New Hampshire Endorsements

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates look for endorsements from federal, statewide and local elected officials as well as former elected officials and prominent figures.  The New Hampshire State House, with 400 members, is the largest legislative chamber in the United States, affording plenty of opportunities to pick up endorsements (example 2007-08); currently 233 members are Democrats.  In addition, Democrats hold both U.S. Senate and U.S. House seats, a majority in the state Senate and three of the five executive councilors.  Some will be early endorsers, some late endorsers and some non-endorsers. 

updated Nov.ember 19, 2019  
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Federal
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan
U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas (CD-1)
U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (CD-2)

State >
Executive Council
District 1 - Michael Cryans
District 2 - Andru Volinsky
District 5 - Deborah Pignatelli KLOBUCHAR (+)




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Senate Democrats (24 seats: 14D, 10R) +  twitter
Name Position District - City/Town



Donna Soucy
President
18 - Manchester



Martha Fuller Clark
President Pro Tem.
21 - Portsmouth



Dan Feltes
Majority Leader
15 - Concord



David Watters
Dep. Maj. Leader
4 - Dover
BOOKER
04/08/19 +
Lou D'Allesandro
Chair, Fin. Comm.
20 - Manchester
BIDEN
08/17/19
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Kevin Cavanaugh

16 - Manchester



Shannon Chandley

11 - Amherst



Jeanne Diestch

9 - Peterborough



Martha Hennessey

5 - Hanover
BOOKER
09/13/19
+
Jay Kahn

10 - Keene



Melanie Levesque

12 - Nashua



Jon Morgan

23 - Brentwood
BOOKER 04/08/19
+
Cindy Rosenwald

13 - Nashua



Tom Sherman

24 - Rye



7 men, 7 women.



House Democrats (400 seats: 233D, 164R, 1L and 2v)* +  twitter
Democrats by County:  Belknap 2, Carroll 8, Cheshire 21, Coos 6, Grafton 23, Hillsborough 80, Merrimack 31, Rockingham 29, Strafford 27, Sullivan 6. .numbers
BELKNAP (2)
David Huot (Laconia)
Charlie St. Clair (Laconia) BIDEN


CARROLL (8)
Thomas Buco (Conway)
Anita Burroughs (Glen) BOOKER
Edward Butler (Hart's Location) WARREN
Edith DesMarais (Wolfeboro)
Harrison Kanzler (No. Conway) BUTTIGIEG
Jerry Knirk (Freedom)
Susan Ticehurst (Tamworth)
Stephen Woodcock (Ctr. Conway) DELANEY
CHESHIRE (21)
Michael Abbott (Hinsdale)
Richard Ames (Jaffrey) HARRIS
Paul Berch (Westmoreland)
John Bordenet (Keene)
Daniel Eaton (Stoddard)
Barry Faulkner (Swanzey)
Donovan Fenton (Keene)
Jennie Gomarlo (Swanzey)
Cathryn Harvey (Spofford)
Douglas Ley (Jaffrey)
John Mann (Alstead) BUTTIGIEG
Davide Meader (Keene)
David Morrill (Keene) BUTTIGIEG
Henry Parkhurst (Winchester)
William Pearson (Keene)
Joe Schapiro (Keene)
Sandy Swinburne (Marlborough) WARREN
Bruce Tatro (Swanzey) BOOKER
Craig Thompson (Harrisville) WARREN
Sparky Von Plinsky (Keene)
Lucy Weber (Walpole)

