downloadConcord—Speaker of the NH House Shawn Jasper added another member to his leadership team today with the naming of Rep. Steve Schmidt (r-Wolfeboro) as the Deputy Majority Leader to Rep. Jack Flanagan (r-Brookline). Schmidt, retired as a Director at Verizon Communications, is entering his third term as a member of the NH Legislature.  “I am honored to be asked to join the leadership team that Speaker Jasper has put together,” said Schmidt. “I look forward to working with Majority Leader Flanagan as we move forward.  I know progress has already been made following a successful caucus. We have established a list of goals and I am anxious to get to work with our members in helping to move our agenda forward in the House,” he added.

Rep. Flanagan cited Schmidt’s strong business background as just one asset that he brings to the team. “Rep. Schmidt’s  commitment to bringing forth a strong budget with no new taxes, his interests in education and in developing a strong business environment in New Hampshire will make him an invaluable member of our leadership team,” said Flanagan.