NHDP - 14 Democrats to File for State Senate at 9AM on Wednesday, June 6

CONCORD - Fourteen Democratic candidates for State Senate will file to run for office at the Secretary of State's office at 9AM on Wednesday, June 6th.  



Democratic State Senate Candidates File to Run for Office



Secretary of State's Office

107 North Main Street

State House, Room 204

Concord, N.H. 03301



Wednesday, June 6, 2012



Fourteen Democratic State Senate Candidates


District 3: Jeff Ballard is a combat veteran of Afghanistan and works as an Emergency Room RN at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. He and his wife Stephanie live in Brookfield.


District 4: Rep. David Watters is serving his second term in the New Hampshire House and has been a professor at UNH for over 30 years. He and his wife Jan Alberghene live in Dover.


District 5: Rep. David Pierce is in his third term in the New Hampshire House, where he serves on the House Election Law Committee. He and his partner of 20 years, Bob, live in Etna with their two daughters.


District 7: Andrew Hosmer was the Democratic nominee for State Senate District 7 in 2010. He runs a family-owned automotive business and lives in Laconia with his wife Donna and their 4 children.


District 10: Sen. Molly Kelly is serving her 3rd term representing District 10 in the State Senate. She currently serves on the Senate Education, Health and Human Services, and Transportation Committees. Sen. Kelly resides in Keene with her husband Art Luptowski.


District 12: Former Senator Peggy Gilmour served in the State Senate from 2008-2010. She has lived in Hollis for 39 years, where she worked in community-based health care and established the first hospice in southern New Hampshire.   

District 13: Former Senator Bette Lasky served in the Senate from 2008-2010. Previously she served 5 terms in the New Hampshire House, where she was the Assistant Majority leader from 2007-2008. She lives in Nashua with her husband Elliot.


District 15: Sen. Sylvia Larsen is the Senate Democratic Leader and has represented District 15 in the State Senate since 1994. She also served as Senate President from 2006-2010. She lives in Concord with her husband Bob.


District 17: Nancy Fraher, of Chichester, is a public school teacher who is retiring after 35 years of teaching. She is the past chair of the Chichester and SAU 53 School Boards.


District 18: Donna Soucy is a Manchester School Board member, former Alderman and State Representative. Donna also served as the Senate Chief of Staff from 2006-2010.


District 20: Sen. Lou D'Allesandro has represented District 20 in the State Senate since 1998. He is also a former Executive Councilor and State Representative. He lives in Manchester with his wife Pat and serves on the Senate Ways & Means Committee.


District 21: Former Senator Martha Fuller Clark served 3 terms in the Senate and 6 terms in the House. She lives in Portsmouth with her husband Geoff.


District 23: Carol Croteau is the founder and director of Bully Free NH and led the effort to pass the "Bullying Bill" through the NH legislature. She resides in Kingston.


District 24: Former Senator Bev Hollingworth has served as a state representative, executive councilor, and as a state senator. She lives in Hampton with her husband Bill Gilligan.


The following Democrats have announced their intent to file but will do so at another date:


District 1: Former NHDP Chairman Jeff Woodburn of Dalton

District 1: Former Rep. Paul Ingersoll of Berlin

District 2: Former Fleet Bank Executive and Veteran Bob Lamb

District 5: Claremont School Board member and firefighter Brian Rapp

District 6: Pharmacist Rich Leonard of New Durham

District 9: Attorney and New Boston Town Moderator Lee Nyquist

District 16: Former Manchester School Board member Kathleen Kelley