Bonnie Wright is a long-time New Hampshire resident, dedicated to her family and the greater Salem community. She has been an educator, small business owner and manager, and paralegal secretary.
Committed to fair and sustainable development for Salem, Bonnie was appointed as an Alternate to the Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment in 2014. In 2016, she was elected to fill the vacancy on that Board, and was re-elected by Salem Voters for a second three-year term in 2019. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 she was elected by her peers to serve as Vice Chair of the ZBA. She was elected by other Board members to serve for one year as the Chair of the ZBA in 2020.
Bonnie has worked passionately at the state and national level to promote food safety for her town, state, and community. She is committed to researching and understanding the impacts of genetically engineered foods and their associated chemicals, and advocating for the safety of our water and food supply. She is the founder of NH Right to Know GMO, and co-founder of Non-Toxic New Hampshire. She has helped introduce several bills, including a GMO labeling bill and the bipartisan bill, HB399 in 2018, to reduce the use of pesticides where children play. In 2019, she had a hand in the introduction of a bill to protect our pollinators.
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Salem Farmers Market (2014-2015), Bonnie served as Recording Secretary. In April 2017, Bonnie accepted the challenge from the Board, and returned to serve on the Board in the role of Volunteer Coordinator. In May 2018, she was elected as President of the Board of Directors; a position that she continues to hold.
Bonnie began summering in New Hampshire when she was ten years old. She has lived in northern New England since she was 18, and has spent the last 3.5 decades in New Hampshire. She moved from the Lakes Region to southern New Hampshire after her marriage in 2007.
Bonnie and her husband, Wayne, purchased their home in Salem in 2008. Between them, they have raised three children and are proud grandparents of four. Bonnie is committed to leaving the planet a better place for her children and grandchildren, starting with making Salem a healthier, more prosperous community.
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