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2018 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY HOUSE CANDIDATES

Rockingham District 1 - Northwood

Name: David Coursin

Town: Northwood

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About: A former physician for the National Health Service Corps, David was a psychiatrist in Concord from 1985 to 2011. He is a former assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School and an appointee to the NH Board of Medicine and the Medical Review Sub-Committee.

Rockingham District 2 - Candia, Deerfield, Nottingham

Name: Gwen Friend

Town: Nottingham

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About: After nearly three decades as a public housing organizer, Gwen returned to school and became a registered nurse. She is a former member of the Teamsters Union and believes in a collective responsibility to help one another.

Name: Rebecca Hutchinson

Town: Deerfield

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About: Rebecca has previously served two terms in the NH House of Representatives, as well as on the Deerfield Board of Selectman, Budget Committee, and Conservation Commission. She first moved to Deerfield with her husband in 1974, raising their daughters and serving as PTO Chair for the Deerfield Community School.

Name: Lloyd Carr

Town: Candia

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Rockingham District 3 - Raymond

Name: Michelle Couture

Town: Raymond

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Name: Deb Nelson

Town: Raymond

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Name: Jennifer Dube

Town: Raymond

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Rockingham District 4 - Auburn, Chester, Sandown

Name: Todd Bedard

Town: Auburn

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Name: Cynthia Herman

Town: Chester

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About: A former teacher and state employee, Cynthia has been working to improve the lives of others for a long time. She’s worked as a lobbyist for nonprofits serving children and families and was the Chair of the Town Zoning Board.

Name: Patrick McLaughlin

Town: Chester

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About: A minister (and national board trustee). Patrick has been a home schooling parent, a technical writer, journalist, and editor. He has worked in the defense industry, software, business development, and done work in a wide variety of industries.

Name: Ben Geiger

Town: Auburn

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About: Ben is an electrical engineer who grew up in a politically active family that spanned both sides of the isle. A lot of his job is doing cost benefit analyses. Being immersed in technology, he knows how to get it to work for NH. Ben is a strong proponent of independent thought and treating all people equally.

Name: Stephen D'Angelo

Town: Chester

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Rockingham District 5 - Londonderry

Name: Mack Leathurby

Town: Londonderry

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About: Currently a realtor and member of the National Association of Realtors, Mack has also worked as a marketing director in the telecommunications industry. Previous to that he was a technology consultant and marketing director for the broadcast, film, and entertainment industry.

Name: Luisa Piette

Town: Londonderry

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About: Luisa has had a long career in broadcast journalism, which began three decades ago when she started working for Voice of America. She is a mother of two and lives with her husband Matthew in Londonderry. Luisa is fluent in five languages.

Name: Annie Warner

Town: Londonderry

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Name: Paul Skudlarek

Town: Londonderry

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Name: Robin Skudlarek

Town: Londonderry

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Name: Alex Rego

Town: Londonderry

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Name: Kyle Foden

Town: Londonderry

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Rockingham District 6 - Derry

Name: Mary Eisner

Town: Derry

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Name: Michelle Moge

Town: Derry

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Name: Owen Ingram

Town: Derry

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Name: Fred Bates

Town: Derry

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Name: Sean Cohen

Town: Derry

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Name: Ronnie Cooper

Town: Derry

Website: http://www.ronaldjcooper.com

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About: A son of a military family, Ronald moved to New Hampshire in 2012, graduating from Pinkerton Academy three years later. He has been a delegate to the NHDP State Convention since 2015, and is currently studying Political Science and Marketing at Franklin Pierce University.

Name: Paul Doolittle

Town: Derry

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Rockingham District 7 - Windham

Name: Kristi St Laurent

Town: Windham

Websitehttps://www.krististlaurent.com

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About: A licensed Physical Therapist and a member of the NH State Committee on Aging, Kristi is currently serving her third term on the Planning Board of Windham. She acts as the Planning Board’s liaison to the Windham Economic Development Committee and chairs the Windham Democratic Town Committee.

