New Hampshire Democratic Party Officers:
Chair, Raymond Buckley
Raymond Buckley was elected as Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party in March of 2007. Prior to serving as Chair he served as the Party’s 1st Vice Chair and Executive Director. His professional political involvement began when he was an organizer for Jimmy Carter’s campaign for President in 1976. Since then he has been involved with each Presidential campaign in New Hampshire as well as campaigns for Governor, US House, US Senate and the NH State Senate. During the 2006 election cycle he was the Executive Director for the NH Senate Democratic Caucus. In 1986 he was elected to the State House from Manchester where he served eight terms.
In January of 2009, Chairman Buckley was elected the President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs. He was re-elected to the position in February 2011 and again in January of 2013. In his role as ASDC President he also served as a Vice Chair for the Democratic National Committee. Chairman Buckley also serves on the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee.
As a national leader in the LGBT community, Chairman Buckley serves on the DNC’s LGBT Caucus as well as the National Stonewall Democrats. Chairman Buckley is the first openly gay politician to serve as the President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs and as a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
1st Vice Chair, Martha Fuller Clark
Martha Fuller Clark was elected as the 1st Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party in March of 2007. Martha and her husband, Dr. Jeff Clark, both reside in Portsmouth where she has served the residents of Portsmouth as a State Representative (1990-2002) and as a State Senator (2004-2010). In 2002 she was the 1st Congressional District Democratic Nominee. During her service in the NH State Senate she served as President Pro-Tem and Chaired the Senate Energy, Environment and Economic Development Committees.
Senator Fuller Clark has served as the former President of the Board Strawbery Banke, as an adviser to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is the past President of Scenic America.
In 2007 Senator Fuller Clark became one of then-Senator Obama’s Co-Chairs for his campaign for President in New Hampshire. She is a member of the Democratic National Committee where she serves on the Resolutions Committee.
Senator Fuller Clark was elected to the NH State Senate on November 6th, 2012.
2nd Vice Chair, Mo Baxley
Mo Baxley was elected 2nd Vice Chair of the NHDP on March 25, 2017. Mo is the former Executive Director of N.H. Freedom to Marry and a past member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. She is a former union organizer and board member of the Equality Federation. Mo has worked in the labor and civil rights movements primarily on the East Coast and is a long-term leader in the LGBT community. She is best known in N.H. for leading the efforts to pass New Hampshire’s gay rights and marriage equality laws.
Secretary, Maitri Chittidi
Maitri Chittidi was elected Secretary of the NHDP on March 25, 2017. She is currently finishing her senior year at Bates College and looks forward to returning back to Nashua after graduation. Maitri was awarded the 2017 NH Young Democrats’ J.F.K. “Young Democrat of the Year” Award and currently serves as the organization’s fundraising coordinator.
Maitri first became politically active in 2012 as a youth coordinator and trained volunteers for canvasses for President Obama’s re-election campaign. She remained active in Nashua Democratic politics and campaigned for several candidates including Mayor Jim Donchess, State Senator Peggy Gilmour, and Hillary Clinton.
Treasurer, Brian Rapp
Brian Rapp was elected Treasurer August 9th, 2012. Brian is a current member of the Claremont School Board and is a professional Fire Fighter. On March 9th, 2013 Brian was elected to a full term as Treasurer
He lives in Claremont with his wife and two sons.
Legal Counsel, William Christie
William Christie was elected the Legal Counsel for the NHDP on March 25, 2017.
He is a graduate of Boston College Law School and is an attorney at Shaheen & Gordon PA. William served as the NH National Litigation Counsel to President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2012.
DNC Committeewoman, Kathy Sullivan
Kathy Sullivan is the NHDP DNC Committeewoman. Serving since 2008 she was re-elected to this position in April of 2012. She serves on the DNC Credentials Committee and is a former member of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee.
Kathy served as the New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair from 2001 to 2007. In 2007 she was the Chairwoman of the Draft Jeanne Shaheen for Senate Committee and was a Co-Chair for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Professionally Kathy is a member of the Wadleigh, Starr & Peters law firm practicing law in the real estate, zoning and planning, commercial and residential development and election law areas.
Kathy and her husband, John Rist, reside in Manchester.
DNC Committeeman, William Shaheen
Attorney William Shaheen currently is serving as the NH DNC Committeeman. Mr. Shaheen has long been active in New Hampshire politics including being Chair of the 1976 NH for Jimmy Carter Campaign.
In 1977, President Carter asked him to serve as U.S. Attorney for the State of New Hampshire and he held that position for four (4) years. After that, in 1981, he opened his new practice with Steve Gordon and they have been partners ever since. Also in that same year, Governor Gallen appointed Bill to be the District Court Judge for the Durham District Court.
DNC At-Large Member, Joanne Dowdell
Joanne Dowdell was nominated to be a DNC At-Large Member by then-DNC Chair, Governor Tim Kaine & President Obama. She was elected by the DNC to the post in September 2009. She was re-appointed by the President and DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz in 2013. Prior to serving in this role she was the NHDP Secretary.
Joanne served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2008 & 2012 for President Obama.