Protecting, Advocating & Fighting for District 3 Constituents
CONSTITUENT SERVICES – RESIDENTS, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, BUSINESSES
If you are in need of assistance navigating New Hampshire’s 239 agencies and commissions, or feel you have been treated unfairly, Executive Councilor Stevens may be able to help resolve a problem or get you the information you need. Please fill out the following contact form, reach out directly via email at Janet.L.Stevens@nh.gov, call the office at (603) 271-3632 or call direct at (603) 436-1645.
To see a list of New Hampshire State Agencies, please see: https://www.nh.gov/government/agencies.htm
“Thank you so much for your sincere and genuine concern for the health and safety of Diane and me.
Your immediate actions have resolved our frustrating COVID-19 scheduling problems in less than a day.
Thanks again for your help and thank you for all that you do for your constituents and all of the people of our great state.”
-Dick and Diane Jones, North Hampton
“Thank you for the call back from your car this morning. Thanks again for the resolution of my personal little problem. You are going to be a VERY worthy successor to Ruthie. SHE was famous (infamous amongst the bureaucrats) for urging them to deal with constituent problems or even good ideas.
Carry on dear lady and may you NOT get worn out by the demands (not only statutory but also the self-imposed ones) because so far you look like the “new Ruthie” we were all hoping for. As folks often say to, we Military Veterans ‘thanks for serving’”.
When a constituent from Exeter, and veteran of Korean War, sought help with vaccine registration – I went to work. With two co-morbidity factors, this had to be triaged:
“We all have COVID 19 and I need the money restored to survive.”
On February 10, 2021, a Salem/District 3 Constituent reached out for help, while battling COVID. Within hours I was assisting the constituent and family with a complex State Unemployment Compensation (UC) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which resulted in an overpayment demand letter. Working with agency leadership and counsel – the issue was identified and resolved.
“Councilor Stevens, just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for your support of the contract to support local Recovery Centers.”
-Cheryle Pacapelli, Harbor Care
“I wanted to reach out and express my thanks for your approval of item #8 from this week’s G&C agenda re: the 15% enhancement for nurses at SYSC. It is much appreciated and hopefully will help fill some of the vacant positions.”
-Nancy Erickson, RNBC.
When I received an email from a healthcare provider expressing the 39% nurse vacancy, we spoke at 10 pm that night, the only time she could schedule a call between patients.
“Thank you so much for following up. Yes! Thanks for taking the time to ensure the vaccine roll out is working.”
-A District 3 constituent and Rye resident
LEADING DURING A CATASTROPHIC CRISIS – On Monday, February 8th at 4 a.m., a Three-Alarm fire at a multi-unit housing complex in Raymond, forced 50 constituents to flee – many with just the clothes on their backs. Seeing the magnitude of the Raymond Fire and the small explosions that tore the building apart on the news, I immediately called local officials. By Tuesday morning, I was in contact with Raymond Town Manager, Joe Ilsley discussing needs of my constituents. Residents needs included: short term housing, obtaining copies of critical documents, Emergency Relief Funds, crisis/mental health support, access to State’s Fire Marshall, and legal. I spoke with leadership at the Department of Health & Human Services and Commissioners at Homeland Security, Public Safety and Employment Security, informing them of the catastrophic crisis and need for immediate support. Attorney General Gordon McDonald and I discussed the situation as well. Finding adequate, mid-term housing was the greatest need. I personally reached out to Governor Sununu’s staff – 4 hours later I received word that the necessary funds would be made available. Working with the Governor Office of Economic Relief and Recovery to finalize plans to gain access to the urgent financial request – done!
IN THE NEWS
An Important Change for New Hampshire’s Executive Council – Thank Heavens for Janet Stevens – Lawrence Eagle Tribune
At State Supreme Court Nomination, AG Gordon McDonald Grilled – Concord Monitor
Warmington’s line of questioning brought a slight rebuke from District 3 Councilor Janet Stevens, a Rye Republican, who invoked the experience of Broderick’s confirmation to argue the questioning was irrelevant.
“Sitting here today is former Supreme Court Justice Broderick, who I had the pleasure of speaking with,” she said. “He was active in Democratic politics prior to being named. As an attorney without judicial experience, he went right to the Supreme Court. Two years later, Justice Broderick became the chief justice. During his judicial hearing, there was no reference to his political affiliation.”