As of 2023 - 2024 Salem is in House District 25 Rockingham County. We are represented by 9 State Representatives.
(R) Lorie Ball
Representative Lorie Ball first term elected to the NH State House. She graduated from Rivier University with a Master of Education in Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities. She was later certified as a Reading and Writing Specialist in 2011, and accepted into the Education in Leadership and Learning Doctoral Program in 2018. Lorie is serving on the Children and Family Law Committee.
Occupations: Public Servant; retired
(R) Tanya Donnelly
Representative Tanya Donnelly's first term elected to the NH State House. She also serves on Salem's Budget Committee, Salem's Republican Town Committee Vice Chair,
President of Greater Salem FRW, Regional Chair for Area 2 on the NH GOP State Committee, and President of the Canobie Lake Protective Association. She serves on the Resource, Recreation, and Development Committee.
Occupations: Independent Business Consultant
(R) Fred Doucette
Representative Fred Doucette has been elected to four terms in the NH legislature, including serving as Assistant Majority Leader. We need to find bipartisan ways to lower electric rates, address the opioid epidemic, and keep our unemployment rate low. We should also continue to successfully business tax cuts. He will continue to be an accessible voice in Concord for Salem's best interests. He serves on the Ways and Means Committee and Special Committee on Commissions
Occupation: Retired Salem firefighter and paramedic
(R) John Janigian
Representative John Janigian's diverse background, deep concern for issues and thoughtful demeanor helps him navigate, negotiate and provide important feedback on a myriad of issues effecting Salem and the State of NH. He has a BS degree in Chemistry from Tufts University, and a MS degree in Computer Science from Boston University and worked in the computer field for 25 years. He was a former Director of Engineering for several technology start-up companies and is currently in property management and a Real Estate Broker. John proudly serves as the Church Moderator at the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church in Salem.
He is passionate about keeping the New Hampshire Advantage strong with No Sales Tax and No Income Tax. He has received an “A” rating from the NRA. He has been married to his wife Mary Ann, for 35 years and is blessed with 3 grown daughters. John and his wife are expecting his 3rd grandchild in a couple months. He is motivated to keep NH growing and prospering for future generations. He serves as the Vice Chairman on the Ways and Means Committee.
(R) Dennis Mannion
Representative Dennis Mannion first term elected to the NH State House represents the town of Salem. He has been in Law Enforcement for 30 years working in various positions to include patrol, community policing as well as police prosecutor. He servers on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.
Occupation: Law Enforcement
(R) Valerie McDonnell
Representative Valerie McDonnell is currently the youngest state legislator serving nationwide. In addition, Valerie is the youngest state legislator in New Hampshire history, at only 18 years old. About these achievements she says, "I am honored to be a voice for people of all
ages." Her priorities include promoting civic education, veteran advocacy, tax reduction, and defending the 2nd Amendment. She serves on Education Committee.
(R) Joe Sweeney
Representative Joe Sweeney was first elected to the New Hampshire House in the November 2012 elections. Joe served two terms, sitting on the Election Law Committee fighting for common sense election law and procedures throughout the State. In July 2015, Joe was elected Chairman of the New Hampshire Young Republicans, and was re-elected in April 2017.
Joe believes that when states step back and allow people to do more and be more, we all can achieve more. Joe graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s in Political Science in May of 2016 and completed his Master’s in Public Policy from the Carsey School of Public Policy in May of 2018. Joe is a fighter for the New Hampshire Advantage and wishes to see future growth and stability for his town of Salem and New Hampshire as a whole. He serves on the Finance Committee.
(R) John Sytek
Representative John Sytek moved to Salem in 1971 from Portsmouth where he had worked as a nuclear engineer at the shipyard. Since then he co-founded a small business (group of copy centers). After selling the business, he got certified to teach high school Latin. He retired after 15 years as an educator but continues to teach part-time at Salem High. He has served on the board of Salem Dollars for Scholars for 25 years and has been appointed by the court to be a bail commissioner. John also serves as Salem’s Town Treasure.
During eight terms in the NH House John has served on the committee that deals with the state retirement system and professional licensing. He has worked to assure the solvency of the NH Retirement system so that retirees get the benefits they have earned. He believes that occupational licensing should be required only to protect health and safety, not to limit competition.
Rep. Sytek has voted on thousands of bills during his time in the legislature. He says, "I try to be thoughtful, evaluating issues on merit, regardless of partisanship. Usually, I think the Republican approach is right, but I don't march lockstep with anyone." He servers on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.
(R) Susan Vandecasteele
Representative Susan Vandecasteele was born and raised in Salem. She wants to become more involved in the community, and have the younger generation get out to vote, as well as all residents of Salem. Susan feels our forefathers fought for this right so that we, the people, can have a say in what happens, and your vote makes that happen. This will be her first term as your State Representative. Susan is passionate about the Constitution and what it stands for. She wants New Hampshire to stay the way it’s always been; New Hampshire is what America should be. Susan wants to go to Concord and represent the Salem that she grew up in.
Occupation: Automotive / Customer Service Advisor/Public Servant