CONCORD - Gov. John Lynch announced today that he will nominate former Rep. Stephen L'Heureux of Hooksett to the State Board of Education at Wednesday's Governor and Council meeting. The Council must approve the nomination.
"I have worked with Steve L'Heureux on legislation to lower the dropout rate here in New Hampshire and have witnessed his passion for improving education. Steve L'Heureux has also shown that he can work in a bi-partisan manner, with people from across New Hampshire, to do what's best for our children," Gov. Lynch said. "I believe he will be a strong addition to the Board of Education."
L'Heureux served for three terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where he was chairman of the Education Committee. He did not seek re-election to the House in November.
L'Heureux is a lieutenant with the Manchester Fire Department. He was served with the department since 1988. A native of Manchester, L'Heureux earned a bachelor's degree in fire service administration from Granite State College. L'Heureux is also a graduate of the New Hampshire Fire Academy and the National Fire Academy. He is an adjunct faculty member at the New Hampshire Technical Institute.
He is a past recipient of the New Hampshire Union Leader Hero Award, a former member of the Hooksett Kiwanis Club Board of Directors, and works with the Salvation Army's Kids Café.