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|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 11|
|2004 - present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||10|
|House Majority Leader|
|2012 - present|
|Base salary||$200/two-year term|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Shurtleff has served as Concord At-Large City Councilor since 2004. He was co-chair of New Hampshire Veterans for Kerry; member of the New Hampshire Democratic State Committee and the Merrimack County Democratic Executive Committee; and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
Shurtleff earned his A.A. from the City College of Chicago. His professional experience includes working as a substitute teacher in the Merrimack School District and United States Marshal supervisory deputy for the United States Department of Justice-United States Marshals Service. Shurtleff served as a sergeant in the United States Army.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Shurtleff served on the following committees:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Legislative Administration, Clerk|
|• Rules, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shurtleff served on the following committee:
|New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|• Special Committee on Public Employee Pensions Reform|
2010 parole bill
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.
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.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 11 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Steve Shurtleff Incumbent||83.8%||316|
On November 2, 2010 Shurtleff won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 10 general election (2010)|
|Stephen Shurtleff (D)||2,216|
|Mary Gile (D)||2,148|
|Frances Potter (D)||1,994|
|June Frazer (D)||1,835|
|Carrie McGee (R)||1,636|
|Myril Cox (R)||1,441|
On November 4, 2008 Stephen Shurleff won one of the four seats in the Merrimack 10 District to the New Hampshire House of Representatives for Merrimack District 10, receiving 3,312 votes.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 10|
|Mary Gile (D)||3,341|
|Stephen Shurtleff (D)||3,312|
|Frances Potter (D)||3,252|
|William Stetson (D)||2,784|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Shurtleff was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.
Shurtleff has three children.
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