• Richard Barnes

    Richard Barnes is a current member of the Merrimack School Budget Committee and previously served as a member Merrimack Municipal Budget Committee from 2004 to 2006.  In 2006 he was endorsed by the grass roots group Merrimack Cares in his bid for School Board.  He also served in various roles including as the National President of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, a national Italian American Fraternal organization. He also volunteers with the Merrimack Historical Society and on the Town of Merrimack’s Web Technology Exploratory Committee.  He is a registered Republican who classifies himself as a Constitutionalist.

  • Steven J Connolly

    Steven is a graduate of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont where he studied Business Administration.

    Steven served two terms in the NH House of Representatives, Grafton County District #1. Steven’s assignment was to the Transportation Committee and later the Science, Technology & Energy Committees.

    Prior to serving in the NH House, Steven had a career in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve (Port Security). Steven’s active duty assignments included the Marine Safety Offices (MSO) in Boston MA, Portland ME, and the Marine Safety Field Office in New Castle, NH.

    Steven is one of the 25-30 original members of TrainRiders Northeast. TrainRiders is a grassroots effort started in Portland, ME  to lobby for an Amtrak route to service the Boston MA to Portland ME corridor.


  • Ed Naile

    Ed Naile is a resident of NH and former selectman from Deering, NH. He has been a political activist for almost 20 years. He is currently the Chairman of the Coalition of NH Taxpayers, NH's largest non-partisan, non-profit, taxpayer advocacy group.

    See CNHT's website at for information on what CNHT does for the taxpayers in all NH towns.

    He has fought and won many taxpayer battles over the years and is well-known in conservative circles for the CNHT "Taxpayer Pledge" which every candidate for public office in NH is urged to sign. CNHT has helped countless taxpayer groups and individuals across the state navigate local and school issues.

    Ed can often be heard on many radio talk shows throughout NH with notables such as Brian Tilton, Charles Sherman, Gardner Goldsmith, Al Kulas, and Niel Young. He also is the main host of his own talk radio show completing its sixth year on WLMW 90.7 FM each Thursday night from 6-8PM and streaming on the web at

    He is well-connected with political personalities in both NH and DC.

    By trade, Ed has been an arborist for 35 years and involved with lumberjack competitions, working locally as well as with ESPN's summer Stihl Timbersports series.

    His unique experiences dictate that his commentary on NH politics and personalities is not only insightful, but always humorous.