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. In 2017, and again in 2018, she was elected as Vice Chair of the ZBA. She was re-elected for a second three-year term in 2019, and was re-elected for her third one-year term as Vice Chair.

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 October 2017, she was elected to serve as interim President. In May 2018, she was elected as President.

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.


Family

  • Husband, Wayne, is a Vietnam Vet and a life-long union member until his 2018 retirement.
  • Two children, one stepchild, four grandchildren

Background/Education

Vermont College/Norwich University, Lyndon State College, and Lakes Region Community College

  • Fine & performing arts, education and business courses
  • Graduate with highest honors
  • National Honor Society

Experience/Occupation

  • A former teacher, legal secretary, small business owner and manager, Bonnie often worked more than one job at a time.
  • President, Salem NH Farmers Market
  • Former Secretary & Volunteer Coordinator, Salem NH Farmers Market
  • Founder of NH Right to Know GMO

Elected and appointed offices

Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment

  • Appointed as an Alternate in 2014
  • Elected as a full member for a 3-year term in March 2016. Re-elected in 2019.
  • Elected as Vice Chair for a 1-year term in March 2017 and re-elected in March 2018 and 2019.

Salem Democratic Town Committee

  • Elected as Secretary in 2017. Re-elected in 2019.

Rockingham County Democrats

  • Elected as an At-Large Member, Executive Committee 2017. Re-elected in 2019.

Personal

  • Summered in NH for over 50 years
  • NH Resident since 1983
  • Purchased home in Salem in 2008
  • Reducing carbon footprint with solar panels on our home
  • Avid amateur genealogist