Senator Jeanie Forrester

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Jeanie Forrester is in her third term representing District 2. She is a resident of Meredith located in the state's scenic Lakes Region and has served in the senate since she was first elected in 2010.
For the 2015-2016 legislative session, she serves as Chair of the Finance Committee and is also on the Capital Budget Committee.

During her time in the legislature, Senator Forrester has received numerous awards in recognition of her leadership on issues of importance to the families, children, and communities of New Hampshire, including: the Carl Johnson Legislative Leadership Award, the Friends of the NH Health Care Association Award, the Conservation Leadership Award, the Meldrim Thomson, Jr. “Principle Above Politics Award,” and the John W. True Award for Excellence in Commitment to Youth.  Forrester has also been named Legislator of the Year by the NH Association of Counties (2012) New Futures (2013), and 2015 SKI NH Legislator of the Year Award.

She and her husband Keith own a small environmental technology company. She has also served in Town Administrator positions in Tuftonboro and New Durham. More recently, she served as the Executive Director for two award-winning Main Street programs in Plymouth and Meredith, where she helped create jobs and economic prosperity by attracting new businesses and new development.
Senator Forrester earned her bachelor's degree in political science with honors at the University of New Hampshire and went to work for Governor John H. Sununu. While serving full-time on the Governor's staff, Jeanie completed her MBA at the Whittemore School of Business & Economics.
In the community, she serves on the boards of the Greater Meredith Program, The Lakes Region Visiting Nurses Association, Compass Classical Charter School, and Latchkey Charities. Jeanie serves on Meredith’s Capital Improvement Program Committee and is a member of the Wicwas Lake Grange.  She is also member of the Rakkasans 187th ARCT Association. She has helped raise money for a variety of organizations including the Loon Preservation Committee and the NH Lakes Association. 

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