CONCORD, NH – Last Friday Karen Ladd, a public school teacher, filed 119 nominating petitions to be placed on the ballot for Ward 6 Alderwoman. The 119 petitions were collected in just three days, and represent nearly 20% more than the amount necessary to qualify.
“I was thrilled to have the support of so many of Ward 6’s voters,” said Ladd. “Having spent the last three days canvassing I am really looking forward to continuing to get out there and meeting more of the wonderful voters of Ward 6.”
A fifteen-year veteran of the classroom, in 2014 Karen was awarded the NEA-NH’s Christa McAuliffe Leadership Award for outstanding service to the cause of public education, and was nominated for New Hampshire’s Teacher of the Year in 2009.
“Education is my passion, but when elected my biggest priority will be the needs of the voters of Ward 6. That is why I filed by petition instead of merely paying the filing fee. I wanted to get out there and meet the residents of my community.”
“The three topics that I heard about most while meeting voters were crime, drugs and school,” said Ladd. “People want good schools and they want their children to be safe when they are going to those schools.”
Karen is currently serving her first term on the NEA-New Hampshire’s Executive Board. She is also a member of the Currier Museum and the New Hampshire Audubon Society. She was also President of her local association for 5 years.