What a night for the Granite State! Yesterday’s elections were electric – out of RAD’s 23 endorsed candidates in municipal elections across the state, 17 won their races!
We were thrilled to see so many dedicated movement leaders like Regan Lamphier and Chris Potter come in strong.
This is movement politics at work – getting progressive candidates who share our vision for a more just and equitable future into leadership positions to work for the change our communities need. So without further ado, we are pleased to present our slate of winners from yesterday’s races:
- Stacy Brown – Concord City Council, Ward 5
- Maggie Fogarty – Dover School Board, Ward 1
- Linnea Nemeth – Dover City Council, At-Large
- Peter Argeropoulos – Manchester School Board, At-Large
- Chris Potter – Manchester School Board, Ward 7 *
- Ben Dion – Manchester School Board, Ward 9
- Gary Hamer – Manchester School Board, Ward 10
- Nicole Leapley – Manchester School Board, Ward 11
- June Trisciani – Manchester Board of Aldermen, At-Large *
- Pat Long – Manchester Board of Aldermen, Ward 3
- Mary Sullivan Heath – Manchester Board of Aldermen, Ward 7
- Erin Kelly – Manchester Board of Aldermen, Ward 12 *
- Christina Darling – Nashua School Board, At-Large *
- Regan Lamphier – Nashua School Board *
- Ashley Desrochers – Rochester City Council, Ward 4, Seat A
- Gerri Cannon – Somersworth School Board
- Jules Good – Somersworth Select Board, Ward 4
* – indicates candidates who received a special joint endorsement from RAD and Working Families Party (WFP).
Congratulations to all the candidates – let’s get ready to support them in the upcoming year!
For those who came up short in their races, we want to extend our deepest gratitude for their commitment to this work, especially Jordan Thompson, Palana Hunt-Hawkins, Robin Vogt, and Crystal Paradis. They are New Hampshire’s next generation of leaders, and we look forward to our continued work together. We want to give a special shoutout to Jodi Newell, who ran an amazing campaign and came up only 36 votes short. Jodi is just the kind of candidate this movement needs. We are grateful for her leadership, and cannot wait to see what she does next.
Finally, a huge thank you to all of our members who make this work possible. Getting movement candidates into office is all about you. We are gearing up for 2022 and our annual Membership Assembly is right around the corner, so if you haven’t already, become a RAD sustaining member today, and make your voice heard.