Name: Ioana Singureanu

Town: Windham

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Name: Marie Yanish

Town: Windham

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Name: Stephen Mavrellis

Town: Windham

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Rockingham District 8 - Salem

Name: Bonnie Wright

Town: Salem

Websitehttps://bonnie4salem.us

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About: Bonnie has lived in Salem for 10 years and New Hampshire for 35. She is Founder of NH Right to Know GMO, a grassroots organization which advocates for food safety. Bonnie is President of the Salem NH Farmers Market and is Vice Chair of the Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Name: Kelly Moss

Town: Salem

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Twitter: @KellyMossTalks

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About: Kelly has a B.S. in Mathematics from Georgia Tech and a master’s in Math Education from Columbia University Teachers College. After some time with public and private schools, she now works for a medical device company.

Name: Greg Davis

Town: Salem

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About: Greg retired after a 32 year career in IT with management responsibilities. Prior to that, he spent over a decade in the humanities. PhD "Summa Cum Laude" - dissertation: Ethics of Deception in Social Psychology Research.

Name: Camron Iannalfo

Town: Salem

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Name: Sean Lewis

Town: Salem

Website: N/A

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About: Sean has spent 13 years as a non-profit executive managing complex organizations, union relationships, marketing, and business development. He’s a current board member of the New Hampshire Young Democrats and a member of the Salem Budget Committee.

Name: David Hickernell

Town: Salem

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About: Dave is a retired software engineer who has lived in Salem for 35 years.

Name: Janet Breslin Smith

Town: Salem

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About: Janet is the former Legislative Director for Senator Patrick Leahy, Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Agriculture Committee, and former Chair of the Department of National Security Strategy and National War College.

Name: George Perry

Town: Salem

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Name: Jacqueline Muollo

Town: Salem

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Rockingham District 9 - Epping

Name: Mark Vallone

Town: Epping

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About: Mark is a retired educator and elementary school principal. he served on the state Early Childhood Advisory Council. Mark has dedicated his career to expanding opportunities for the youngest community members.

Name: Jerry Marceau

Town: Epping

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Rockingham District 10 - Fremont

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Rockingham District 11 - Brentwood

Name: Liz McConnell

Town: Brentwood

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About: Liz is a substitute teacher and is involved with Moms Demand Action. She is a member of the Rockingham County Democrats Executive Committee and a Summer Organizer and Team Leader for Organizing for Action/America.

Rockingham District 12 - Danville

Name: Ken Peterson

Town: Danville

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Rockingham District 13 - Hampstead, Kingston

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Rockingham District 14 - Atkinson, Plaistow

Name: Beth Cacciotti

Town: Atkinson

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About: Beth has a wide range of professional experience in sales, marketing, and as a small business owner. She is a Notary Public, a Justice of the Peace, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in management at Granite State College.

Name: Pete McVay

Town: Atkinson

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About: Pete is a retired Navy Vietnam Veteran, Educator, and Medical Support Engineer. He is currently serving on the Town Conservation Commission and his Church Volunteer board. In his spare time Pete volunteers with UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Audubon.

Name: Kate Delfino

Town: Atkinson

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About: Kate served three years on the Timberlane Regional School Board and was then elected to the Timberlane Budget Committee. She is also a successful small business owner.

Name: George Hamblen

Town: Plaistow

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About: George has lived in the Plaistow-Atkinson area for over 20 years. He works as an Information Technology Executive and chairs the Plaistow Democratic Committee. He is passionate about the environment and founded the NH Seacoast Climate Council.  

Rockingham District 15 - Newton

Name: Katherine Flynn Michaels

Town: Newton

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Rockingham District 16 - E. Kingston, Kensington, S Hampton

Name: Peter Oldak

Town: South Hampton

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About: Peter worked as an emergency medicine physician for 35 years after receiving degrees from Tufts College and Georgetown University Medical School. After retiring in 2007, he focused on his business, Jewell Towne Vineyards in South Hampton, the oldest winery in New Hampshire.

