Phyllis Woods of Dover, a Families First Pledge signer and former state representative and national committeewoman for the GOP, is running for the District 4 seat in the State Senate, which includes the communities of Dover, Barrington, Somersworth and Rollinsford.
Upon election, Woods said she would like to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee, though she would also be interested in Election Law, Internal Affairs and Administrative Rules. She said she planned to devote her time in office to “studying, reading and learning about the various issues that come before the Senate” so that she can make the best possible decision for the people of her district. Woods said she would avoid excessive bill sponsorship, since she is a proponent of limited government.
Going around her district, Woods said voters are concerned about keeping their jobs or finding a job if they’re already out of work. She said they’re worried about their personal finances, how they’ll provide for their retirement, whether they’ll have access to quality health care at an affordable price, and what the future holds for their children. Woods said she identifies most with these voters, and she would make sure their concerns are brought to the State Senate with her.
As a national committeewoman for New Hampshire at the Republican National Committee, Woods helped pass an amendment to RNC rules to secure the Granite State’s place as the First in the Nation primary. By being among the first few states to choose the Republican nominee, Woods has helped give New Hampshire voters an influential position in selecting the nation’s presidents.
As a former member of the House, Rep. Woods helped to pass the first Parental Notification law in 2003, which was signed into law by Gov. Benson. Though the law was repealed during Democratic control of the Legislature, the previous Republican Legislature was able to continue the legacy of Woods’ effort by passing HB 329. As a proponent of true feminism, Woods was involved with several other pro-life causes during her time in the House.
Woods has a long history of service to her community and the State of New Hampshire. In all of her roles, locally and statewide, she has focused on being accessible to her constituents as an open-minded public servant. If elected to the State Senate, Woods said she would make a full-time effort and commitment to serve the people of Dover, Barrington, Somersworth and Rollinsford, regardless of their political persuasions.
For more information, visit woodsfornhsenate.com.