Today, 01:51 PM
Steve was a New Hampshire representative off an on for ten terms. Steve started his public service as a Democrat. He late switched to the Libertarian Party and was one of the few legislators to ever be elected as an official member of the Libertarian Party. Just like Ron Paul, Steve decided it was easier to get elected and help liberty as a Republican. This made Steve the only legislator in U.S. history to be elected as a Democrat, Libertarian, and a Republican. When Ron Paul decided to run for President as a Republican, Steve got on board. Not only did Steve endorse Ron Paul, he ran Ron Paul's ads on his Manchester public access show.
Those in the liberty movement best know Steve as the longest serving libertarian state legislator in our movement. Cannabis activists know him as sponsoring the 2014 bill that when passed the New Hampshire House, because the first cannabis legalization bill to ever be supported by a state legislative body in the nation. Those in New England best know him for his controversial comments that occasionally got him headlines from various North East publications and news websites. Those in the New Hampshire House best know Steve as the top orator in the building. Those in Manchester know him as a community leader and tireless public servant. Steve earned every penny of the total $2,000 salary he made in his ten terms as a legislator!
What I respected most about Steve were his detailed writings about New Hampshire politics, his perhaps best in New Hampshire political prognosticator skills, and his willingness to meet with and help train liberty candidates and free staters. I will forever be in his debt. Rest in Peace Steve.
Learn more about Steve on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Vaillancourt
I'm going to post various comments from Twitter. Facebook, and articles about the passing of Steve in the comments. Please feel free to add your own thoughts.