, Kingston, NH

September 19, 2013

My Opinion: September 19, 2013

By NH State Representative L. Mike Kappler
Carriage Towne News

---- — RAYMOND - The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) selected two of our top female State Representatives to participate in the RSLC’s 2013 “Right Women, Right Now” Summit held in Nashville, TN. State Representatives Marilinda Garcia, (R-Salem), and

Laurie Sanborn, (R-Bedford), will be joining about 30 other elected officials, from across the nation, to strategize on how to identify, train, and support women to run for state level office, and to participate in the summit’s goal to recruit candidates to better reflect America’s full diversity.

“Right Women, Right Now” will identify 300 women from across the nation to run for state level offices, to become our current and future party leaders.

Rep. Sanborn said, “Women bring needed, vibrant voices to policy debates across the nation, and it is critical we encourage, train, and support new women candidates, to be in the pipeline of leadership”. Rep. Laurie Sanborn is currently the House Republican Policy Leader, and Chairman of the NH House Business Caucus.

Just last month I wrote about Rep. Marilinda Garcia being named a “Republican National Committee Rising Star”, by the Republican National Committee. Marilinda also serves on the Executive Board of the “Americans by Choice”, an organization dedicated to immigration reform.

These are two of New Hampshire’s proven women leaders, both currently serving in the N.H. House of Representatives.

Summit host is Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell. Attorney General Pam Bondi will give the keynote address.

Personally knowing both Representatives Garcia Sanborn, I know they are honored to be chosen to attend, and have this opportunity to debate and work with other proven women leaders.

Congratulations to both on being selected to attend. Have a great time, enjoy the experience, and the opportunity to meet other proven leaders. I’m proud of both of you.

(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at