15 Bayview Road
Durham NH 03824

June 16, 2006
Tim Ashwell, 868-3775


DURHAM – Six state representatives serving Durham, Lee and Madbury (Strafford County District 7) announced today they will run for re-election this fall.

     Reps. Janet Wall of Madbury, Naida Kaen of Lee and Joe Miller, Emma Rous, Marjorie Smith and Judith Spang of Durham have served the district in Concord for a total of 29 terms. Their hard work, dedication, experience and expertise has made the delegation one of the most respected in the State House.

     Together, the team is dedicated to environmental protection, accessible and affordable healthcare, educational opportunity for all, ethical and transparent government, and fiscal responsibility. An experienced team of incumbents, the Durham, Lee, Madbury representatives serve collectively on six of the major committees in the legislature and, by working together, provide skilled representation to the people of the district and the state on those issues which are central to the well being of the state. Each member has focused on an important area of concern for the state, creating a great team representing the district.

The local legislators thanked voters for their support in the past and promised to work to earn their votes in November.

     JANET WALL of Madbury is a teacher and small business owner. She is seeking her eleventh two-year term in the House. She is the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and vice-chair of the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.

     NAIDA KAEN of Lee serves on the House Science, Technology & Energy Committee and is running for her seventh term. She is a Realtor in Durham.

     JOE MILLER of Durham, a retired physician who also holds a Master of Public Health degree, is running for his third term. He is a member of the Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs Committee.

     EMMA ROUS of Durham, an educator who has taught and continues to work with teachers and administrators in the local public schools, serves on the House Education Committee. She is also seeking her third term in the House.

     MARJORIE SMITH of Durham has held responsible positions in local, state and federal government and many not-for-profit agencies. She is a member of the House Finance Committee. She is running for her sixth term.

     JUDITH SPANG of Durham, a land use planner, is running for her fifth term. She is a member of the House Resources, Recreation & Development Committee and will continue to work toward a sustainable state groundwater and policies that balance rapid growth and protection of the environment and our quality of life.