Representative Marjorie Smith (D)

Strafford - District 10

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Home Address

100 Piscataqua Road
Durham, NH  03824-3326
Seat #: 4064

Additional Information

House Committee Information
Committee Name: Judiciary
Position:  Member
Committee Phone:  603-271-3529
Committee Function:
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Judiciary to consider all matters relating to the judicial system, right-to-know law, guardianships, life and death (such as abortion or assisted death), landlord/tenant rights, civil proceedings, tort law, forfeiture, immunity, and probate; and such other matters as may be referred to it.

Special Committee on the Family Division of the Circuit Court
Position:  Vice Chair
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Personal Biography
Marjorie Smith is serving her thirteenth term in the New Hampshire House.

She has chaired the House Finance and Fiscal Committees as well as the House Judiciary Committee, and served on the Public Higher Education Advisory Committee and the board of trustees of the University System of New Hampshire. She chaired public policy for the NH House Democratic caucus. She was the first chair of the board of the New Hampshire Women’s Policy Institute (NHWPI). Before her election, she was the national executive director of WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions), an organization committed to reordering federal priorities and to increasing women’s involvement in elective office.

She worked in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and chaired the Maryland Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

She worked on the President’s Appalachian Regional Commission and was assistant to the first chair of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She chaired the board of the Maryland Committee for Children, and subsequently served on the staff, advocating for availability of and standards for quality childcare.

She earned the degree of Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Local Government Involvement
She was the first chair of the Durham Public Library, planning the transition from UNH, and served on several Durham Master Plan committees.
She is the treasurer of the Durham Historic Association.
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