NHDP Chairman Buckley Announces New Additions to State Team

Bring strong experience and talent to the NHDP for 2012


Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Democratic Party announced today that it is building its 2012 team, with five new additions.


"There is much at stake in the 2012 election. Instead of focusing on the economy, the radical Romney-Ovide-O'Brien agenda would trample the rights of workers; take health care away from tens of thousands of people; trample on the rights of women; and repeal marriage equality," said Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.


"We are building a strong team to help keep New Hampshire on track. They bring a great deal of skill and experience to these important roles. As we ramp up for this important election, we are continuing to build a winning staff for the Granite State in 2012.


Ryan Mahoney will serve as Executive Director. Mahoney has previously served as the as the New Hampshire Democratic Party Field Director as well as for the Committee to Elect House Democrats.


Colin Pio will serve as Finance Director.  He joins the NHDP from the Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and has also worked for Governor John Lynch and Hillary Clinton for President. 


Collin Gately will serve as Press Secretary.  Gately most recently worked in the Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and has also worked for the NH Democratic Coordinated Campaign and then-Senator Hillary Clinton's primary campaign.


Brendon Browne will serve as Political Director. Browne is a three-term state representative from Dover, a graduate of the Franklin Pierce Law Center and has served on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union.


Pamela Walsh will serve as a senior adviser to the party. Mostly recently she served as deputy chief of staff and policy director for Governor John Lynch. She served as campaign manager for Governor Lynch's successful 2008 and 2012 campaigns.


Donna Soucy, who is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director, will serve as CFO during this transition.


In addition to new hires, existing staff include:


Sean Doyle, Deputy Executive Director for Operations

Gene Martin, House Caucus Director

Hilary Adams, Senate Caucus Finance Director

Lindsay Allen, Press Assistant