allocated based on the results of the Feb. 9 primary in each release

January 30, 2016

NHDP Releases Results of Delegate Caucuses

CONCORD, N.H. - Following six candidate-specific delegate caucuses, the New Hampshire Democratic Party announced the delegate slates. A total of 8 district-level delegates will be apportioned based on the primary vote in each district. New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley made the following statement:
“We are proud that New Hampshire Democrats elected such a diverse slate of delegates to represent New Hampshire at the Democratic National Convention in July. All ten counties are represented and only 22% of this group have previously been elected delegate. We’re proud to have a delegate selection process that is so inclusive and we are excited to use this energy and enthusiasm to win races up and down the ballot in November.”
Bernie Sanders – CD1
Mo Baxley – Laconia
Jazmin West – Portsmouth
Ruth Hall – Union
Monica Johnson – Manchester
Chris Liquori – Portsmouth
Burt Cohen – New Castle
Ethan Moorhouse – Manchester
Keith Yergeau – Bedford

Bernie Sanders – CD2
Felicia Teter – Hanover
Emily Jacobs – Whitefield
Sylvia Gale – Nashua
Rachel Booth – Landaff
Kenneth Roos – Concord
Ronald Abramson – Bow
Mark King – Nashua
Daniel Stockwell – Dublin

Hillary Clinton – CD1
Donna Soucy – Manchester
Jackie Weatherspoon – Exeter
Tanna Clews – Portsmouth
Laurie McCray – Portsmouth
Chris Pappas – Manchester
Michael Rollo – Rollinsford
Richard Komi – Manchester
Ryan Richman – Manchester

Hillary Clinton – CD2
Deb Pignatelli – Nashua
JoAnn Fenton – Keene
Maitri Chittidi – Nashua
Melanie Levesque – Brookline
Alejandro Urrutia – Hudson
William Pearson – Keene
Ned Helms – Concord
John Greene – Concord

Martin O’Malley – CD1
Catherine Cavanaugh – Manchester
Denise Day – Durham
Sandra Teti – Rochester
Elizabeth Burtis – Derry
Norman Patenaude – Portsmouth
Paul Drager – Somersworth
Matthew Wilhelm – Manchester
Ronald Cooper – Derry

Martin O’Malley – CD2
Colleen Willis – Keene
Kat McGhee – Hollis
Maureen Mann – Deerfield
Elizabeth Rimanoczy – Deerfield
Tony Scholl – Jaffrey
A. Lawrence Barr – Francestown
James Muirhead – Hanover
Peter Spanos – Sunapee


New Hampshire Democratic Party
December 23, 2015

NHDP Announces National Delegate Selection Caucuses 

CONCORD, N.H. - Today, the New Hampshire Democratic Party announced the details
of the National Delegate Selection Caucuses for the Democratic Presidential candidates for 2016. The caucuses for all candidates - Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, and Bernie Sanders - will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Any registered New Hampshire Democrat (or person under the age of 18 who will be eligible to vote in November 2016) can register to run to be a Delegate for their preferred Presidential candidate. A total of 8 will be elected from each Congressional District - 4 men and 4 women. The successful presidential candidate’s slate of delegates will be a part of the the total of 32 Delegates and 2 At-Large Alternate Delegates that will attend the Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire.

For more information about delegate selection, please see our website.

Details regarding the Caucuses below:

First District:
Clinton: McLaughlin Middle School, 290 South Mammoth Road, Manchester
       Moderator: Atty. Kathy Sullivan, DNC Member; former NHDP Chair
O'Malley: NH Institute of Politics, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester
       Moderator: Atty. Dave Allen, O'Malley State Co-Chair, former NH Young Dems VP
Sanders: Hillside Middle School, 112 Reservoir Ave, Manchester
       Moderator: Rep. Renny Cushing, Sanders Steering Committee, NHDP State Committee
Second District:
Clinton: Christa McAuliffe School, 17 North Spring St., Concord
       Moderator: Senator Jeff Woodburn, Senate Democratic Leader, former NHDP Chair

O'Malley: NHDP HQ, 105 North State St., Concord
       Moderator: Atty. Jay Surdukowski,  O'Malley NH Co-Chair & Legal Counsel, NHDP Executive Committee
Sanders: IBEW, 48 Airport Road, Concord
       Moderator: Atty. Andru Volinsky, Sanders NH Legal Counsel, Candidate for Executive Council
Background: CD Caucuses Elect District- Level Delegates

The Democratic process for selecting delegates is very different from that of the Republicans.

