Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Former State Representative Angeline Kopka

November 02, 2016

(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former state Representative Angeline “Angie” Kopka:

“Throughout her 100 years, Angie Kopka was a trailblazer,” said Senator Shaheen. “Born before women had the right to vote, Angie pushed boundaries, attending business college and creating her own successful business. But it is Angie’s service to her beloved Granite State – later becoming the oldest lawmaker in the country – that will cement her place in our state’s history as a strong, tenacious woman who embodied the spirit of civic engagement that we pride ourselves on. Angie’s work in her Nashua community and her legacy of public service will inspire generations to come. My thoughts are with Angie’s family and the Nashua community as they mourn her passing and reflect on a life well-lived.”