Donna Sytek is a veteran of New Hampshire politics, having served as Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party. During 23 years as a state representative from Salem, she chaired several major committees including Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Criminal Justice. Since her retirement in 2000 she has taken leadership roles in a number of nonprofit organizations, and has served as honorary chair of several gubernatorial, presidential, and US Senate campaigns. She currently serves as chairman of the New Hampshire Parole Board and as chair of the Legislative Ethics Committee. She has been recognized by the Union Leader with the Granite State Legacy award and by NH Catholic Charities with the Above and Beyond award. She has received honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from St. Anselm College and her alma mater, Regis College. Donna is author of "Further Ado: Practical Protocol for New Hampshire," published in 2003. She currently serves as chairman of the New Hampshire Parole Board, chair of the Legislative Ethics Committee, and Rockingham County Register of Probate.