COOS (6)
William Hatch (Gorham)
Larry Laflamme (Berlin) WARREN
Wayne Moynihan (Dummer) SANDERS
Henry Noel (Berlin)
Yvonne Thomas (Berlin) WARREN
Edith Tucker (Randolph) WARREN
GRAFTON (23)
Richard Abel (W. Lebanon) WARREN
Joshua Adjutant (Ashland) SANDERS
Susan Almy (Lebanon) BUTTIGIEG
Polly Campion (Etna)
Francesca Diggs (Rumney) WARREN
Roger Dontonville (Enfield) BOOKER
Timothy Egan (Sugar Hill) BIDEN
Sallie Fellows (Holderness) SANDERS
Susan Ford (Easton) GILLIBRAND>WARREN
Elaine French (Littleton) WARREN
Timothy Josephson (Canaan) WARREN
Kevin Maes (Rumney)
Linda Massimilla (Littleton)
Mary Jane Mulligan (Hanover) WARREN
Garrett Muscatel (Hanover)
Sharon Nordgren (Hanover) WARREN
Richard Osborne (Campton)
Dennis Ruprecht (Landaff) BIDEN
Suzanne Smith (Hebron) WARREN
Laurel Stavis (W. Lebanon) WARREN
Jerry Stringham (Lincoln) DELANEY
George Sykes (Lebanon) WARREN
Joyce Weston (Plymouth) WARREN
HILLSBOROUGH
Manchester (29)
Robert Backus BOOKER
Benjamin Baroody
Jane Beaulieu HARRIS
Donald Bouchard BOOKER
Amanda Bouldin
Andrew Bouldin
Jacqueline Chretien WARREN
Erika Connors
Patricia Cornell HARRIS
Kathy Desjardin
Linda DiSilvestro
Mary Freitas BIDEN
Jeffrey Goley
Willis Griffith
Heidi Hamer
Mary Heath
Christopher Herbert WARREN
Jean Jeudy
Nicole Klein-Knight WARREN
Richard Komi BIDEN
Diane Langley BUTTIGIEG
Patrick Long WARREN
Israel Piedra
Joshua Query
Barbara Shaw
Timothy Smith SANDERS
Kendall Snow
Constance Van Houten
Matthew Wilhelm BUTTIGIEG

HILLSBOROUGH
Nashua (27)
Paul Bergeron
William Bordy
Skip Cleaver SANDERS
Bruce Cohen
David Cote BIDEN
Fred Davis
Sherry Dutzy
Manny Espitia CASTRO
Kenneth Gidge
Linda Harriott-Gathright
Greg Indruk
Martin Jack
Mark King SANDERS
Patricia Klee BOOKER
Latha Mangipudi BOOKER
Sue Newman
Ray Newman
Frances Nutter-Upham SANDERS
Allison Nutting-Wong
Michael O'Brien
Michael Pedersen
Janice Schmidt SANDERS
Catherine Sofikitis SANDERS
Deb Stevens  WARREN
Laura Telerski
Dan Toomey SANDERS
Suzanne Vail WARREN

HILLSBOROUGH
other 24
Chris Balch (Wilton) SANDERS
Jennifer Bernet (Wilton)
James Bosman (Francestown)
Paul Dargie (Milford)
Brett Hall (Brookline)
Peter Leishman (Peterborough) BOOKER
Joelle Martin (Milford) HARRIS
Kat McGee (Hollis) WARREN
Donna Mombourquette
(NewBoston) BUTTIGIEG
Sue Mullen (Bedford)
Nancy Murphy (Merrimack)
Megan Murray (Amherst)
Peter Petrigno (Milford)
Daniel Pickering (Hancock)
Marjorie Porter (Hillsborough)
Julie Radhakrishnan (Amherst) BIDEN
Cole Riel (Goffstown) BUTTIGIEG
Rosemary Rung (Merrimack)
Michelle St. John (Hollis) BUTTIGIEG
Kathryn Stack (Merrimack) WARREN
Wendy Thomas (Merrimack) WARREN
Ivy Vann (Peterborough) WARREN
Kermit Williams (Wilton) BIDEN
David Woodbury (New Boston)

