Concord - NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement on Senator Roberge's decision to retire from the State Senate:
"Senator Roberge's retirement comes as a complete surprise and with a bit of sadness. She is one of the few Republicans in the New Hampshire State House who can disagree without being disagreeable. Throughout her 26 years in the senate, Senator Roberge has always conducted herself with grace and dignity during a time of increased lack of civility. Senator Roberge not only distinguished herself with her service as Dean of the Senate but she helped make US history this term by serving in the first female legislative body in the country."