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Soucy selected interim Senate Minority Leader after Woodburn steps aside to deal with domestic violence allegations

New Hampshire Union Leader

August 07. 2018 10:22AM

MANCHESTER — Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus selected Sen. Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) to serve as Senate Minority Leader Monday night for the remainder of the current legislative session, replacing Sen. Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield).

Woodburn announced Monday afternoon he was resigning his position as leader of the Democratic minority in the state Senate, following his arrest last week on domestic violence charges.

“I’m honored to be selected Senate Democratic Leader for the remainder of this season,” said Soucy in a statetment. “I look forward to ensuring that we continue to focus on the issues that matter most to Granite Staters and our efforts in the 2018 midterm elections.”

Soucy is a three-term state senator, a former two-term Manchester alderman, three-term state House member and four-term city school board member.

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley in a statement. “Senator Soucy’s longstanding commitment to the Grante State values of fairness, equality, and opportunity will serve all New Hampshire well as she leads the Senate Democrats through Nov. 6.”

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