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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.

Again.

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:

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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