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NH State Legislature
known as the General Court, is home to the fourth largest deliberative body in the English-speaking world and its legislators, though elected, are essentially volunteers earning a stipend of only $100 per legislative session.
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State Coordinator:Susan Olsen
A native Texan, Susan was graduated from Oklahoma State University. True to those Texas roots, she has spent her professional career in the energy business in the US and abroad. But equally true to those roots, the concept of a republic is deeply imbedded in her soul. Small government, personal liberty, private property and the freedom to pursue - and enjoy - happiness are what make her tick.
State Coordinator: Karen Testerman
A long time advocate of family values and rights, Karen became politically active in the fight against the Federal mandate of Goals 2000. She has become the leading voice for the traditional family. Karen is also the “go-to” person for national pro-family group activities in the State. A recipient of the Family Research Council “Family Faith and Freedom” award and the Cornerstone Policy Research “William Wilberforce” award, she was selected by NH Magazine as one of their “Remarkable Women.” The former host of a weekly radio show called “New Hampshire Policy and People” Karen was a 2010 candidate for governor,. In addition to founding Cornerstone Policy Research, and First Principles, Karen is a member of the board of the New England region of Pure Hope, works closely with the NH Right to Life Education Foundation, and is the State 535 Director for Concerned Women of America in New Hampshire. Karen continues to build broad coalitions of diverse groups to accomplish common goals. These have included pro family, pro gun, taxpayer groups, political leaders, military groups and religious leaders. She is also active with the Coalition of NH Taxpayers, Faith Based Action Network, the New Hampshire Alliance, NH Firearms Coalition, All Saints Anglican Church, NH Right to Life, and the Abstinence Advisory Committee of Health and Human Services. She is a member of the NH Firearms Coalition and a life member of Gun Owners of NH. And she was the only NH representative to First Lady Laura Bush’s Conference on Helping America’s Youth
Youth Outreach Coordinator: Kate Baker
Kate works in NH towards systemic education reform, supporting homeschoolers, and creating innovative solutions for families. She has a passion for organizational leadership and is a co-founder of The Scholars' Academy, The Greater Manchester Alliance for the Gifted, NH Parents for Educational Freedom, NEW L-E-A-P (a homeschooling group) and The Academy for Science and Design Educational Foundation.
Legislative Director: Kathleen Lauer-Rago
Kathy is a former legislator (2011-12 session) in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and served as a Member and Clerk on the House Education Committee. She is also a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of NH, the National Rifle Association and the Franklin Targeteers. She is a native Texan and a graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a BBA in Accounting; she is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. She has been involved in public service for over ten years; from zoning to treasurer to board president of a variety of non-profit organizations in New Hampshire. She has been married 25 years and has three children, Aaron, 20, Lindsey, 17 and Nathan, 12. As Legislative Director, Kathy is looking forward to mobilizing Smart Girl Politics members to have a positive effect on maintaining limited government, lower spending and personal freedoms in New Hampshire.