Rockingham District 17 - Newsfields, Newmarket

Name: Rep. Ellen Read

Town: Newmarket

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Name: Rep. Mike Cahill

Town: Newmarket

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Name: Rep. Charlotte DiLorenzo

Town: Newmarket

Website: N/A

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Rockingham District 18 - Exeter

Name: Rep. Julie Gilman

Town: Exeter

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Name: Rep. Skip Berrien

Town: Exeter

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About: A retired pediatrician, Skip is currently serving his second term as State Representative, where he is a member of the Children and Family Law Committee. He currently volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and is a board member of the New Hampshire Children’s Trust.

Name: Lisa Bunker

Town: Exeter

Websitehttps://www.lisa4exeter.com

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Twitter: @Lisa4Exeter

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About: After a 30 year career in non-commercial broadcasting, including a position as the Program Director of the community radio station in Portland, Maine, Lisa is now a full-time author in Exeter.

Name: Gabby Grossman

Town: Exeter

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Rockingham District 19 - Stratham

Name: Rep. Deb Altschiller

Town: Stratham

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Twitter: @DebrasATeam

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About: Currently serving her first term in the New Hampshire House, Debra is the Community Liaison for HAVEN, New Hampshire’s largest violence prevention and crisis response center for domestic and sexual violence and stalking.

Name: Lester Cuff

Town: Stratham

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About: Lester is involved in a number of local advocacy groups including the Stratham Democrats, Coalition for Open Democracy, and the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association. He is a former employee of the State University of New York, Deloitte Tax LLP, and several others.

Rockingham District 20 - Hampton Falls, Seabrook

Name: Greg Marrow

Town: Hampton Falls

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About: Greg is an optometrist who served in the U.S. Navy for 13 years before opening his own practice. He is a father with two young children, and currently serves on the Hampton Falls School Board.

Name: Trisha O'Keefe

Town: Seabrook

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About: Former 4 term Democratic state representative from Seabrook.

Name: Denis Rice

Town: Hampton Falls

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About: Denis is a former Mayor and County Executive. He is also an army veteran and recipient of the Freedom Medal from the Freedom Foundation. Denis was a founding partner of Howard Rice Law Firm and has been consistently named one of the Best Lawyers in America for 35 years. He is a lifetime member of the Sierra Club.

Rockingham District 21 - Hampton 

Name: Rep. Renny Cushing

Town: Hampton

Websitehttp://www.rennycushing.com

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Name: Rep. Mike Edgar

Town: Hampton

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About: Mike Edgar: A 26 year veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve, Mike is currently serving his second term in the state house. For the last 40 years Mike and his wife Kathi have lived in Hampton, where he has served on the school board and is an active member in American Legion Post 35.

Name: Pat Bushway

Town: Hampton

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About: Pat has dedicated her life to service. She grew up in Hampton and went on to serve in the US Army. She currently works as a substitute teacher, served on the SPCA board, and volunteers with the St Vincent de Paul Society, American Legion Post 35, and Hospice.

Name: Tom Loughman

Town: Hampton

Websitehttp://tomloughman.com

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About: The Director of Safety, Health, and Environment at a large infrastructure firm, Tom works with active duty and retired military personnel to strategize and streamline their operations to make them more efficient. He is one of the 2018 recipients of the Union Leaders’ “40 under Forty” award.

Rockingham District 22 - North Hampton

Name: Jim Maggiore

Town: North Hampton

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Rockingham District 23 - Greenland, Newington

Name: Rep. Dennis Malloy

Town: Greenland

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About: A third term state representative, Dennis spent 10 years as the Chief Development Officer for New Hampshire Public Television. His service also includes being on the Advisory Board of the Seacoast YMCA and the Governor’s Task Force on the Seacoast Cancer Cluster.

