Representative Carolyn Matthews (r)

Rockingham - District 3

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Home Address

12 Ann Logan Circle
Raymond, NH  03077-1232
Seat #: 2016

Additional Information

House Committee Information
Committee Function:

Assistant Majority Whip

It shall be the duty of the Committee on Municipal and County Government to consider all matters pertaining to town, city and county officers; changes in municipal and county government; the boundary lines of towns, cities and counties; the creation of new towns, cities and counties; local revenue, including fees, property taxes and exemptions; and such other matters as may be referred to it.

Rep. Matthews also serves on the:
Administrative Rules Committee (alt)

Personal Biography
2nd term in the NH House
Represents Raymond

Carolyn was born in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Lakewood, Colorado, was educated at Syracuse University (B.A.) and the University of Maryland (M.A.), and has lived and worked all over the United States including Alaska. After visiting children and grandchildren in New Hampshire for many years, Carolyn and her husband Jack settled in Raymond 12 years ago where she continued her career of freelance researching, writing, editing and writing instruction. Jack is retired from the Pan American Health Association where he was a computer systems analyst. Carolyn and Jack have four children and five grandchildren.

Local Government Involvement
Carolyn was twice elected and currently serves on the Raymond Planning Board where she served as vice-chair from 2009 to 2012, and as chain 2015-Present. She has served as alternate to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, on Conservation Commission subcommittees, and on the Raymond Hazard Mitigation Committee. She also serves on the Lamprey River Local Advisory Committee.
Miscellaneous Information:
As a life-long volunteer who believes in people helping people, Carolyn has worked with community literacy programs, hospice care, prison outreach and on many faith-based projects. She currently serves on two non-profit boards: the Lamprey River Watershed Association, and, as a co-founder six years ago, on the board of the Raymond Voter Information Project, a nonpartisan all-volunteer organization seeking to promote citizen engagement in local elections.