Senator Jeanie Forrester was elected to the New Hampshire Senate in 2010.
She and her husband, Keith, own a small environmental technology company. She also has served in Town Administrator positions in Tuftonboro and New Durham. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director for two award-winning Main Street programs in Plymouth and Meredith, where she helped create jobs and economic prosperity by attracting new businesses and new development.
Senator Forrester earned her bachelor's degree in political science with honors at the University of New Hampshire and went to work for Governor John H. Sununu. While serving full-time on the Governor's staff, Jeanie completed her MBA at the Whittemore School of Business & Economics.
In the community, she serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Franklin Business & Industrial Development Corporation, as a board member for The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra and Latchkey Charities. She is a member of Altrusa, Americans for Prosperity, the NH Economic Development Association, Rakkasans 187th ARCT Association, and the NRA. She has helped raise money for a variety of organizations including the Loon Preservation Committee and the NH Lakes Association.
Senator Forrester also volunteers for Community Caregivers (Meredith, Center Harbor, & Moultonborough) which provides supportive services to neighbors in need. She serves on the Meredith Capital Improvements Program Committee and is a past member of the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee.