Carroll County’s State Representatives
- Founding board member, Conway Area Humane Society
- Served as Conway Area Humane Society board chair for seven years, serving on the board for eleven years
- I have been on the board of directors for Starting Point; Services for the Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence for five years.
- I served as Starting Point’s Chair of the Board of Directors for three years
- I was the chair of Starting Point’s annual fundraiser, Boots ‘n Bling, managing the most successful auctions in the agency’s history
- My husband and I fostered over 20 Brittany Spaniels for a rescue organization, adopting two of them. We currently have one very well-behaved rescue dog, and two poorly behaved rescued cats.
- I am currently the secretary of Carroll County Democrats and the town chair for Bartlett Democrats, and am also on the Bartlett Zoning Board of Appeals.
I was raised in the midwest and moved to Boston for medical school in 1974. In 2007, after practicing as an orthopedic spine surgeon in Boston for 23 years, my wife and I relocated to Freedom, New Hampshire and I started a non-operative spine practice at Saco River Medical Group. My wife is a librarian at the Madison Library and we have three grown sons. At the end of 2015, I retired and soon after I embarked on a second career of running for the New Hampshire legislature.
I was always interested in politics but my schedule precluded active participation. My governance work over the years has been in the non-profit sector. I served on the board of the New England Mission Fund for a couple of years and the on the board of Calumet Lutheran Ministries (Camp Calumet) for 6 years. I have been on the board of the Green Mountain Conservation Group for over 3 years, serving as the vice-chair for one year and I am now in my third year as the chair of the board.
Most of my hobbies involve outside activities–hiking, running, biking, kayaking, swimming and skiing. Much of my time is devoted to gardening. Besides my large garden at home, I care for several beds at Camp Calumet, including beds which I use to teach children about gardening.
Susan Ticehurst served four years as NH State Representative, demonstrating that an ordinary person can run successfully and work with integrity for fair, responsible and open government.
Her experience includes:
- Member of the NH House of Representatives’ Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee for two terms;
- Carroll County Coalition for Public Health Advisory Council member;
- Member of various economic organizations, including the Tamworth Capital Improvement Plan Committee, Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council, Tamworth Economic Development Commission;
- Facilitator for groups of disadvantaged entrepreneurs in a micro-loan program; Assistant to the state director;
- Organizer and presenter for a civic advocate education project;
- Trained facilitator for community discussions using a deliberative democracy model;
- Inaguaral member of the National Association of State Legislators for Civil Discourse;
- Human services agency director, responsible for planning and program implementation;
- Child care facility director, responsible for meeting state licensing
- Preschool teacher and Head Start home edcuator;
- Program coordinator for a care giving organization, matching volunteers to elders in need of assistance;
- Elder care provider;
I grew up in a working class family on Peaks Island, in Portland, Maine, attended public schools and graduated from Gorham State Teacher’s College. My family moved to Rochester, New Hampshire in 1961. I met Paul there and following our graduations, we married and moved to England where he fulfilled his US Airforce commitment. Upon return, we chose Wolfeboro to set up his dental practice and moved here in 1967 to make our home and raise our four children.