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Concord, NH- After the recount for Senate District 9 today, and Senator Andy Sanborn being declared the winner, New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald released the following statement. 

"We were confident that Senator Andy Sanborn would win the Senate District 9 recount. Each vote has been counted, more than once, and the voters of that district have spoken; they want Andy Sanborn as their Senator. I congratulate Andy on his win, and we are looking forward to him accomplishing many more great things in this upcoming term in the State Senate, among these will be his outstanding record of fighting to reduce taxes and state spending."


Sanborn Announces "Women for Andy" Coalition In NH Senate Dist. 9

Over 50 members within the 9th District alone 

BEDFORD, NH – State Senator Andy Sanborn, candidate for re-election in the 9th District, today announced the creation of the “Women for Andy” coalition – a group of female supporters from across the 9th District who have chosen to publicly support Andy as their next State Senator.

“I’m humbled by the overwhelming support I’m receiving from women all over the District, all of whom I have deep respect for,” Senator Sanborn said.  “This coalition will be enormously helpful to this campaign as we get closer and closer to Election Day.  It’s clear that the voters of District 9 – both men and women alike – want a State Senator who is focused on job creation, keeping taxes low, and allowing small business to grow,” he continued.

State Representative Laurie Sanborn, Senator Sanborn’s wife and the Chair of the Women for Andy Coalition, said “All of the members on this list are excited about Andy’s candidacy and helping him continuing his important work in the Senate.  They understand that what New Hampshire needs right now is more business-owners in Concord who understand the private sector and can work to maintain a business-friendly environment in our great state,” she stated.

"Proven results, proven leadership and proven resolve to do what is right in the face of adversity are rare qualities today, and Andy Sanborn defines what we look for in a leader of this state," added coalition member Kathy Van Anglen of Bedford.

Another member, Janice Ford of Hancock, said "Andy has served our family admirably in the State Senate for the past two years, and I truly hope he can continue. His common sense solutions give me hope for the future of our state and country."

Women who are interested in joining the coalition can do so by visiting Senator Sanborn's website,

The members of the Women for Andy coalition are listed alphabetically below:

Jane Aitken, Bedford

Maureen Arakelian, New Boston

Kim Beekman, Bedford

Dana Boucher, Bedford

Kathy Brown, Bedford

Jane Cartmel, Hancock

Amanda Cebrowski, Bedford

Jenny Cheifetz, Bedford

Laura Condon, Bedford

Pamela Correia, Bedford

Sharon Dobbins, Bedford

Sharon Doughty, Bedford

Bonnie Drummond, Hancock

Valerie Earnshaw, Bedford

Norene Farr, Bedford

Janice Ford, Hancock

Cindy Ginn, Lyndeborough

Jeannie Gorski, Bedford

Linda Gould, Bedford

Toni Greene, New Boston

Teresa Harz, New Boston

Lisa Heaps, Bedford

Rita Klug, Hancock

Anne Lang, Bedford

Barbara Lawton, Greenfield

Ann Marie Banfield, Bedford

Shannon McGinley, Bedford

Susan Mead, Mont Vernon

Jo Ann Munro, Peterborough

Kelleigh Murphy, Bedford

Roxanne O’Brien, New Boston

Tiffany Peterson, Bedford

Augusta Petrone, Dublin

Lynn Prescott, Bedford

Doris Reed, Troy

Kristine Reid, Bedford

Lynda Rizos, Bedford

Janice Roberts, Dublin

Brenda Robinson, New Boston

Rachael Robinson, New Boston

Luz Rohan, Bedford

Janet Saber, Bedford

Laurie Sanborn, Bedford (Chair)

Doreen Schneller, Bedford

Linda Shea, New Boston

JoAnn Sherman, New Boston

Joan Silvernail, New Boston

Sally Steere, Greenfield

Juli Tierney, Bedford

Jackie Trottier, New Boston

Barbara Turmelle, Bedford

Susan Underhill, Bedford

Kathy Van Anglen, Bedford

Judy Veilleux, Bedford

Aurore Villeneuve, Bedford


Sanborn Endorsed by NH Association of Realtors In NH Senate District 9

BEDFORD, NH – State Senator Andy Sanborn, candidate for re-election in the 9th District, today received the endorsement of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors’ Political Action Committee. 

 “As a strong and consistent advocate for individual property rights, and a real estate owner myself, I am proud to have the endorsement of this great organization,” said Sen. Sanborn.  “In the State Senate, I will always stand up for the property owners of New Hampshire, and make sure their interests are represented in Concord.”

The NHAR is the business, industry and public policy advocate for private property rights in New Hampshire. NHAR anticipates, initiates, communicates and provides business resources and solutions for REALTOR members to attain a high degree of professionalism to ethically serve the public.

Sen. Sanborn has also been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business, the National Rifle Association, and the New Hampshire Union Leader.



Sanborn Receives Endorsement of NFIB

Sen. Sanborn Receives Endorsement of New Hampshire’s Premier Small Business Advocacy Organization

BEDFORD, NH – State Senator Andy Sanborn, candidate for re-election in the 9th District, today announced the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business for his campaign.

“I’m honored to have the endorsement of this great organization,” Sen. Sanborn said, “and am pleased to know they recognize that I am the pro-business candidate in this race.  The primary reason I got involved in public service was to advocate on behalf of the small business owners who create most of the jobs in our state, and to create an environment for them to flourish and move our economy forward,” he added.

“As small business owners ourselves, my wife Laurie and I understand the pressures and challenges that confront the business community in our state, and we have worked diligently to roll back unnecessary regulation and remove burdensome fees and restrictions that we recognize as hurdles to job growth,” Sen. Saborn continued.  “I look forward to returning to the legislature to continue to work for pro-business policies that will get Granite Staters back to work.”

NFIB is New Hampshire’s and the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through their unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system.


Sanborn Calls On Nyquist to Return Donations From Colleagues and Clients He Promised to Help “From the Inside” 

BEDFORD, NH – State Senator Andy Sanborn, candidate for re-election in the 9th District, today called on his Democratic opponent Lee Nyquist to return donations he has received from his colleagues at his law firm that he promised in an email to help “from the inside.”

“Honestly, I am shocked at Mr. Nyquist’s blatant promise to peddle influence within the state house for his colleagues and clients,” said Senator Sanborn.  

“Public service is about solving problems and helping the citizens of our state, not giving special help to friends for personal gain.  This is truly beyond the pale, and Mr. Nyquist has an obligation to return the donations he has received from trial lawyers to prove he is really running for the right reasons: to serve the citizens of District 9,” Sanborn concluded.

As the New Hampshire Journal reported on Thursday, Mr. Nyquist sent an email to his colleagues at the Shaheen & Gordon Law Firm earlier in the week saying he would “advocate inside the Senate for our courts, our clients and our future clients,” and asking for “substantial donations” to help him do so.