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2018 Young Dem Candidates
NH State Senate Candidates 
Dan Felts SD 15
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A former legal aid laywer, Dan is seeking reelection to the NH Senate. 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.
Jon Morgan SD 23
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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.
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NH County Candidates 
Michael Conlon Hillsborough County Attorney
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Natch supports alternative Sentencing (Drug, Mental Health, and Veterans Court), expanding law enforcement outreach to community partners (domestic and sexual violence shelters, immigrant communities, etc.), and legislative efforts on human trafficking and other areas of the law where changes may be necessary for a better functioning justice system.
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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.  
NH State House Candidates 

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Belknap County 
Justin Bordon BELK-06
Justin is a progressive Democrat who believes a Government exists to serve and better the lives of all its citizens, not just the wealthiest, or the special interest groups.
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Carroll County 
Erik Corbett CARR-01
 
Erik is the Chair of the Carroll County Democrats. He will work towards establishing universal healthcare, promoting a living wage and affordable housing, and protecting the environment of our beautiful state.
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Cheshire County 
Donovan Fenton CHES-08
 
Donovan is running for his second term in the NH State House.  A former intern of Jeanne Shaheen and Emily's List, Donovan is concerned about the appalling lack of funding for mental health organizations, the high cost of education in the state, and affordable housing.
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Grafton County 
Joshua Adjutant GRAF-17
 
Josh hopes to improve after school programs, create a balanced budget, and fix the state's crumbling infrastructure.
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Carlos Cardona BELK-03
Carlos is a senior manager at Jmarketing company JC Swain Enterprise LLC. He plans on repealing any law that prohibits or makes it difficult for people to vote. He hopes to fund public education and pass legislature that protects the environment.
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Harrison Kanzler CARR-02
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Harrison's main priorities include paid family leave, common sense gun safety laws, and clean energy incentives.  He is also interested in ways to increase the amount of telecommuting opportunities in New Hampshire as a tool to make our state more attractive to move to.  
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.  
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Tim Josephson GRAF-11
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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.  
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Garrett Muscatel GRAF-12
Garrett is an upperclassman at Dartmouth College where he is double majoring in government and economics. If elected, Garrett plans to champion voting rights bills, reform our healthcare system, and protect minority groups from discrimination.
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Hillsborough County 
Amanda Bouldin HILL-12
 
Amanda is running for her second term as a New Hampshire State House Representative. She hopes to improve healthcare and focus on mental health to improve the heroin crisis. She is also passionate about LGBTQ and voting rights.
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Rachel Cisto HILL-02
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Rachel is a longtime journalist running for office for the first time. She wants to tackle student debt so our state's young people aren't saddled with 100k student loans. She believes NH needs a higher minimum wage and close the wage gap for women and women of color.
Erika Connors HILL-15
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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.  
Manny Espitia HILL-31
Manny is on the Executive Board of the New Hampshire Young Democrats. In the State House he will work to raise the minimum wage, provide paid family leave, and get the commuter rail built.
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Greg Indruk HILL-34
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Greg supports strong public education, universal healthcare, more affordable housing, and making NH a welcoming state for people of all backgrounds. He also supports extending the commuter rail from Lowell to Manchester.  
Nick Lavasseur HILL-16
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Nick has previously served in the New Hampshire State House for multiple terms.  His top issues include: Expanding medical marijuana, the extension of the commuter rail to our state, and affordable housing programs.  Nick is also passionate about different ways to encourage young people to move to and remain in NH.  
Josh Mercer HILL-32
Joshua wants to combat the opiod crisis, provide paid family leave, and modernize functions of government, especially concerning social security and healthcare.  Josh also supports expanding the commuter rail to New Hampshire to diversity and increase our workforce.  
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Megan Murray HILL-22
Megan is a former elementary school teacher and Amherst resident. She believes that New Hampshire needs to be a place that attracts young families and people through legislation that is progressive, accessible and inclusive.
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Israel "Iz" Piedra HILL-09
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After graduating law school, Iz returned to New Hampshire to open his civil litigation practice. He believes strongly that young people will come to and stay in New Hampshire if there are good jobs and affordable housing. Iz is passionate about young people staying to attend out public schools by making them more affordable. The ultimate goal for Israel is for young peope to stay raise their families here by making our communities safe and improving our public schools.
Cole Riel HILL-06
Cole is a UNH graduate and currently the Vice Chairman of the Goffstown Budget Committee. If elected to office, Cole's main priorities in the State House will be to provide affordable healthcare, public education, and attracting and retaining young people in NH.
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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.  
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Merrimack County
Bianca Acebron Peco MERR-25
 
