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