House Leaders Statement on Passing of Rep. Jim Powers

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien and Deputy House Speaker Pamela Tucker today released the following statement on the passing of Portsmouth legislator Jim Powers who Wednesday lost his battle with cancer.

House Speaker William O’Brien

“Jim was a well liked and respected legislator and advocate for his constituents. The sad news of his passing has affected the entire House of Representatives and our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Eva, his two children, and the remainder of his family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.”

House Deputy Speaker Pamela Tucker

“As a Seacoast legislator, I know I speak for our community in saying Jim’s presence will be missed. Both Portsmouth and the State House have lost a dedicated and passionate public servant. I want to offer my heartfelt support to his family in this time of sadness.”