11/26/2012 04:13 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Stacie Laughton, Transgender New Hampshire State Representative, Asked To Resign After Fraud Revelation

House Majority Leader Pete Silva, R-Nashua, is calling on newly elected State Rep. Stacie Laughton, D-Nashua, to resign her post after "not coming clean" with constituents about her past conviction for credit card fraud, for which she served four months in Belknap County House of Corrections.

That news came over the weekend in a story published by the Laconia Daily Sun. The Daily Sun's Gail Ober, who wrote the story, said that while Laughton's criminal history was well known in Laconia, she was unaware Laughton was running for office in Nashua until after the election results came in.

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