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2018 SULLIVAN COUNTY HOUSE CANDIDATES

Sullivan District 1 - Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield, Springfield

Name: Rep. Lee Oxenham

Town: Plainfield

Websitehttps://www.leeoxenhamnh.org

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About: Lee is a former college professor of history and economics. She volunteers for environmental protection campaigns and is an activist for public policy reforms. She is currently serving her second term as State Representative.

Name: Rep. Brian Sullivan

Town: Grantham

Website: N/A

Facebook: Brian Sullivan for NH State Rep

Twitter: @briansully1958

ActBlue: Committee to Elect Brian Sullivan

About: Currently serving his first year as a State Representative, Brian is excited for his second campaign. He’s worked 10 years as a high school science teacher, and 25 years as the UniServ Director for New Hampshire division of the National Education Association.

Sullivan District 2 - Croydon, Sunapee

Name: Rep. Sue Gottling

Town: Sunapee

Websitehttp://www.sue4district2.com

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About: Sue was a teacher, administrator, and school psychologist in Columbus, Ohio, where she received her M.A. and Ph.D. at Ohio State University. She has lived full time in Sunapee since 1995, is on the board of the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, and is the Chair of the Sunapee Democratic Town Committee.

Sullivan District 3 - Claremont Ward 1

Name: Andrew O'Hearne

Town: Claremont

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Sullivan District 4 - Claremont Ward 2

Name: Gary Merchant

Town: Claremont

Website: N/A

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ActBlue: Merchant for State Rep

About: Born and raised in Claremont, Gary has been a pharmacist and healthcare executive for over 40 years and has been awarded NH Pharmacist of the Year. He is a member of Healthy Vibrant Claremont and the Commissioner and President of the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy.

Sullivan District 5 - Claremont Ward 3

Name: Chad Rolston

Town: Claremont

Website: N/A

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Sullivan District 6 - Newport, Unity

Name: Rep. Virginia "Biddy" Irwin

Town: Newport

Website: N/A

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Twitter: @biddyirwin

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About: Biddy is a retired educator; wife, mother, grandmother. She is a former Selectman, currently serving on the School Board and Moderator for the Town of Newport.  She has a long history of community service on many different boards and  organizations focusing on mental health and developmental disabilities. Biddy is a former member of SEIU and Division Director for the NH Department of Education

Name: Larry Flint

Town: Newport

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Sullivan District 7 - Acworth, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, Washington

Name: Claudia Istel

Town: South Actworth

Website: N/A

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ActBlue: Committee to Elect Claudia Istel

About: A teacher for nearly forty years, Claudia spent the 30 before her retirement teaching math at Fall Mountain Regional High School. Claudia has been a lifelong member of the National Education Association, and since her retirement she has been an adjunct professor at River Valley Community College.

Sullivan District 8 - Charlestown

Name: John Streeter

Town: Charlestown

Website: N/A

Facebook: Streeter for NH

Twitter: @johnwstreeter

ActBlue: John Streeter for State Rep

About: An Information Technology Contractor for the Vermont National Guard, John managed the Service Employees International Union at Dartmouth College. He worked for over 15 years at John Deere Dealerships and has served for 6 years on his local school board.

Sullivan District 9 - Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield, Springfield, Newport, Unity, Sunapee, Croydon

Name: Rep. Linda Tanner

Town: Sunapee

Websitehttp://www.lindatanner.org

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Twitter: @LindaTannerNH

ActBlue: Linda Tanner for State Rep

About: A state representative since 2014, Linda’s time teaching at Kearsarge Regional High School and Colby-Sawyer College prepared her for service on the Education Committee. Linda is a member of NEA-NH and the NH Retired Teachers Association, the League of Women Voters, and is on the Connecticut River Flood Control Commission.

Sullivan District 10 - Claremont Ward, 1, 2, 3

Name: Rep. John Cloutier

Town: Claremont

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Sullivan District 11 - Acworth, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, Washington, Charlestown

Name: Bruce Cragin

Town: Lempster

Website: N/A

Facebook: Cragin for NH House

Twitter: @BLCragin

ActBlue: Bruce Cragin for State Representative

About: A native of Lempster, Bruce attended Newport High School before studying at Cornell University and the University of California, San Diego. Bruce is now retired, and has worked as a scientist, a teacher, and an engineer.

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