Statement by Speaker Shawn Jasper upon learning of the passing of Rep. Steve Vaillancourt of Manchester

“It is with great sadness that we learned this morning of the sudden passing of Rep. Steve Vaillancourt of Manchester.  We will remember Steve as an outstanding orator and a man who was certainly dedicated to his principles.  He was serving his 10th term in the NH House, representing the voters of Ward 8 in Manchester.  Rep. Vaillancourt was a valuable member of the House Finance committee where he served as a strong advocate for the taxpayers of our State. Today’s news comes as a shock to us all.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to is brother, Norman.  I will pass along any details of any funeral arrangements as they become available.”