Manchester - Today Senator Betsi DeVries announced her intention to seek re-election to the State Senate in District 18.
"I am extremely proud of the work the State Senate has been doing on behalf of NewHampshire's working men and women since last year. From raising the minimum wage for the first time in ten years to expanding access to health care for an additional 100,000 children, our Democratic majority has made positive changes in the lives of Granite State citizens."
"I intend to continue working on the issues that matter most to Manchester, Litchfield, and the rest of New Hampshire. We must continue to fight to make healthcare more affordable, strengthen public safety, improve education, and provide economic security to more NewHampshire families."
Sen. Betsi DeVries served a twelve year career in the Manchester Fire Department. After her retirement, she decided to further her commitment to the city in which she lives by becoming an Alderman and is currently serving her fourth term. In addition to her elected positions Sen. DeVries also serves on the board of directors of the Heritage United Way, and the Manchester YWCA. She is past president of the Manchester Area League of Women Voters, a member of the Crystal Lake Preservation Association and a member of the Pine Island Pond Environmental Society.
Sen. DeVries serves as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Consumer Protection. She serves on the Election Law and Internal Affairs Committee, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee and the Transportation and Interstate Cooperation Committee. Sen. DeVries also serves as Chair of the Commission to Study Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Laws, Policies and Standards.
Senate District 18 comprises Litchfield andWards 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the city of Manchester.