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NHDP Chair Ray Buckley’s Statement on the Passing of the NH House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing

CONCORD, NH — In response to the passing of New Hampshire House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley has released the following statement:


“Today, New Hampshire lost a great and courageous hero, and I lost a good friend, with the passing of New Hampshire House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing. Renny’s passion for justice was unparalleled in New Hampshire history. He spent his entire life fighting the good fight. Always courageously championing the cause of those who needed a champion.


“Personally, I was inspired by his charismatic leadership as a teen and followed him in the fight against the Seabrook nuclear plant. Just ten years later, we were both elected to the NH House in 1986 - both by 9 votes. Together we worked on issues both great and small, his clarity of thought, strategic mind and heart of gold were a wonder to behold. His sense of justice never wavered or compromised. His epic determination and strength led to impressive victories both inside the legislature and out.


“All New Hampshire Democrats are feeling an immense loss and mourn the passing of Leader Cushing. Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife Kristie Conrad and his three daughters, Marie, Elizabeth and Grace.”