New Hampshire Democrat representative Stacie Laughton, the state’s first openly transgender public official, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly violating a domestic violence order by stalking an unidentified woman.
Laughton — originally born Barry Charles Laughton Jr. — was arrested on November 12 after violating a protective order by allegedly trying to contact the victim through social media — days after securing re-election in the 2022 Midterms, Reduxx reported.
Hudson Police Department said authorities arrested the 38-year-old trans representative in September for violating the same order, but he was released shortly after.
Laughton did not provide comments to media outlets.
House Democrat Rep. Timothy Horrigan (D-Durham) defended Laughton on Twitter.
“She’s gotten into a lot of trouble over the years & she keeps getting into trouble, but she’s basically