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.
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, most recently, the bipartisan bill, HB399, to reduce the use of pesticides where children play.
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, 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 Hamphire. She moved from the Lakes Region to southern New Hampshire after her marriage in 2007. She and her husband, Wayne, a Vietnam Veteran, 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.
Husband, Wayne, is a Vietnam Vet and a life-long union member
Two children, one stepchild, four grandchildren
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
Teacher, legal secretary, and small business owner and manager.
President/Secretary/Board of Directors for Salem NH Farmers Market
Volunteer Coordinator, Salem NH Farmers Market
Founder of NH Right to Know GMO
Co-founder of Non-Toxic New Hampshire
Elected and appointed offices:
Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment
• Appointed alternate in late 2014
• Elected as full member for 3-year term in March 2016
• Elected as Vice Chair for 1-year term in March 2017
Salem Democratic Town Committee
• Elected as Secretary in 2017
Rockingham County Democrats
• Elected as an At-Large Member, Executive Committee
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
Frequently writes and lectures about food sustainability, food safety, and pesticides
Avid amateur genealogist