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2018 Elected Young Democrats
Chris Pappas - Congressional District 01
Born and raised in Manchester, Chris Pappas is a small business owner and community-minded leader who has taken a principal role in addressing some of New Hampshire’s most pressing challenges.
He began his public service to the community by winning election as a State Representative in 2002, serving two terms, and was subsequently elected to two terms as the Treasurer of Hillsborough County. Since 2013, Chris has represented District 4 on the New Hampshire Executive Council, which spans 19 communities in Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford counties. Currently, Representative Pappas is up for re-election for the 1st congressional district of New Hampshire.
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Michael Conlon - Hillsborough County Attorney
Michael studied at Northwestern and Suffolk University Law School. He currently lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Michael's largest priority once elected to office is to fight the New Hampshire opioid crisis by building and maintaining relationships with prosecutors and community leaders. He also plans to join the class-action lawsuit against the opioid manufacturers.
Andrew Bouldin HILL-12
Andrew will be focused on expanding addiction treatment options in New Hampshire. He believes all children deserve access to a quality public education that will prepare them for institutions of higher learning and successful careers. Andrew will also fight for workers to have the right to participate in union activities without fear of retaliation from employers.
Matt Wilhelm HILL-42
Matt moved to New Hampshire after he graduated from college to work in the Manchester Public Schools as an Americorps member. He still lives in Manchester today with his wife and two children. He wants to serve his community in the NH State House fighting for public education, restoring the integrity of our elections, and making policy decisions based on science data and the common good.
Erika Connors HILL-15
Erika won her seat last year in a special election. She is a former member of the Manchester School Board and the owner and director of Melody Pines Day camp. She is against the school voucher program and favors a strong public school system. She supports expanded medicaid and Planned Parenthood funding.
Willis T. Griffith HILL-18
Willis is an Academic Support Teacher and the Head Coach of the men's varsity soccer team at the New Hampton School. Willis's priorities in the State House will be: public education funding, paid family leave, affordable housing/healthcare, and a grassroots approach to the opioid crisis.
Tim Smith HILL-17
Tim Smith is a current NH House representative and is running for his third term. He supports a single-payer health care plan for all and has been a consistent supporter of medicaid expansion. Tim believes that the public university system is underfunded and is also a strong supporter of union rights.
Senate District 15 - Concord
A former legal aid laywer, Dan is seeking the Democratic nomination for New Hampshire governor. A believer in bipartisan solutions, Dan has worked to battle the opiod crisis, help provide affordable housing, and reauthorized Medicaid for 50,000 Granite Staters. Moving forward, Dan wants to raise the minimum wage, provide full day kindergarten, and paid family leave.
Safiya Wazir House District - Merrimack 17
Safiya is a member of the Board of Directors for Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, which provides assistance for low-income families. She believes the NH House needs more diverse representation and will be a proud advocate for her community.
Jon Morgan - Senate District 23
Jon is a New Hampshire native whose priorities include opposing voter suppression, passing paid family & medical leave insurance, fighting school privatization, addressing the cost of childcare, supporting high speed rail, and correcting NH’s neglect of its public university system.
Tom Loughman ROCK-21
A Keene graduate and a recent recipient of the Union Leader's "40 under 40" award, Tom lives in Hampton with his wife and two young children. He wants to strengthen public education, secure Hampton's fair share of tourism tax revenue, and passing paid family medical leave insurance.
Ellen Read ROCK-17
Ellen is a current representative in the State House of New Hampshire seeking another term. She supports providing more affordable housing, expanded Medicaid that includes more support for addiction recovery programs, and the continued funding of Planned Parenthood for women's healthcare.
Casey Conley STRAF-13
Casey is running for Strafford District 13. He is a father and understands how expensive quality childcare can be. In order to help this issue, he wants to implement paid family leave, raise the minimum wage for famililes to stay in Dover and support their children, and preserve public schools.
Cassandra Levesque STRAF-04
Cassandra is a college student and an advocate for public education and keeping younger families in NH. She was instrumental in passing the bill to raise the marriage age in our state. Cassie is also passionate about increasing the quality of water in her district, which has abnormally high quantities of arsenic.
Cam Kenney - STRAF 06
Will Pearson CHES-16
Will is a UNH Law student and a current NH House representative. He is engaged with voting rights, child abuse and neglect, and protecting labor laws in New Hampshire. He is against the school voucher system and supports a strong public education. Will also supports the expansion of medicaid and protecting women's healthcare rights.
Tim Josephson GRAF-11
Tim currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Mascoma Valley Regional School Board. A nine year resident of Canaan, Tim supports increasing state funding for public education to provide local communities with tax relief. He wants to increase the effort to combat the opiod crisis and address the crippling student debt problem.
Garrett Muscatel GRAF-12
Garrett is an upperclassman at Dartmouth College where he is double majoring in government and economics. As a representative, Garrett has been a fierce advocate and champion for voting rights bills, reforming our healthcare system, and protecting minority groups from discrimination.
Denny Ruprecht GRAF-15
Denny comes from a multi-generational New Hampshire family. He is a current UNH student in his first term in the New Hampshire State House. He believes that our representatives should work together in a bipartisan way in order to get things done to better our state. He believes in strong public education and is against the Northern Pass Project.
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