Rockingham District 24 - Rye, New Castle

Name: Rep. Kate Murray

Town: New Castle

Websitehttp://www.katemurrayfornh.us

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About: Kate was elected to the State House in 2016, serving on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee this past term. She is also a member of the New Castle Planning Board, the Newcastle Historic District Commission, and the board of the Portsmouth Historical Society.

Name: Jaci Grote

Town: Rye

Websitehttps://www.jacigrote.com

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About: Jaci has lived in New Hampshire for 31 years and been a Rye resident for 18. She is now a sales executive and project manager. Jaci has also spent 11 years in her local government to balance Rye’s development with its quality of life. She currently chairs the Budget Committee and is an active member in the Conservation Commission.

Rockingham District 25 - Portsmouth Ward 1

Name: Rep. Laura Pantelakos

Town: Portsmouth

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Rockingham District 26 - Portsmouth Ward 2

Name: Rep. Becky McBeath

Town: Portsmouth

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Rockingham District 27 - Portsmouth Ward 3

Name: Rep. Peter Somssich

Town: Portsmouth

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About: Peter's family came to the USA as immigrants from Hungary in 1956 and became American citizens. Peter has lived in NH since 1983. During that time he has been involved with Amnesty International, Portsmouth Peace Treaty, and he served as Democratic chair in Amherst and Portsmouth. As physicist by trade, Peter has been involved with various areas of energy and the environment, and currently serve on the House Science Technology & Energy committee.

Rockingham District 28 - Portsmouth Ward 4

Name: Rep. Gerry Ward

Town: Portsmouth

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About: Gerry has been a resident of Portsmouth for 30 years and served three terms as State Representative. Gerry is currently senior curator emeritus at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the adjunct professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the curator and editor of the Portsmouth Historical Society.

Rockingham District 29 - Portsmouth Ward 5

Name: David Meuse

Town: Portsmouth

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About: David graduated from Penn State with a journalism degree. He’s reported for WMUR, but transitioned to become a Partner in the Customer Experience/Communication Practice at Aon Hewitt. He co-founded their Media Solutions group and is now on the Executive Committee of the Portsmouth Democrats.

Rockingham District 30 - Portsmouth Wards 1, 2, 4, 5

Name: Rep. Jackie Cali-Pitts

Town: Portsmouth

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Rockingham District 31 - Greenland, North Hampton, Newington, Portsmouth Ward 3

Name: Rep. Tamara Le

Town: North Hampton

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Education Committee and subsequently appointed to the State Advisory Committee on the Education of Children/Students with Disabilities. She is honored to serve as Chair and a Founding Member of the NH
Legislative Disability Caucus. Prior to her time in the legislature, worked in Public Television. 

Rockingham District 32 - Candia, Deerfield, Northwood, Nottingham

Name: Tom Chase

Town: Northwood

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Rockingham District 33 - Brentwood, Fremont, Danville

Name: Eric Turer

Town: Brentwood

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About: As a Public Health Policy Consultant for nearly 30 years, Eric helps provide access to healthcare for under-served populations and improve the health profession’s workforce adequacy. He has an MBA in Health Systems Administration. He and his family have lived in Brentwood for over 18 years and they love their community.

Rockingham District 34 - Atkinson, Plaistow, Hampstead, Kingston

Name: Lewis Hadley

Town: Plaistow

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Rockingham District 35 - East Kingston, Kensington, Newton, South Hampton

Name: Rick Faulconer

Town: Newton

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About: Born in Oregon and raised in a working class family, Rick has made Newton his home. He has worked for the same bank for 24 years in the mortgage division, and now designs trainings for new team members.

Rockingham District 36 - Exeter, Newfields, Newmarket, Stratham

Name: Rep. Patty Lovejoy

Town: Stratham

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Rockingham District 37 - Hampton, Hampton Falls, Seabrook

Name: Elaine Andrews-Ahearn

Town: Hampton Falls

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