Rep Mary Jane Wallner
Merrimack District - 10
21st term in the NH House
Celina HS (Celina, OH)
University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH; BS, 1971)
Wheelock College (Boston, MA)
Representative Mary Jane Wallner is serving her 21st term in the New Hampshire House, representing Merrimack County District 10, Concord, Ward 5 and Hopkinton. She was the House Majority Leader from 2007-2010. During her tenure in the House, Rep. Wallner has served on the Rules, and Legislative Administration Committees, Health and Welfare, and Children, Youth and Families Committees and on the Finance and Fiscal Committees.
A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Wallner’s community involvement is extensive. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of the Merrimack Valley Day Care Service. She is also the Past President of the New Hampshire Child Care Association; a past member of the New Hampshire Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect; a past board member of New Hampshire Healthy Kids; and a past board member of the New Hampshire Women’s lobby and the New Hampshire Children’s Alliance.
Representative Wallner was named the 1995 Legislator of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics; 1996 Legislator of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Social Workers; was awarded the 1998 Providian Child Care Partner Award; 2001 Legislator of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Counties; 2004 Profile of Service Award from the UNH Alumni Association; 2005 Outstanding Legislator Award from the New Hampshire State Grange; 2006 Peter Hoe Burling Legislative Award; 2008 Meritorious Service Award from the New Hampshire Women’s Lobby, and the Bruce E. Friedman Award from Partners in Service for Children, Youth and Families.