Compassionate, Pragmatic and Centrist Leadership for NH  


Kate will bring a calm leadership style to Concord and work collaboratively to secure a bright future for NH.  Kate will remind leaders of all 3 parties that we are on the same team and hold them accountable to bring their most compelling ideas and a cooperative , civil spirt to the General Court.  We must work together to invest in education,  protect the environment and support the economy while honoring fiscal responsibility.  Kate believes in equal rights.  She believes that it it our job as citizens to stay engaged and do our part to correct the course when we are disappointed with our government.  

Kate is a Clinical Psychologist who lives and works in Dover's 2nd Ward.  She lives on Lexington Street with her husband, Dave Thut who is an orthopedic surgeon at Seacoast Orthopedics and her Psychotherapy Practice is in the One Washington Street Mill Building.  Kate and Dave are parents of sons who attend Cal Tech and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

At age 6, Kate moved from Alexandria, VA to Maine with her family who purchased a retail furniture store from a WSJ classified ad and she understands small business from her inside view that spanned payroll and inventory discussions at the kitchen table to sales and driving the delivery truck.

Kate graduated from Dartmouth College where she  majored in History and met her husband. Kate earned her PhD from American University. Dave served in the Navy and Kate balanced her roles as mother, wife and psychologist as they lived in Charleston, SC; Seattle, WA and New York City.  Kate and Dave chose to return to NH to settle down to finish raising their sons in 2009. While in NH Kate served as co-chair of ministerial search committee at South Church and as Vice-Chair of the Board and member of the nominating committee.  She served on the parent board and as co-chair for the Parent Group for Cultural Competency and Inclusivity at Berwick Academy.  Kate believes in the worth and dignity of all people and our responsibility as citizens to look beyond personal self-interest to the common good: liberty and justice for all. 

In 4th grade, Kate was president of her 4 H Club and has never forgotten that she pledged “My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world” and can no longer stay on the sidelines.

Kate is running in NH’s Strafford County District 14 for State Representative to bring calm, moderate leadership to the General Court and to hold leaders from both parties accountable and focussed on problem solving and policy rather than political posturing. She will advance reforms to ensure that our political process represents the people- including the way we draw district lines, fund campaigns and run elections.  Kate is optimistic about the future of centrist- independent leadership and is committed to inspiring others to join the the effort.