm on our commitment for increased municipal aid and education funding. The result? Milford received $2,519,185.00 and the property tax rate dropped from $29.23 to $25.97



September 3, 2019

The legislature and Governor are at an impasse on the budget. We’re supporting education funding and property tax relief while the Governor wants another round of business tax cuts which are already the lowest in New England.


July 14, 2019 ~ Lemonade Stand


April 11, 2019 –  “Promises Made; Promises Kept.”

Today the House passed its version of the budget with Democrats keeping the promise to increase funding for education along with property tax relief. Here are some highlights.


April 4, 2019 – Standing with the Ladies

Rep. Joelle Martin and I welcome Milford High School students, Kayla and Brennan, House pages for the day.


March 27, 2019 – Milford 4th Graders visit the State House



My wife Marie retired from teaching 3 years ago. These 4th Graders were from her very last 1st Grade class. The kids were thrilled to meet “Mrs. Petrigno’s husband,” on their tour of the State House today.

March 19, 2019 

My former student, Robert DeFelice, from Merrimack High School, served as a House page today. It was nice to see him and to enjoy lunch together.


March 7, 2019 – House Votes to Abolish Death Penalty

Historic vote in the NH House to abolish the death penalty – veto-proof!

February 9, 2019 – Gun Safety Fact Finding Mission

Visited a local gun shop this morning, on a fact finding mission, and spoke with the owner about some pending gun safety legislation. Working to keep an open-mind and hearing all points of view.


January 25, 2019 – Standing with furloughed federal workers

Proud to stand with furloughed federal workers and Democratic leadership this morning calling for much needed assistance during the federal government shutdown.

government shutdown press conference

January 16, 2019 – Calling to End Big Money in Politics

Representative Kat McGhee and I, co-sponsors of HCR 5, testified before the State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee on our proposed resolution. If adopted, New Hampshire would be counted among a growing number of states calling for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Citizens United v. F.E.C. ruling. Currently, New Hampshire is the only New England state that has adopted such a resolution. It’s time to get big money out of politics. hcr5










January 15, 2019 – Serving Children and Families in Need

The House Children and Family Law Committee heard testimony from Joseph Ribsam, Director of DCYF. WMUR-Ch.9 was on hand to report on his presentation. Mr. Ribsam informed the committee of the need to hire more front-line workers to handle the growing number of cases.

The Committee also heard testimony on HB111, establishing a committee to study the effects the opioid crisis and domestic violence has on New Hampshire’s children.

c&fl committee

January 11, 2019 – Supporting Milford Students!

Supporting Milford High School students at the State House. These kids are awesome! Congratulations on another “We the People” State Championship.  I was happy to serve as a judge at the high school practice sessions.

milford's we the people

January 2, 2019 – Putting the People First!

Proud to cast my first votes on some very important House Rules.

  • Putting the people before lobbyists when testifying before committees.

  • Mandatory anti-harassment training for all state representatives.

  • Prohibiting dangerous weapons in the House chamber, gallery, and anterooms.

people before lobbists

December 31, 2018  – I’ll be sitting in Division 3, Seat 63.

mandatory training

seat 3-63

opening day










December 5, 2018

Seen on WMUR-Ch.9 observing the vote tally for Secretary of State.  Longtime Secretary of State William Gardner held off a strong challenge from Colin Van Ostern by a vote of 209 to 205.

secretary of state vote


Pictured with Milford Representatives (District 23) Joelle Martin and Paul Dargie;  Hollis Representative Michelle St. John and Milford (District 40) Representative Kat McGhee