Gerri Cannon

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford District 18

Gerri is one of the first openly trans people to be elected and serve in the New Hampshire state legislature


Gerri was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2018 to represents the city of Somersworth and the town of Rollinsford. She sits on the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs committee. Gerri is a transgender advocate and a member of the New Hampshire Conference of UCC Churches, Open and Affirming Concerns Committee. She has presented at educational sessions for Church congregations and businesses throughout the state. Gerri lives in Somersworth, NH, and was elected to the City School Board in 2017.

Gerri was a member of the Freedom NH Steering Committee and is a spokesperson for Transgender equality. She has been discussing Transgender topics for Speak Out Boston, PFLAG NH, Freedom NH, and the NH State Legislature for over fifteen years. She worked for the combined companies of Digital, Compaq and Hewlett Packard for over thirty years in a wide variety of Engineering and Marketing roles. She ran her own Carpentry Business in Merrimack, NH, and she has driven Tractor Trailers cross country. Gerri graduated Magna Cum Laude from SNHU in 1998 and holds a BS in Business.

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