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Announcing YRNF's Womens' Leadership and Mentorship Coalition

I am proud to announce a new Young Republican National Federation Womens' Leadership and Mentorship Coalition. The Republican Party has been striving to identify strong female leadership both within the party and for elected office. This Coalition will provide YR women with the mentorship that is so important to grow female participation and assist our female members advancement in the GOP. 

The Coalition leadership is:

Honorary Chairwomen
  • Jo Ann Davidson, Former RNC Co-Chair and Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL) and a Young Republican
  • Sharon Day, RNC Co-Chairwoman 
Co- Chairs
  • Lisa Stickan, YRNF Chairwoman and City Councilwoman in Highland Heights, Ohio
  • Jessica Colon, former Chairwoman of YRNF (2007-2009)
  • Nicolee Ambrose, former Chairwoman of YRNF (2005-2007); current Maryland GOP Republican National Committeewoman
  • DeeDee Benkie, former Chairwoman of YRNF (2001-2003), former Indiana Republican National Committeewoman, and Fox News Contributor
YRNF National Committee Co-Chairs
  • Peret Pass, Chair of Florida Federation of Young Republicans; YRNF Assistant Secretary
  • Jessica Sena, Chair of the Montana Young Republicans; YRNF Western Regional Vice-Chair
  • Meagan Hanson, Chairwoman of the Georgia Young Republicans
  • Layla Shipman, Floyd County, Georgia GOP Chairwoman; Former YRNF Woman of the Year 2012; former Georgia YR National Committeewoman
Stay posted for additional leaders to be announced for this Coalition. We look forward to working with Young Republican women from across the country to strength our party, inject new ideas, and support strong women in positions of leadership and as candidates.
Lisa Stickan
Chairwoman, YRNF

NHDP - NHGOP Chair Cites Upcoming Election While Covering for Disgraced GOP Rep

After month of embarrassing scandals NHGOP Chair to House Republicans: "You are doing great work"


Concord - In a radio interview, disgraced New Hampshire Republican State Representative Stella Tremblay doubled down on her chilling claim that the Boston Marathon Bombing was a government plot and questioned if the injuries sustained by marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman were real.  Further Tremblay revealed that the Republican Party Jennifer Horn promised to cover for her vile actions.  She says Horn told her 'I'm not going to have you step down,' but asked Tremblay not to say anything that will 'help us lose the coming elections,' and commended the scandal plagued House Republican Caucus for 'doing great work.' New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein released the following statement in response.


"While thousands of Granite Staters have rallied support for Bauman and his family in Concord, Jennifer Horn was busy covering for her Tea Party pal promising not to ask her to resign. It is past time for U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, and House Republican Leader Gene Chandler to end the epidemic of shockingly inappropriate behavior by their radical Republican colleagues.  Will they finally demand disgraced Representative Tremblay resign since Chairwoman Horn is unwilling or are they paralyzed by fear of the angering the NHGOP's Tea Party base?"


"Is there any level of shameful indecency the New Hampshire Republican Party won't allow from their members? After a month of scandals involving Republican elected officials referring to women as 'vagina's' in State House emails, claiming the tragic bombings in Boston were a plot by the U.S. government, and calling for the arrest and imprisonment of their colleagues, Jennifer Horn apparently thinks they are 'doing great work.'"



Senate Republican Leaders Comment on Tabling of Education Tax Credit Repeal

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Senate President Peter Bragdon (R-Milford) and Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) issued the following statement today after the tabling of HB370, which would have repealed the Education Tax Credit Program enacted in the previous legislature:

“When we took office following the 2010 elections, we pledged to support legislation that would lower taxes, create jobs, promote opportunity, reign in government regulation, and encourage personal liberty – and we are proud of the legislation we enacted in furtherance of those objectives.  As a part of that effort, the Education Tax Credit Scholarship Program passed with overwhelming majorities because it expands opportunities for low-income parents and students and does so without increasing the tax burden on individuals or municipalities.  Senate Republicans will oppose efforts to undo the work of the last two years, as we did earlier today by tabling legislation seeking to repeal the innovative tax credit program.”


Molly Sanborn for NH Young Republican Chair! 

Dear Fellow Republican,

My name is Molly Sanborn and I am a lifelong Republican from Hooksett.

It is with enthusiasm and excitement that I am writing you today to announce my candidacy for chairman of the New Hampshire Young Republicans. After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to throw my hat in the ring because I am confident that I can grow and strengthen this important organization.

As the mother of an infant daughter I understand how important it is that we return strong Republican leadership to Concord and Washington – we cannot make future generations pay the price for a failure to act now.  We must strengthen our party and get principled Republicans elected to office.

The New Hampshire Young Republicans will play a critical role in the effort to rebuild our party over the next two years. In order to be successful, the YRs need a chairman who can bring people together to help promote our conservative values and elect Republicans at every level. I have served in the New Hampshire House, my husband Mark & I and are longtime Republican activists, and I am ready to work closely with both party leadership and young professionals across the state.

I believe that I have the experience and the knowledge to help grow this organization and lead us toward becoming a vibrant and influential group in New Hampshire politics.  I look forward to working closely with all of you and I am asking for your vote as Chairman of the New Hampshire Young Republicans.



PS Don't miss the YR Convention - Saturday April 20, 2013 at 10:00 am At the NH Institute of Politics on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester


NH House Republican Press Conference on Budget 4/1

What: Members of House Republican Leadership and members of House Finance will discuss their concerns regarding the budget. 

When: Monday, April 1st

Time: 11:30am

Legislative Office Building Lobby