Jeanne Dietsch, Bedford State Senate Candidate

Senator Jeanne Dietsch

Age (as of Election Day)


Position Sought

Senate District 9

Party Affiliation



Husband, Bill Kennedy; daughter, Eva; son-in-law, Justin and son, Ethan.

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?



Masters in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; B.S., Western Michigan University


Tech Entrepreneur, 20 years; Educational Publishing & Software, 8 years

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office

Current: NH Senator; Vice Chair, Senate Education Committee; member, Senate Ways & Means Committee, member, Economic Development Authority; Chair PFAS Commission; previous: member, School Board; chair, Zoning Board of Adjustment

Campaign website

Why are you seeking elective office?

I am running because I am concerned about rising generations. My parents grew up poor, on Depression-era farms, but worked hard, gained a good livelihood and sent their four children to public college for a small fee. Their efforts gave

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Barbie launches ‘Campaign Team’ doll set featuring a black woman as a presidential candidate

Barbie has released a new 2020 “Campaign Team” set, which features a black doll as a presidential candidate.

While the current US presidential nominees are both white men, toy company Mattel is hoping to nurture the dreams of young girls that they could one day become the first female president.

The new launch features four dolls who each have roles within the campaign and election process, including a black presidential candidate dressed in a pink blazer who comes holding a microphone.

The other dolls are also all women, including a campaign manager, a fundraiser, and a voter.

Mattel said the set aims to “expose girls to public leadership roles and pique their interest in shaping the future”.

“Since 1959, Barbie has championed girls and encouraged them to be leaders whether in the classroom, community or someday, of the country,” said Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and global head of Barbie

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