After serving four terms as a State Representative from Londonderry and Auburn, Sharon Carson was elected to the Senate in 2008. She served three terms on the House Education Committee, the last as the Senior Republican Policy Advisor. She also has served on the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee and Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules. Senator Carson has served on the Rockingham County Delegation's Executive Committee for two terms as the Chair of the Registry of Deeds.
A native New Englander, Senator Carson was born in Maine, raised in Connecticut, and has deep family ties with New Hampshire. Senator Carson graduated from Mount Wachusetts Community College with a degree in laboratory technology and earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in American history from the University of New Hampshire. She was awarded a doctoral scholarship from UNH, has taken and passed her doctoral exams in American History and is currently working on her dissertation.
Senator Carson is an adjunct faculty member at Nashua Community College where she has taught a variety of classes in history. She also has taught at the University of New Hampshire. Senator Carson is a veteran. She is a retired Sergeant First Class from the United States Army Reserve.
Senator Carson is married and has two daughters.