State Senator Jeff Woodburn

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Senator Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat from Dalton, is serving his second term in the New Hampshire Senate and was elected as Senate Minority Leader for the 2015-2016 legislative session. He has the distinction of having the largest legislative district in state, encompassing 27 percent of the state's landmass, fifty-eight communities including Mt. Washington (the highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 ft.), and the small but famous town of Dixville. There, every four years at midnight, the first votes are cast in New Hampshire's Presidential Primary.

A third-generation resident of Coos County, Sen. Woodburn has a deep understanding of rural life and rural people. As a result, his legislative priorities include protecting and promoting North Country values and culture, bending state government to meet the needs of rural communities and rural people, improving the economy, opening up the state's closed rest areas, distributing the room and meals tax fairly, and burying the controversial Northern Pass power line initiative.

For the 2015-2016 Legislative Session he sits on the Executive Departments & Administration Committee.

Senator Woodburn has a long, varied career as successful entrepreneur, award-winning writer, and teacher and child advocate. While still in high school he was elected to the state's 1984 Constitutional Convention. He also served in the state House of Representatives from 1988-1990 as a top aide and campaign manager to U.S. Congressman Dick Swett from 1990-1994 and as Chairman of the state Democratic Party from 1997-99.

A love for history led Senator Woodburn to start Historic Properties, an award-winning specialty real estate firm. He has taught in North Country schools and has written for several newspapers. In 2012 he was honored by the New Hampshire Press Association as the columnist of the year.

Presently, he writes for New Hampshire Magazine and serves as the Executive Director of the Council for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions.

Sen. Woodburn and his wife live in Dalton with their two school-aged children. They have three other adult children.


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