Working Together Panel
|This panel will explore the changing political landscape in the State of New Hampshire. Discussion topics will focus on the Libertarian agenda, and how it overlaps with the positions of both major parties' own platforms.
This will be a lively, interactive, moderated discussion; audience participation is encouraged!
Working Together Panelists
|Sen. Margaret "Maggie" Wood Hassan was elected to the New Hampshire Senate in November 2004. She currently holds the position of Senate President Pro Tem. The senator is the chairwoman of the Capital Budget Committee, and the Public and Municipal Affairs Committee. Senator Hassan also serves as the vice chairwoman of the Energy, Environment and Economic Development Committee, and as a member of the Finance Committee. Hassan's legislative priorities include health insurance, education, the environment and disability issues.|
|Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, who is serving his fifth term representing District 20, is the Vice President for Finance in the New Hampshire Senate. The senator is chairman of the Finance Committee, vice chairman of the Capital Budget Committee, vice chairman of the Wildlife, Fish and Game Committee, vice chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and a member of the Rules and Enrolled Bills Committee. D'Allesandro lives in Manchester with his wife, Patricia. They have three children and eight grandchildren.|
|Ken is a graduate of MIT (BS, 1963). He served in the United States Air Force and is a retired American Airlines Captain. He lives in Kingston and is serving his tenth term in the NH House.|
|Fran is serving her sixth term in the NH House. She attended Wesleyan College (Macon, GA '71), Florida Jr. College (AA, '74) and the University of North Florida ('75). She resides in New Hampton.|
Panel Moderator: Don Gorman
|New Hampshire state legislator Don Gorman is a leading Libertarian Party activist in New Hampshire. He served as a Republican in the state house from 1973 to 1976. In 1992, he ran and won his house seat as a Libertarian. He was re-elected in 1994. He sponsored a bill that passed into law, ending random drunk-driving roadblocks in New Hampshire.|