THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATE (Nov. 30) -- She resigned again. See below.] The on again, off again short political career of newly elected New Hampshire state Rep. Stacie Laughton is apparently on again. Her words: “I’m reconsidering, and I’m seeking the advice of professionals and through social media.”
Laughton made the news shortly after being the first trans person elected to the statehouse. But made bigger news when it was learned she has a previous felony conviction: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/updated-2-ttrans-woman-legislator-resigns-trans-woman-elected-to-new-hampshire-state-legislature/
From The New Hampshire News: On Laughton’s Facebook page, she asked her 1,368 friends Wednesday whether she should give up or continue. Four hours later, nine people had urged her to stay put and explore the legality of the situation.
Republicans in the state are still calling for Laughton to resign. Felons are allowed to run for office in NH under certain conditions. Apparently the state Attorney General is reviewing the matter. Their decision likely to be the final arbitrator of whether Laughton decides to stay or go.
Laughton is schedule to appear on a local TV show to explain her decision on Nov. 29th if my information is correct.
UPDATE Nov. 30, 2012 It looks like she resigned again.
From the Nashua Telegraph:
“Those who thought she should vacate the N.H. House seat got their wish Thursday when Laughton signed her resignation letter on a local cable access television station.”
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