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New Hampshire State Senator Scott McGilvray Dies

Michael Brindley

  State Senator Scott McGilvray has died.

The Hooksett Democrat died Wednesday morning, though a cause is not yet clear.

He announced last month he stepping away from his job as president of NEA-New Hampshire, the state's largest teachers union, citing health reasons.

McGilvray worked as an educator in Manchester for 25 years before he was elected to the state Senate in November. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

In a statement, Governor Chris Sununu called McGilvray a dedicated public servant.

"We send our most sincere condolences to his family and friends," Sununu said.

State Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley says “we are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Senator Scott McGilvray’s passing.”

“Senator McGilvray will be remembered for his deep dedication to education and for the young people and educators who lives he has impacted so greatly over his 25 years as a social studies teacher and a football coach,” Buckley said.