“It is with great sadness that we learned this morning of the sudden passing of Rep. Steve Vaillancourt of Manchester.  We will remember Steve as an outstanding orator and a man who was certainly dedicated to his principles.  He was serving his 10th term in the NH House, representing the voters of Ward 8 in Manchester.  Rep. Vaillancourt was a valuable member of the House Finance committee where he served as a strong advocate for the taxpayers of our State. Today’s news comes as a shock to us all.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to is brother, Norman.  I will pass along any details of any funeral arrangements as they become available.”