Representative Jodi Newell (D)

Cheshire - District 4

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Home Address

32 Leverette Street
Keene, NH  03431

Seat #: 4046

Additional Information

House Committee Information
Committee Name: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Position:  Member
Committee Phone:  603-271-3529
Committee Function:
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety to consider all matters relating to the criminal code; criminal justice, the Department of Corrections, sentencing, drug enforcement, bail, probation, parole, corrections facilities, DWI, domestic violence, firearms, fireworks, police and fire training, victims’ assistance and such other matters as may be referred to it.

Personal Biography
Jodi is the widowed mother of two amazing young humans. Professionally, she is a Homeless Advocate at Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore, a transitional homeless shelter that has been central to her family's commitment to community service for close to 4 decades. She has also recently taken on a new position as Overdose Crisis Organizer with Rights & Democracy, working with organizations, leaders & directly affected individuals like herself across NH & VT toward effective solutions based in compassion, community building & saving precious lives. Jodi has studied Communications, Political Science & Philosophy at Keene State College & is currently wrapping up her BA after a late in life return to further her formal education.
Local Government Involvement
Jodi has been a community organizer, advocating on all levels & in whatever capacity is most useful to center the needs of those in our community whose voices are often undervalued in public discourse. She has explicitly organized around housing justice, fully funding public education, reproductive rights, protecting the integrity of our political processes, environmental protections & ensuring true access to healthcare, including expanding/improving mental health & substance use services.