Bianca just graduated with her master's degree from Franklin Pierce University. If elected to the State House, she will pursue education reform, keeping and increasing young people in the state, and fighting for women's reproductive rights.
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Sam Fox MERR-23
Rebecca is a small business owner and a mom. Her main issues are affordable: education, housing, healthcare, childcare, and the addiction crisis.  She is also a supporter of state-wide full day kindergarten.  
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Rebecca McWilliams MERR-27
Rebecca is a small business owner and a mom. Her main issues are affordable: education, housing, healthcare, childcare, and the addiction crisis.  She is also a supporter of state-wide full day kindergarten.  
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Rockingham County
Ronnie Cooper ROCK-06
 
Ronald is a Franklin Pierce University student and has been extremely active in NH politics. He is a passionte voice for the opiod crisis, the exploding student debt problem, and taking care of our veterans.
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Kelly Moss ROCK-08
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Kelly is a working mother of three who is dedicated to improving her community. She wants to decrease political corruption in government (ex: Nonpartisan redistricting, publicly funded elections), and cares about data-driven, fact-based decision making within government (ex: global warming, marijuana legalization, universal healthcare).
Strafford County
Casey Conley STRAF-13
 
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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.
Denny Ruprect GRAF-15
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Denny comes from a multi-generational New Hampshire family.  He is a current UNH student running for 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.  
Andrew Bouldin HILL-12
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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.
Jacqueline Chreitien HILL-42
Jackie is a PhD scientist and mother of three children. She wants to make higher education more accessible for people of all backgrounds.  Jackie supports paid family leave, student loan reform, and a strong public school system.  
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Michael Drouin HILL-37
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Willis T. Griffith HILL-18
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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.
Nicole Klein HILL-11
Nicole is a graduate student pursuing a masters in communication from SNHU.  If elected, her top three issues include social equality, fighting the opiod crisis, and creating community and cultural resources.   
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Peter Macone HILL-13
Peter is an operations manager and co-owner of Republic Cafe and Campo Enoteca in Manchester.  A lifelong New England resident, Peter is concerned about making Manchester a great place for people to live.  
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Candace Moulton HILL-44
Candace is focused on increasing wages, supporting working families, advocating for social justice and equality, health care, and is a strong advocate for Planned Parenthood.
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Allison Nutting-Wong HILL-32
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Allison is concerned about women's rights, education, and healthcare.  She wants to make it more affordable to have children. Allison is also supportive of expanding the commuter rail to the State of New Hampshire.  
Joshua Query HILL-16
A graduate of the NH Institute of Art, Josh cares about protecting LBGTQ rights, voting rights, and increasing the amount of young people in the state of New Hampshire.  He is also the Vice-Chair of the New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats.  
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Christine Seibert HILL-08
Christine is advocate for safe and affordable housing, universal healthcare, and solving the opiod crisis that has plagued our state.  She is also passionate about prison reform, a bipartisan issue that is important to members of both parties.  
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Matt Wilhelm HILL-42
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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.
Ryan Buchanan MERR-15
Ryan and his wife Crystal are both veterans, and he plans to improve veteran care and tackle the opioid crisis. He hopes to preserve quality public education for his two children.
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Eric Gallagher MERR-27
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Safiya Wazir MERR-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.
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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.
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Ellen Read ROCK-17
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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.  
Amanda Gorgue STRAF-25
Amanda is a current House Representative seeking another term.  She is the owner of a non-profit management consulting firm. Amanda cares about protecting the environment, keeping young people in NH, and protecting women's health choices.
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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.  
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