Warner Democratic Chair Offers Praise to Retiring Republican Representative

By David Bates

I’m writing as the Democratic chair of the Town of Warner to thank New Hampshire Representative Natalie Wells for her service in the legislature.

In 2016, 2018, and 2020, Natalie ran to represent the five-town floterial district of Danbury, Andover, Salisbury, Webster, and Warner – an exhausting task in itself. After winning in 2016 and 2020 she served long hours on the highly contentious and partisan House Election Law committee, and at House sessions that often lasted deep into the evening, seldom missing a vote.

This year she has chosen not to run for re-election, foregoing the generous $100 per year salary with which New Hampshire thanks the dedicated public servants who give so much of their time and energy to keep the light of representative government burning from year to year, and generation to generation.

I know I speak for many when I say that the heated frustrations surrounding political disagreements are entirely put aside with her retirement, replaced only with the gratitude of neighbors for years of sacrifice.