Transgendered Pol Says She's In It To Win It (Again)

She won. Then quit. Now she tells Nashua Patch she will file candidacy next week.

Stacie Laughton says she's in it to win it. Again. Again?

The transgendered Nashua resident won a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Nov. 6. She then resigned after news broke that she was convicted in 2008 for conspiracy to commit fraud. After a couple weeks, and hearing encouragement from friends, Laughton announced on her Facebook page last night that she plans to officially declare her candidacy on Dec. 26.


There will be a special election in 2013. And Laughton, in an interview with Nashua Patch on Thursday, says she expects to have a Democrat facing her in a primary.  

Laughton says that because she had a suspended sentence in that 2008 case, in which she was "Barry Laughton" of Laconia, she is eligible to run and hold the state House seat. "It's well within the law," she said.

Her message to voters this time: "Feel free to ask any and all questions of me."

Nashua Patch will have a more-in-depth look at the race Friday. What do you think of this on-again, off-again, on-again race?

A quick chronology for you, dear readers, from Patch files:

It's Final: Laughton Resigns State Rep Seat

Nov. 28: Laughton Having Second Thoughts on Resigning

Republicans Call on Laughton to Resign

Nov. 24: Nashua Rep Did Jail Time in Laconia

Stacie Laughton: Candidate Bio

June 6:

