One Week From Today

One week from today is the November 3rd General Election! What is your plan to vote? I am turning in my absentee ballot tomorrow at the Town Clerk’s office. If you haven’t already voted, here are some things you may want to consider:   


Consider Biden/Harris for President/Vice President, then Dan Feltes for Governor, Jeanne Shaheen for US Senate and Annie Kuster for US Representative.  

Then vote the down ballot for Mindi Messmer as you’re your Executive Councilor. Do not skip the Executive Council races if you care about judicial appointments, protecting reproductive rights and ensuring that Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut doesn’t get a second term. 

 Continue on to Tom Haynes for State Senator and then vote for nine State Representatives. (Details below!)

Finally, flip over the ballot for the County positions. Support Steven Briden for County Attorney. (Prosecutors have a major impact on our criminal justice system.)  Other Democratic candidates for County positions: Michael McCord for Register of Deeds; Ty Quinn for County Treasurer; and Bob Davidson for Register of Probate.

Here is info about your Salem Democratic State Rep Candidates: Make sure you vote for everyone you can.


Below are key endorsements for State Rep Candidates made by important organizations in our state and beyond.  

Energy and the Environment

Want to stop the construction of fossil fuel infrastructure and keep polluters in check?  The NH chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed Bonnie Wright and Cam Iannafalo. Salem candidates endorsed by 350 NH Action are Bonnie Wright and Sara Dillingham.  Renew New England endorsed Salem candidates are Bonnie WrightDonna Loranger and Sara Dillingham.

Justice Voters

Are you a justice voter focused on racial justice, social justice, environmental justice, and/or income inequality?  You should be! Check out the endorsements by Rights and Democracy. From Salem: Bonnie Wright (early endorsement). Also: Donna Lorangerand Sara DillinghamPeople’s Action has also endorsed Bonnie Wright.


As a former teacher, Education has always been a major issue for me.  I hope it is for you.  These are the Salem candidates recommended by NEA NHBonnie Wright,Camron IannalfoDonna LorangerGreg DavisSara Dillingham and Sean Lewis. (Fred Doucette, a Salem Republican, also received this endorsement. He is the only Republican to receive any of these endorsements. Check his voting record on these other issues.) The list of AFT-NH’s endorsed candidates cannot be found publicly, but these Salem State Rep candidates have been notified that they were endorsed by this teacher’s organization: Bonnie WrightDonna LorangerSara Dillingham and Sean Lewis.

Organized Labor

Do you think we need a strong union presence in the Legislature? SEIU Local 1984 has endorsed Salem State Rep candidates Camron Iannalfo and Bonnie Wright.  AFL-CIO NH has endorsed Bonnie WrightCam Iannalfo, Donna Loranger, Greg Davis, Maureen Thibault, and Sara Dillingham.


Vote in NH has a great website.

There is information on the Town Clerk’s webpage, and especially in the tab for “Local and State Elections.”

There is also election info and voting info (including absentee voting) on the Secretary of State’s website.

And, of course, you can always feel free to contact me: 603-722-0714.


Thanks to all of you who have been supporting me in my bid to become Salem’s first Democratic State Rep in decades. With your help, I can get there, and hopefully so can some of the others, too!
With best regards,

Credit: This message was copied and adapted from a message sent by Andru Volinsky, former candidate for Governor, to fit Salem’s candidates. I only used his endorsement categories for which Salem State Rep candidates had endorsements. 

Note: Just because someone is not endorsed by an organization does not mean they aren’t a great candidate. And some candidates may have endorsements that were not in Andru’s list. Learn more about the others at

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