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Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee Executive Board tonight confirmed Dover resident Matt Mayberry as the party's next Vice Chairman.


"Matt Mayberry is one of the New Hampshire Republican Party's most dedicated, hardworking and experienced grassroots activists," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Matt will provide the enthusiasm needed to win in 2016 and we are honored to have him join our party's leadership."


"I am honored and privileged to serve as Vice Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee," said NHGOP Vice Chairman Matt Mayberry. "I look forward helping Republicans spread our fiscally responsible message and achieve sweeping victories in 2016."


Matt Mayberry works for Carlisle Capital in Portsmouth and has worked for many Republican political candidates and elected officials for over 36 years. Mayberry is a former Dover city councilor and school board member.




Gov Perry For President - NH Staff Announcement 


Austin – As Gov. Rick Perry begins his first trip to New Hampshire since declaring his 2016 candidacy, Perry for President would like to announce who will lead his team’s effort in the Granite State primary.
The campaign will benefit from the advice and counsel of the following conservatives:
Michael Dennehy will serve as New Hampshire Senior Advisor. Dennehy has been a Republican strategist for more than 20 years. He managed John McCain’s upset victory in the New Hampshire presidential primary in 2000, and his come from behind win in the 2008 New Hampshire primary.
Dante Vitagliano will serve as a NH Political Director. Vitagliano was deputy political director for Marilinda Garcia for Congress, the Republican nominee for New Hampshire’s second congressional district in 2014.
Ryder Selmi will serve as a NH Senior Field Manager. Selmi was the North Country field manager for the Garcia campaign. Selmi was also an ambassador for the campus-based organization, Turning Point USA.
“The energy and excitement is building for Gov. Rick Perry in New Hampshire. No other candidate connects with Granite Staters better than the governor,” said Senior Advisor Mike Dennehy. “We’ve only just begun assembling an experienced team that will help put Gov. Perry in a position to bring home a medal from the First in the Nation Primary state next February.”


Sarah Koski Joins Cornerstone as Political Director 

Cornerstone Action

Cornerstone Welcomes Sarah Koski as Political Director


Sarah Koski has joined Cornerstone Policy Research and Cornerstone Action as Political Director, in charge of legislative advocacy. She previously served as field director for the Unlocking Potential Project.
"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to serve New Hampshire families through Cornerstone's family first platform and legislative priorities," she says. "I look forward to encouraging and promoting an environment within our state that allows families to thrive."

"We are extremely excited to have Sarah on board," says Cornerstone Executive Director Bryan McCormack.  "Not only is she brilliantly articulate but is a dedicated champion for family values. We are ecstatic to welcome her to the Cornerstone team."
Koski is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College and lives in southern New Hampshire. She will work closely with the Executive Director and with Education Liaison Ann Marie Banfield at the State House.

Cornerstone Policy Research and its legislative-advocacy arm, Cornerstone Action, are nonprofit non-partisan public policy organizations working to promote strong New Hampshire families.

NH DHS - Harper Appointment 

Department of Safety

Division of Homeland Security and

Emergency Management




CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) Director Perry E. Plummer has announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Harper to the position of assistant director for HSEM.

“Jenn brings more than two decades of experience, an invaluable level of understanding and knowledge, and an unparalleled work ethic to the position,” Plummer said. “She has proven her leadership ability time and time again and is clearly the correct choice to serve as the Assistant Director.”

Ms. Harper has 30 years of experience in State government with 23 of those in emergency management. Most recently, Ms. Harper served as the HSEM Operations Chief responsible for coordinating the State’s response to emergencies and as the State’s Liaison with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Ms. Harper is also an Adjunct Professor with Plymouth State University’s Criminal Justice Department.

“This is an honor and privilege,” Harper said. “I am excited to continue working with Director Plummer and the HSEM team in furthering HSEM’s mission and commitment to the safety and security of New Hampshire’s citizens and visitors. The role of HSEM in assisting individuals, communities and businesses to be more resilient and to quickly recover from disasters is essential to the State’s economic vitality.”

Harper holds a master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.


New Hampshire Senate Names Kate Giaquinto as Communications Director  

Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, today announced that he has hired Kate Giaquinto as the State Senate Communications Director.  


Giaquinto has worked in various communications roles, including with the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College, and with Montagne Communications. Giaquinto is also a 2010 graduate of Saint Anselm College.


Giaquinto replaces Tom Cronin who joined the University of New Hampshire this past July.