MERRIMACK (31)
Christy Barlett (Concord) BOOKER
Ryan Buchanan (Concord) SANDERS
Clyde Carson (Warner)
David Doherty (Pembroke)
Karen Ebel (New London)
Arthur Ellison (Concord) SANDERS
Samantha Fox (Bow)
Joyce Fulweiler (Northfield)
David Karrick (Warner)
Connie Lane (Concord)
David Luneau (Hopkinton)
James MacKay (Concord)
Rebecca McWilliams (Concord) WARREN
Howard Moffett (Canterbury)
Mel Myler (Contoocook)
Roderick Pimentel (Henniker)
Beth Richards (Concord)
Beth Rodd (Bradford) BIDEN
Katherine Rogers (Concord) BOOKER
George Saunderson (Loudon)
Thomas Schamberg (Wilmot)
Dianne Schuett (Pembroke)
Kristina Schultz (Concord)
Steve Shurtleff (Penacook)
Timothy Soucy (Concord)
Alan Turcotte (Allenstown)
Mary Jane Wallner (Concord)
Mary Beth Walz (Bow)
Safiya Wazir (Concord) WARREN
Kenneth Wells (Andover)
Gary Woods (Bow)

ROCKINGHAM (29)
Debra Altschiller (Stratham) WARREN
Skip Berrien (Exeter)
Lisa Bunker (Exeter)
Patricia Bushway (Hampton)
Michael Cahill (Newmarket)
Jacuqeline Cali-Pitts (Portsmouth) BOOKER
David Coursin (Northwood)
Robert Renny Cushing (Hampton) SANDERS
Charlotte DiLorenzo (Newmarket)
Michael Edgar (Hampton)
Mary Eisner (Derry)
Julie Gilman (Exeter) WARREN
Gaby Grossman (Exeter) WARREN
Jaci Grote (Rye)
Tamara Le (No. Hampton) WARREN
Tom Loughman (Hampton)
Patricia Lovejoy (Stratham)
Jim Maggiore (No. Hampton)
Dennis Malloy (Greenland)
Rebecca McBeath (Portsmouth) WARREN
LIz McConnell (Brentwood) WARREN
David Meuse (Portsmouth) WARREN
Kate Murray (New Castle) BOOKER
Laura Pantelakos (Portsmouth)
Ellen Read (Newmarket) SANDERS
Peter Somssich (Portsmouth) WARREN
Mark Vallone (Epping)
Gerald Ward (Portsmouth)
Anne Warner (Londonderry)
STRAFFORD (27)
Peter Bixby (Dover)
Gerri Cannon (Somersworth)
Wendy Chase (Rollinsford)
Casey Conley (Dover) WARREN
Donna Ellis (Rochester)
Kristina Fargo (Dover)
Timothy Fontneau (Rochester)
Sherry Frost (Dover) SANDERS
Amanda Gourgue (Lee)
Chuck Grassie (Rochester) WARREN
Peg Higgins (Rochester) WARREN
Timothy Horrigan (Durham)
Sandra Keans (Rochester)
Cam Kenney (Durham) SANDERS
Cassandra Levesque (Barrington)
Linn Opderbecke (Dover) BOOKER
Cecilia Rich (Somersworth) BOOKER
Jeffrey Salloway (Lee) BOOKER
Catt Sandler (Somersworth) BIDEN
Peter Schmidt (Dover)
Marjorie Smith (Durham)
Thomas Southworth (Dover)
Judith Spang (Durham
Matthew Towne (Barrington)
Susan Treleaven (Dover)
Kenneth Vincent (Somersworth) BIDEN
Janet Wall (Madbury)
SULLIVAN (6)
John Cloutier (Claremont)
Gary Merchant (Claremont)
Andrew O'Hearne (Claremont) BUTTIGIEG
Lee Oxenham (Plainfield) BOOKER
Brian Sullivan (Grantham) WARREN
Linda Tanner (Georges Mills) HARRIS
as of Oct. 25, 2019
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Democrats by Gender: 127 men, 106 women


