Becky Whitley

Becky Whitley

New Hampshire State Senate, District 15, NH

Becky is running for New Hampshire Senate because she wants to be a voice for all Granite Staters.

Becky received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The George Washington University and a J.D. from Vermont Law School. After graduating from law school, Becky worked at the Disability Rights Center – NH (DRC) as a staff attorney, representing individuals navigating New Hampshire’s complicated service delivery system.

During her time at DRC, Becky had a particular specialty and interest in children’s issues and Medicaid policy – working with children and families involved in multiple systems. She worked on issues such as access to appropriate medical, special education, and other community-based services and developed a profound understanding of the programs and services available to New Hampshire children and families – as well as the significant system barriers and gaps.

From 2015-2017, Becky transitioned from practicing law and worked with the Environmental Defense Fund as a consultant and climate organizer for Moms Clean Air Force. During this time, Becky worked with a diverse group of activists, stakeholders and elected officials to build public and political support for climate action and to highlight the impact of climate change on children’s health.

Most recently, Becky was the Policy Director for the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative, a system transformation project housed at New Futures. Using a deep knowledge of funding mechanisms, system barriers, and federal and state policy, Becky worked with stakeholders to identify and implement policies to transform the way we care for youth with behavioral health challenges and improve access to essential healthcare services.

Becky has been recognized by the Parent Information Center and New Hampshire Family Voices for her family engagement work and as 2019 Citizen of the Year by the New Hampshire chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Becky currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Service, and is a member of the Christian Education Board at the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, NH. She formerly served as the Secretary of the Hopkinton Recycling Committee. After many years of living in Concord, Becky now lives in Hopkinton with her husband Steven and their 6 year old son.