Virginia Irwin

Virginia “Biddy” Irwin retired from the NH Department of Education after ten years. Ms. Irwin served in multiple positions, the most recent as Director of Education and Interim Superintendent for SAU 43. Previously, she worked in the fields of mental health and developmental disabilities.

Biddy was elected to the NH House of Representatives in 1982, 2012 and 2014. She also served as a Newport Selectman for 21 years, including being the first woman and subsequently first female chairman.

In her “retirement” Biddy serves on the Executive Committee for Sullivan County Democrats, works at the Library Arts Center in Newport, is a member of the Outreach Committee for South Congregational Church of Newport NH, and Chair of the Monuments and Memorials Committee for the Town of Newport.