The first formal state Rep. endorsement came on Feb. 25, 2019 when Castro announced state Rep. Manny Espitia (Nashua) as his state director.
Thus far about 44% of the Democratic state reps. have publicly endorsed active candidates (103 / 233); Elizabeth Warrren has by far the most at 41 followed by Bernie Sanders at 17, Cory Booker at 16, Joe Biden at 11 and Pete Buttigieg at 10.
BIDEN (+)  11
BOOKER (+)  16
BUTTIGIEG (+)  10
CASTRO (+)  1 DELANEY (+)  2
GILLIBRAND (+)  1
David Cote
Tim Egan
Mary Freitas
Richard Komi
Julie Radhakrishnan
Beth Rodd
Denny Ruprecht
Catt Sandler
Charlie St. Clair
Ken Vincent
Kermit Williams
Bob Backus
Christy Bartlett
Don Bouchard
Anita Burroughs
Jackie Cali-Pitts
Roger Dontonville
Patricia Klee
Peter Leishman
Latha Mangipudi
Kate Murray
Linn Opderbecke
Lee Walker Oxenham
Cecilia Rich
Katherine Rogers
Jeffrey Salloway
Bruce Tatro
Susan Almy
Harrison Kanzler
Diane Langley
John Mann
D. Mombourquette
Dave Morrill
Andrew O'Hearne
Cole Riel
Michelle St. John
Matt Wilhelm
Manny Espitia
Stephen Woodcock
Jerry Stringham
Sue Ford
HARRIS (+)  5 SANDERS (+)  17 WARREN (>)  41


Dick Ames
Jane Beaulieu
Patricia Cornell
Joelle Martin
Linda Tanner
Josh Adjutant >
Chris Balch
Ryan Buchanan
Wendy Chase*
Skip Cleaver
Renny Cushing
Art Ellison
Sallie Fellows
Sherry Frost
Cam Kenney
Mark King
Wayne Moynihan
F. Nutter-Upham
Ellen Read
Jan Schmidt
Tim Smith
Catherine Sofikitis
Dan Toomey
Richard Abel
Debra Altschiller
Ed Butler
Jackie Chretien
Casey Conley
Francesca Diggs
Sue Ford
Elaine French
Julie Gilman
Chuck Grassie
Gaby Grossman
Christopher Herbert
Pat Higgins
Tim Josephson
Nicole Klein
Larry Laflamme
Tamara Le
Pat Long
Becky McBeath
Liz McConnell
Kat McGee
Rebecca McWilliams
David Meuse
Mary Jane Mulligan
Sharon Nordgren
Suzanne Smith
Peter Somssich
Kathy Stack
Laurel Stavis
Deb Stevens
Sandy Swinburne
George Sykes
Brian Sullivan
Wendy Thomas
Yvonne Thomas
Craig Thompson
Edith Tucker
Sue Vail
Ivy Vann
Safiya Wazir
Joyce Weston




*See: Hunter Woodall and Will Weissert.  "Low-tier candidates could threaten Sanders in New Hampshire." AP, Sept. 16, 2019.  "Chase said following the convention that publicizing her endorsement was premature and that she is still considering whether to vote for Sanders, Warren, Yang, or for South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg."

Democratic Leadership
Name Position District - City/Town



Stephen Shurtleff
Speaker
Penacook



Lucy Weber
Speaker Pro Tem.
Walpole



Karen Ebel
Deputy Speaker
New London



Douglas A. Ley
Majority Leader
Jaffrey



Marjorie Porter
Dep. Maj. Leader
Hillsborough



Mary Heath
Maj. Floor Leader
Manchester


Rebecca McBeath
Dep. Maj. Flr. Ldr.
Portsmouth
WARREN


5 Assist. Maj. Leaders





Jane Beaulieu

Manchester
HARRIS


Paul Berch

Westmoreland



Susan Ford

Easton
GILLIBRAND>WARREN


Wayne Moynihan

Dummer



William Pearson

Keene



7 AssistMajFlrLdrs





Michael Cahill

Newmarket



Erika Connors

Manchester



Patricia Cornell

Manchester
HARRIS


Tamera Le

North Hampton
WARREN


Dennis Malloy

Greenland



Latha Mangipudi

Nashua
BOOKER


Linda Tanner

Georges Mills
HARRIS






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