The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to elect Representative Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) to serve as Speaker for the 2019-2020 term. Speaker Shurtleff appointed Representative Douglas Ley (D-Jaffrey) to serve as Majority Leader and Richard Hinch (R-Merrimack) to serve as Minority Leader.
Speaker of the House Steve Shurtleff said, “I thank the members of the House of Representatives for the trust they have placed in me to lead this body for the next two years. It is truly an honor. The issues that we deal with in the legislature are not Democratic or Republican issues, they are New Hampshire issues. I look forward to working with Representative Ley, Representative Hinch, and the rest of my colleagues in the House and Senate, as well as Governor Sununu, on legislation that benefits the people of New Hampshire.”
On Saturday December 8, 2018 the Portsmouth Herald supported Representative Shurtleff's election in an editorial that is posted below.