State Senate District 5
Senator Sue Prentiss is completing her first term in New Hampshire's Senate District 5 where she has fought tirelessly for Granite State families and communities.
As a mother who was able to choose when to have a family, Sue knows how important it is to fight for reproductive rights, especially now that the US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. As the mother of a daughter who graduated from public schools in Lebanon, Sue understands the need to protect public education in New Hampshire and to ensure that all children have access to a quality education, regardless of what town they come from.
As a 30-year paramedic, Sue is a skilled problem solver. She was the first female Chief of Emergency Medical Services at the NH Department of Safety and was instrumental in developing the state's response to H1N1. Her initiative to enable paramedics to administer vaccines helped lay the groundwork for the rapid deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine in New Hampshire during the current pandemic. Over the past legislative session, Sue spearheaded the passage of bipartisan legislation to increase birthing center and ambulance service reimbursement rates.
As a long-time community leader and the former Mayor of Lebanon, Sue trusts local communities to know what is best for them and works hard to ensure that her colleagues in the Senate understand how towns and cities will be affected by the legislature's decisions. Sue's dedicated advocacy to redevelop state-owned abandoned property at the Westboro Yard helped result in state funding to demolish dilapidated buildings, setting the stage for a new future for downtown West Lebanon.
Sue is committed to being a "Senator for All of Us"!