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N.H. trans state rep now fighting to keep seat
2012-11-29

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In New Hampshire, transgender state Rep.-elect Stacie Marie Laughton said she will continue fighting to keep her seat, according to UnionLeader.com .

Laughton—who made history as the nation's first transgender elected official—initially decided to step down after news of her criminal record became public. However, she has now said, "I'm reconsidering and I'm seeking the advice of professionals and through social media."

Laughton initially decided to leave office after it was revealed that she had served four months in Belknap County House of Corrections following a 2008 credit card fraud conviction, the Huffington Post reported.


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