Representative Sherry Dutzy (D)

Hillsborough - District 30


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Home Address

18 Swart Terrace
Nashua, NH  03064-1955
Sherry.Dutzy@leg.state.nh.us
603.882.1274
Seat #: 4019

Additional Information

House Committee Information
Committee Name: Environment and Agriculture
Position:  Member
Committee Phone:  603-271-3125
Committee Function:
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture to consider all matters concerning agricultural and farm problems of the state, physical land use including current use, the various agricultural organizations, the protection of the state's environment from forms of pollution other than air or water pollution, waste management issues, and such other matters as may be referred to it.

Personal Biography
Raised on the outskirts of Detroit during the civil rights era, Sherry Dutzy was always aware of inequities in life but not politically active. She comes from an extended family of small business owners with her parents having owned a dry-cleaning business. She began working there at age of 10.

After graduating from East Detroit High School, Sherry attended Michigan State University where she met her husband, Jack. They moved to California for his first job where she graduated summa cum laude from California State University – Long Beach in 1970 with a degree in Sociology and Social Welfare. Upon graduation they moved to Nashua where they have lived ever since.

Sherry’s first career was as a social worker. Upon receiving her MSW from Boston University she worked as a medical and psychiatric social worker where she often saw the ineffectiveness of public policy. This still exists today whereby the system often rewards those who know how to play it and punishes those who wish to get ahead. She saw benefits being terminated because a client made a few dollars over the maximum while, at the same time, the job they had didn’t cover essential needs.
Local Government Involvement
In part due to low wages that couldn’t support self-sufficiency, Sherry left social work in 1980 to pursue an MBA at Northeastern University and worked in technical sales and business development until semi-retirement. Given the opportunity to travel extensively across the US and world, she was able to interact with many cultures and see how the human need for security, organization and stability links us together. This fit very well with her love for sociology and anthropology.

After full-time employment where her travel schedule made volunteering difficult, Sherry wanted to give back to her community. Building on her lifetime of gardening and care of the environment, she sought and was appointed to the Nashua Conservation Commission where she now serves as chair. In 2018 she ran for her first term in the State House after seeing how years of a pro-business stance had decimated school budgets and mental health services.During her first term she served on the Environment & Agriculture Committee which works to assist farmers, protect the environment, provide for animal welfare and seeks to maintain the NH way of life that we all value. Sherry strongly supports transparency and good governance and believes that serving should be more about effective policy than politics.
Miscellaneous Information:
Sherry lives with her husband, 3 cats and the many birds, squirrels, raccoons and other wildlife that visit her yard.