State Rep. Katherine Rogers pleads guilty to assault
December 23. 2017 12:33AM
CONCORD — State Rep. Katherine Rogers, D-Concord, pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced on Friday in Concord District Court in connection with a confrontation last year with well-known gun-rights advocate Susan Olsen.
The misdemeanor charge stems from an exchange between Rogers and Olsen during a recount of ballots for a state Senate seat in November 2016. Rogers was charged in August.
Olsen was allegedly sitting next to Rogers when Olsen asked Rogers to move the ballots closer. Olsen says that was when Rogers grabbed her and hit her on the side of her head.
As part of the plea agreement, Judge Kristin Spath ruled that Rogers would avoid jail time and pay no fines, as long as she stays out of trouble during the next year and attends anger management classes during the next 90 days, according to a Concord Patch report.
Olsen is the director of Legislation and Advocacy for the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire. Rogers is serving her sixth term in the House, representing Concord Wards 8-10. She served as Merrimack County Attorney from 2009-2011.