State Rep. Flanders, 82, dies


LACONIA — Don Flanders, 82, a Laconia state representative for 10 terms and the chairman of the board of Byse Insurance Agency, died Thursday.

Don FlandersBelknap County Delegation Chairman Herb Vadney confirmed that members of the Belknap County Delegation received an e-mail from Belknap County Administrator Debra Shackett Thursday afternoon regarding the death of Flanders.

Flanders, a former Laconia City Councilor, was a trustee and past chairman of the board of trustees at Lakes Region General Hospital and a member of the Laconia Rotary Club.

He served on the House Commerce Committee, which oversees the banking, insurance and securities industries and the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.

As a member of the Belknap County Delegation he was a voice for moderation and working with other members to ensure that the county's needs were met in a fiscally responsible manner.