Naomi grew up in Epping and graduated from Epping High School. Naomi is a first-generation college graduate—she earned her B.A. in International Studies from Middlebury College and her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law. She has devoted her career to serving the people of New Hampshire, working as Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s senior-most advisor for over a decade. She is running for State Representative because she knows how important it is to have a strong advocate fighting for the people of Epping in Concord.
Naomi was raised by two hard-working parents—her father works in a nursing home and also owns a small business and her mother works at a restaurant. Their work ethic rubbed off on Naomi at an early age. Her first job when she was 14 years old was as a one-on-one aid to a 7 year old with cerebral palsy. She also worked alongside her father washing windows, and throughout high school and college worked two full-time jobs at the Haven and at the Town of Epping Recreation Department in summers as well as many part-time jobs throughout each school year, including Harlow’s Bread and Cracker Company which was located in the building that now is the home to Railpenny Tavern. During college and law school, Naomi worked as a substitute teacher in the Epping School District when home on school break.
Naomi’s work ethic is matched by her unparalleled enthusiasm and energy, all of which she brings to her advocacy. She and Carol worked hard to pass legislation to help troops and veterans, families, small business owners, working men and women, senior citizens, and students.
Naomi loves New Hampshire’s outdoors and cares deeply about protecting the environment for future generations. She’s up at 5 am to be out on the Epping rail trail or on the water by sunrise. She loves her yoga practice at Steam House Yoga. She’s run 13 marathons and completed a 50-mile race with her father. Naomi, her brother, and father have also hiked all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot mountains.
She will never accept corporate PAC or lobbyist money. She will represent the rest of us, not the special interests.