Vote for Margaret Drye

Running in Sullivan County District 9


I once read a short essay my mother wrote about her grandmother, who was an immigrant from Ireland. Apparently, my great-grandmother loved baseball and politics - national, state and local. I never met my great-grandmother, but I definitely inherited her love of both baseball and politics.

So, I guess you could say that politics is in my blood. I have been active in campaigns since I was a teenager, but I have never run myself...until now.

Home-schooling our nine children has been my priority for the last 30 years, but now everyone is over 21! In that time, I've been very active in our community (rescue squad, 4-H, multiple town committees) and have gotten to know a lot about our town and the Upper Valley.

I'd like to take that experience and knowledge to Concord. I'm looking for your support in this election for Sullivan County District 9 - Plainfield, Cornish, Grantham, Springfield, Unity, Sunapee, Croydon, and Newport.

Opioid Epidemic

As an EMT, I see the opioid crisis up close and personal. We need to continue to fund treatment options, education, and law enforcement programs that get help for those affected.

Charter Schools

One size does not necessarily fit all when it comes to education. Charter schools offer a way to provide the different focus and process that some students need to succeed.

Higher Education

We need to examine and support ways to expand access to higher education. One example is dual enrollment programs for high schoolers woking with community colleges.

Community Colleges

Our community colleges are hidden jewels. They teach skills for jobs that communities need and, working with the university system, offer a more affordable way to get college credits.

Listen to Margaret on the  Steve Smith Podcast 9/21/2020


Margaret Drye is a 40 year resident of Plainfield, NH. She has dedicated time to volunteering in her community, including:

  • Over 40 years as a volunteer EMT with the Cornish Rescue Squad
  • 13 years as a member of the Board of Directors of Hanover Co-op
  • Over 25 years as the Sullivan County 4-H club leader
  • Over 40 years as a volunteer American Red Cross/American Heart Association CPR instructor
  • 15 years President of the Meriden Bird Club

Drye graduated cum laude from Mt. Holyoke College. She is a member of the Leadership New Hampshire graduating class of 1996, as well as a member and a board member of the Vesta Roy Excellence in Public Service Series.  She contributes as a field editor for Taste of Home Magazine and as a columnist to the Valley News. She has held elected positions in her community including positions with the Plainfield Village Water District and the Plainfield Cemetery Trustees. 

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