Stephen Shurtleff

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Stephen Shurtleff
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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 11
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
House Majority Leader
2012 - present
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSubstitute Teacher
CandidateVerification
Stephen Shurtleff (b. September 4, 1947) is the Democratic Majority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Merrimack 10 District from 2004 to 2012, and Merrimack 11 since December 5, 2012. He has also served as Concord At-Large City Councilor since 2004. Shurtleff's political experiences include co-char of New Hampshire Veterans for Kerry; member of the New Hampshire Democratic State Committee and the Merrimack County Democratic Executive Committee; as well as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Shurtleff is a substitute teacher in the Merrimack School District. He retired from United States Marshal supervisory deputy for the United States Department of Justice-United States Marshals Service; he was also a sergeant in the United States Army.

Shurtleff earned an AA from the City College of Chicago.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shurtleff served on these committees:

Shurtleff was previously a member of the following committees:

Issues

Parole Bill 2010

Shurtleff summarized the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee’s recommendation in favor of SB 500 in the April 16, 2010 House calendar:

"The parole system will also undergo a number of reforms, but two very important facts will not change: violent offenders will still be subject to the jurisdiction and discretion of the parole board and New Hampshire’s truth in sentencing law will remain intact. Nonviolent offenders will be subject to release after serving 120% of their minimum sentence, including the disciplinary period required by law."

After he told the NH House that the bill forcing the release of child sexual predators would only apply to nonviolent criminals, it came out that the new law removed the State Adult Parole Board’s discretion. This means it mandates the release of criminals nine months before the end of their maximum sentences in order to ensure that they were under supervision during their first months outside of prison, whether they be nonviolent or violent predators.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shurtleff won election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 11. Shurtleff advanced past the September 11 primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 11 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Shurtleff Incumbent 83.8% 316
Scott Welch 16.2% 61
Total Votes 377

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Shurtleff won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 10 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Shurtleff (D) 2,216
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Gile (D) 2,148
Green check mark transparent.png Frances Potter (D) 1,994
Green check mark transparent.png June Frazer (D) 1,835
Carrie McGee (R) 1,636
Myril Cox (R) 1,441

2008

On November 4, 2008 Stephen Shurleff won one of the four seats to the New Hampshire House of Representatives for Merrimack District 10, receiving 3,312 votes.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack District 10
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Mary Gile (D) 3,341
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Shurtleff (D) 3,312
Green check mark transparent.png Frances Potter (D) 3,252
Green check mark transparent.png William Stetson (D) 2,784
Harman (R) 1,915
Cox (R) 1,759
Others 37

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Shurtleff was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[4]

Personal

Shurtleff has three children; Seth, Kristie, and Nathan.[5]

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