Published DateCONCORD – The state representative from Madison has resigned because he is moving to Conway.
On Tuesday, House Speaker William O'Brien (R-Mont Vernon) announced that Rep. Norman Tregenza (R-Madison) has resigned because he has moved from his district to neighboring Conway.
"Norman Tregenza has been an asset to the House as a hard-working member of both the Judiciary and Fish and Game Committees," said O'Brien. "He has been an active participant in a number of debates and we are sad to lose him as a representative due to him moving to a new community."
Tregenza's seat will remain vacant until someone new is elected in November, according to the New Hampshire Republican Office.
According to O'Brien, Tregenza indicated he may be a candidate for state representative in the fall. If so, Tregenza will have two options. He can in run in his new district that covers Conway, Eaton and Chatham or for the floaterial district that covers all the communities in northern Carroll County including Madison.
Every 10 years, political districts are redrawn based on the U.S. Census to ensure equal representation. Voters will elect representatives to the new districts in November. The number of representatives in Carroll County will increase from 14 to 15. In addition to their State House duties, all of these representatives will be responsible for setting Carroll County government's budget.
Like the other towns in northern Carroll County, Conway is also in floterial District 7, which covers all the towns in District 1, 2 and 3. That means representative for District 7 will cover 2,445 residents in 10 towns and one unincorporated place.
Now that Conway is in District 2, it will share three seats with Chatham, Hale's Location and Eaton. The new District 1 is made up of Jackson, Bartlett and Hart's Location. The new District 3 will share two representatives between Albany, Tamworth, Madison and Freedom.
Tregenza was elected in 2010. While in office, he was an outspoken critic of law enforcement's use of sobriety checkpoints. Tregenza believes the checkpoints were in conflict with the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. He has also sponsored bills advocating for an audit of the Federal Reserve and for the U.S. to withdraw from the United Nations.