Remembering Phil Preston 12/4/38 – 11/16/23

I’m writing to report the sad news of the passing of former New Hampshire House member Phil Preston on November 16, 2023. Phil represented Grafton House District 8 from 2006-2010
A longtime resident of Ashland, New Hampshire, Phil was a passionate advocate for the protection of New Hampshire’s beauty and natural resources, and was actively involved in a number of conservation groups, including Lakes Region Conservation Trust, Squam Lakes Association and others. Phil was a committed and dedicated House member, and represented his Grafton 8 constituents with compassion, modesty, and humility. He was always ready with a quick smile and a kind word, and was well-respected by his constituents and his colleagues in the House and Senate.

Phil was predeceased by his late wife, Margaret “Peg” Dobbie, a well-known advocate for reproductive freedom, and a former executive director of New Hampshire NARAL. Phil was a long-time member of Plymouth Area Democrats, and a valued friend to many of us in Grafton County and New Hampshire. Phil will be sorely missed.Phil Preston Obituary, (1938 – 2023) – Ashland, NH

—Deb Reynolds

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