NHDP Officer Elections and State Committee Meeting

On Saturday, March 25th, 2017 the NHDP State Committee Members will vote to elect officers for the 2017-2018 Election Cycle.

We are thrilled to announce that Congressman and newly-elected DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison will be joining us on March 25th to speak on the future of the Democratic Party. Please join us to show how fired up New Hampshire Democrats are to continue building on our successes and to hold Republicans accountable.

NHDP State Committee Members RSVP here

Guests RSVP here

Date: Saturday, March 25th
Time: 10 AM – Registration opens at 9 AM. Please arrive by 9:30 AM to secure your seat. 
Location: NH Institute of Politics, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester

The following individuals filed with the NHDP for the following positions during the filing period (Jan 9th-Jan 15th)

  • Chair
    • Hon. Raymond Buckley of Manchester
    • Hon. Terie Norelli of Portsmouth  Withdrew 3/5/17
    • Joshua Adjutant of Bridgewater  Withdrew 3/6/17
  • 1st Vice Chair
    • Sen. Martha Fuller Clark of Portsmouth
  • 2nd Vice Chair
    • Dorothy Solomon of Albany
    • Hon. Mo Baxley of Laconia
  • Treasurer
    • Brian Rapp of Claremont
  • Secretary
    • Maitri Chittidi of Nashua
  • Legal Counsel
      • Attorney William Christie of Concord
      • Attorney David Helfrich of Stratham Withdrew 2/22

    Rules Committee: The following individuals filed before the deadline of March 20, 2017.

    Members may vote for up to SIX:

  • Rep. Renny Cushing
  • Esther Dickinson
  • Sean Downey
  • Pam Jorgensen
  • Ryan Mahoney
  • Gene Martin
  • Mike Rollo
  • Rep. Tim Smith
  • Jackie Weatherspoon


10 AM – State Party Reports

  • Call to Order – Chairman Ray Buckley
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Rep. Amelia Keane
  • Chair’s Report – Chairman Buckley
  • Awards Presentations
  • Adoption of Secretary’s Report
  • Adoption of Election Procedures
  • Executive Director’s Report – Amy Kennedy
  • Finance Report – Thad Logan
  • Communications Report – Wyatt Ronan
  • Special Elections Update – Nick Taylor
  • Organizing Report – Rep. Sue Ford, Erin Cotton, Erin Turmelle
  • NHYD Report – Lucas Meyer and Rep. Amelia Keane

10:30 – Elections

  • Election of NHDP Officers– Mr. Bill Shaheen
  • Election of NHDP Rules Committee – Mr. Bill Shaheen

11:00 – Elected Officials Reports

  • Remarks by Congressional Delegation
  • House Caucus Update – Leader Steve Shurtleff
  • Senate Caucus Update – Leader Jeff Woodburn
  • Executive Council Update – Councilor Chris Pappas and Councilor Andru Volinsky

11:30 – Keynote Remarks

  • Introduction of Congressman Keith Ellison
  • Remarks from Congressman Keith Ellison
  • Announcements
  • Old Business

12:00 – Adjourn of official business

12:15 – Panel Discussion – #ResistTrump #StopSununu #RiseUp

Zandra Rice Hawkins, Granite State Progress

Louise Spencer, Kent Street Coalition

Paul Twomey, Voting Rights Attorney

Brittany Pye, newly-elected School Board member in Grantham

Amy Kennedy – Executive Director, NHDP (moderator)

1:00 – NHYD meeting in West Wing immediately following

1:30 – Conclusion of day

Join us for a panel discussion after official business.


The elections of Donald Trump and Chris Sununu have encouraged thousands of Granite Staters to make their voices heard and work to affect change – many for the very first time. Hear from our experts about how to get involved in these groundswell efforts happening across New Hampshire. Our conversation will address how to start your own group, build your membership, move them to action with immediate steps you can take, and run for office yourself.

#ResistTrump #StopSununu #RiseUp

Zandra Rice Hawkins is the founding Executive Director of Granite State Progress and Granite State Progress Education Fund, multi-issue progressive advocacy organizations using media outreach and organizing to engage citizens in issues of immediate state or local concern.

Louise Spencer is the co-founder of the Kent Street Coalition, a grassroots, citizen activist group formed in the wake of the November elections. Louise has a background in political and legal advocacy dating back to her early career and is now dusting off those skills to help motivate and mobilize her corner of the world.

Paul Twomey is an election law expert, serving as State Legal Counsel for Howard Dean in 2004, Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and Hillary Clinton in 2016, and is on the forefront of legislative advocacy efforts, working to prevent voter suppression in New Hampshire.

Brittany Pye is a newly elected member of the Grantham School Board and a founding member of Action Together Upper Valley, a grassroots progressive organization bringing together members of the Upper Valley in both New Hampshire and Vermont. She has a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and has worked in Higher Education in NH for 14 years.

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