Mike black December 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Ok I got 2 questions. Whom are you employed by ? Since you don't drive, how will you get to and from Concord ?
One Man Wolf Pack December 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM
PART OF HER SENTENCE WAS A FINE; has she PAID that? No? then the senence is not complete and ergo she cannot hold public office. the LAW is clear on that. "well within the law" ---According to who? Where is the AG on this? Only because she is a Democrat we will not pursue this?
One Man Wolf Pack December 21, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Stacie do you still have restitution to pay? A term of good behavior to follow? Aren't those terms of your sentence? Given that those terms are not satisfied how are you legally able to continue to be a Ward 4 selectman in Nashua? How is it that you will be able to hold public office as a representive of ward 4 Nashua? That is a crime violates RSA 607-A: Section I paragraph B. Here is the link for you to actually read about the laws you aspire to legislate. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LIX/607-A/607-A-2.htm
Dan December 21, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Mike: I would probably guess that seeing that she is involved with H.E.A.R.T.S (A Nashua Mental Health Group, that she stated in her profile on the Patch), will being giving her rides to Concord. However, the bottom line is this: Charlie W. is correct on the State Law. What bothers me is that the Board of Aldermen, had the ability to remove her (and her partner/ex wife) from their so-called Selectman Duties that they cherish so much. This would have sent a message that this city did not want exconvicts with a record of fraud, who are still finishing their sentence via a court of law.
Dan December 21, 2012 at 06:11 PM
As a comment to Carol Robidoux on this subject, is that it is time for the State AG to have the chutpah enough to take an active stance on this issue. The amount of vascillation of this matter is a joke, and it should have been either an open and shut case, or had a case filed in either State Superior or State Supreme Court on this issue. The Board of Aldermen had the ability to end the Selectmanship of this ex-con couple. Having people with fraud charges helping out in a polling place, is like having a fox in a hen house. You would have thought that the Board of Aldermen would have figured this out already, but yet again they aid and abet the Laughtons by thumbing their noses to State Law (as Per RSA 607-A Sec 1, Para B.) to allow them to be Ward 4 Selectmen. Last but not least, Stacie has no transportation to speak of. During her first campaign, her Facebook site had her asking people for money and or rides to go see the POTUS when he campaigned in the state. In short, I would ask Ward 4 to not vote for this woman/man. I don't find her mentally prepared for the job she seeks, and is in denial regarding to her restitution and sentence from a judge as it referes to the RSA 607-A: Section 1, Paragraph B. She wants to write laws, and legislate them, but she cannot come to grips, with the fact that the law is against her.
John Kontest December 22, 2012 at 10:39 PM
This PERSON is a feud! EVERY word they speak is a lie to the community and is a walking nightmare! They depend on the state for EVERYTHING!! HE does not drive, doesn't work or has ever had a job to actually earn a living besides ringing a bell. To which is for an an organization that doesn't support their life style. HE shouldn't be a selectmen and working the polls when HE origianlly ran whose to say he didn't count the right way ion the first place!!! HIS whole life has been crime and is known to multiple police departments! "Stacie" and Lisa haven't paid back the money owed or been well behaved for their sentence!! So therefore has not had a final discharge!!! If anything they should be locked up so we don't have to deal with the bullshit they are going to spread all over nashua!....$5 a month puts them still repaying their fine for a VERY VERY long time and if I am right it hasn't been 10 years of good behavior! HE is an animal abusers, "Stacie" is a women abuser and claims to be a woman!! NO I think NOT!! He claims to be trans gender when in reality he just likes dressing up in womans clothing and yelling and bossing around woman... He is a walking contradiction!! He has lied to the public on having siblings, HE has 2 one older and one younger!!! Do your reseach people they person is mentally unstable and should be locked up! and shouldn't be allowed to RE run for a spot that he clearly can't handle!!
One Man Wolf Pack December 24, 2012 at 07:22 PM
State v. Patterson, 145 N.H. 462, 463 (2000) "A sentence has not been completed until the suspension period has expired, signifying that the sentence can no longer be brought forward." We already have law on what constitutes a completed sentence.........Neither of them should be serving as ward 4 selectmen and are in fact breaking the law by hold office right now in such a capacity. Shameful partisan politics that they have not been removed from office and either of them would be allowed to even register to run for office.
P.Robison December 25, 2012 at 06:38 AM
I did some research regarding your questions, seems " Ms. Laughton" counts her "job" as a " Member Advocate" at H.E.A.R.T.S as a job, technically it may well be a " job" just not one that pays money...Also " she" had counted her Selectmans position as an income, though they do get paid as Selectman AND they pay Taxes on their income it cannot count as truely being gainfully employed....I mean seriously what does she pay to Uncle Sam each year ? $10 or $20 ?.....As for the rides to Concord I couldn't say, there could well be more postings on Facebook to come requesting transportation.
P.Robison December 25, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Also she has the job as a Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army.....she does this on a " Volunteer Basis"....Now more research done on this suggests that she gets Meal Compensation from the Salvation Army which she counts as her payment......I'm wondering if she claims this to the State when she signs up for Food Stamps....Now I don't have anything against folks in need of assistance for food getting food stamps but cheating on an application would not only be Fraud, it's just plain not fair to the rest of the population who file honestly.....Stacie doesn't seem to know a whole lot about honesty, though she claims to have had her past open for discussion it sure didn't seem that way to me as I ASKED for background info and was given a scimpy piece of paper with a bunch of gibberish bunk on it......Oh and by the way folks, she never finished Culinary school....I seem to recall someone having mentioned she should get more of an education other than a Culinary Certificate...well looks like she doesn't even have one of those ! She apparently took classes at the school and never completed.....She doesn't seem to finish anything, even this whole thing goes round and round and Ya it sure is a Joke, not to mention a waste of the taxpayers money seeing as there will be a Special Election.....I'm making some calls come the 26th, I voted for her the first time.....won't be making that mistake again for SURE.
Dan December 26, 2012 at 06:14 AM
@P.Robison: I think regarding the Salvation Army Meal Expense, it probably doesn't amount to any more than $7 to $10. I remember hearing that she either worked at, or was hanging out at the 7-Star Pizza in Nashua (a real dump). Secondly, it doesn't surprise me that Barry/Stacie or Lisa gave you a "scrimpy note" for campaign literature. One thing is that this woman/man, didn't have any campaign literature at the Main Street Headquarters during the election. My take from this, was that no one really thought that she would win in the first place, but it happened. Whether they wanted her to win is up for debate. Another thing that comes to mind, is whether or not Lisa was working the polls (along with Barry/Stacie), while she was a candidate for State Rep. If so this would be/could be a conflict of interest. I know of NO state in the U.S., that allows candidates to be poll workers when their name is on the ballot.
Dan December 26, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Charlie W: Something that comes to mind is this: Did either Stacie or Lisa work the polls as Ward 4 Selectman while Stacie/Barry was on the ballot. As I stated earlier, that I know of NO State in the union, that allows a candidate running for public office, to be a poll worker. It's a CLEAR AND PRESENT conflict of interest or fraud.


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