Concord, New Hampshire, March 15th 2013 - Thursday evening, the New Hampshire Young Democrats held executive board elections at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. More than 30 young democrats turned out to support and elect progressive candidates to lead the NHYD.
Brief introductions were given by former NHYD secretary Kristin Zanotti, and former VP of Public Affairs Theo Groh. Candidates running for the executive board were given a chance to speak about their reasons for running. Many expressed their interest in the 2014 mid-term elections, and ensuring Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea Porter, as well as Governor Maggie Hassan and all local officials are re-elected to help innovate and move New Hampshire forward.
After unanimous votes for all candidates, the new executive board for the New Hampshire Young Democrats is as followed; President: Theo Groh; Vice President of Political Affairs: John Greene; Vice President of Public Affairs: Mariann White; Treasurer: Scott Merrick; Secretary: Jillian Andrews Dubois; National Committeeman: Doug Lindner; and National Committeewoman: Devan Quinn. Also Nolan Varee appointed as Finance Coordinator and Emily Cashman as Membership Coordinator.
"I am very honored to have been elected President of the NH Young Democrats and I am very excited to work with our newly elected executive board to make the Young Democrats a dynamic and active organization that makes a real difference in NH politics. We look forward to ensuring that the Young Democrats serve as a powerful voice for young people in New Hampshire, help young candidates get elected, and actively organize young people to support democrats up and down the ballot in 2014," President Theo Groh stated after being elected.
The New Hampshire Young Democrats is a statewide organization with over 500 active members. The NHYD mission is to engage and involve young people in New Hampshire's political community and to empower a new generation of New Hampshire leaders while advance progressive ideals and values.