The state will send 32 delegates and 2 at-large alternates to Philadelphia.  Of particular interest to activists are the 16 District-level delegate positions, which will be selected in congressional district caucuses held on Jan. 30, 2016 by each of the campaigns.

Supporters of each campaign will gather in each congressional district on Jan. 30, 2016; they will elect a total of eight District-level delegates (4 men and 4 women from each District).  The filing period to become a District-level delegates is Jan. 18-22, 2016.

Other delegates are to be selected as outlined below (reprinted from NHDP website):

3 Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) Delegates
The second level is “Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official Delegate”, these typically include elected officials and Party leaders. We will elect 3 of this category on April 16th, 2016, they will be elected by the 16 District-Level Delegates who were elected on January 30th.
PLEO Delegate Filing Period: April 4th – April 8th, 2016
5 At-Large Delegates
The third level is At-Large Delegate. We will elect 5 of this category on April 16th, 2016, they will be elected by the 16 District-Level Delegates who were elected on January 30th.
At-Large Delegate Filing Period: April 4th – April 8th, 2016
2 At-Large Alternate Delegates
The last level is At-Large Alternates, we will elect 2 At-Large Alternates on April 16th, 2016, they will be elected by the 16 District-Level Delegates who were elected on January 30th.
At-Large Alternate Delegate Filing Period: April 4th – April 8th, 2016
Per DNC rules the entire delegation must be split evenly between men and women.
The NHDP and the candidate’s also must ensure that the delegation is diverse in its representation of historically underrepresented groups (LGBT, Youth, Hispanic/Latino, African American, Disabled, Native American, AAPI).
NHDP Delegation as of 9/13/15:
Automatic Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Official Delegates
  • NHDP Chairman Raymond Buckley
  • NHDP Vice Chair Martha Fuller Clark
  • DNC Committeewoman Kathy Sullivan
  • DNC Committeeman William Shaheen
  • DNC Member At-Large Joanne Dowdell
  • Governor Maggie Hassan
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen
  • Congresswoman Annie Kuster

New Hampshire Democratic Party
January 11, 2016

NHDP Announces Delegate Selection for 2016 Democratic National Convention

CONCORD, N.H. - Today, the New Hampshire Democratic Party announced the filing period for delegate selection for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley made the following statement:
“We are excited to begin the process of selecting delegates to attend the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. I’ve taken tours of the site and it’s going to be an exciting convention. Activists from all across our state tell me how much they’re looking forward to the
Convention. We’ve hosted all three Presidential candidates over the last year and Granite State Democrats know that we have the best shot at winning not only the White House, but gaining a U.S. Senate seat, keeping the Governor’s office, winning two Congressional seats, and turning our State House blue.”
For more information, please see excerpts from today’s email:
Between January 18th and January 22nd, New Hampshire Democrats can file to run for District-Level Delegate at the NHDP for their preferred presidential candidate.
How Do I File?:
  • File a Form of Declaration (Available HERE)
    • Filing is open between January 18th at 9AM and closes at 5PM on January 22nd.
    • Forms can be mailed to the NHDP (105 N. State Street, Concord, NH 03301) or hand delivered during that time frame.
    • Forms CANNOT be faxed or emailed
    • NO Forms will be accepted early or after 5PM on the 22nd.

What Happens At the Caucus?:
  • Once you've filed, bring as many family, friends and neighbors with you to the Caucus on January 30th to vote for YOU!
    • They just need to live in that Congressional District and either be a Registered Democrat or Undeclared.
    • At the Caucus you'll be able to hand out materials and give a brief campaign speech.
  • Each Caucus, for all three Presidential candidates, will elect a slate of 4 Men and 4 Women in each Congressional District.

Who Goes To Convention?:
  • The National Convention will take place between July 25th-28th in Philadelphia.
  • After the Presidential Preference Primary on February 9th, District-Level Delegates will be allocated based on a formula of candidate's who receive at least 15% of the vote in each Congressional District.
  • Individuals who qualify to be a District-Level Delegate based on their candidate's vote percentage will be notified by the NHDP shortly after the Primary.
For a list of caucus locations for each of the candidates please click HERE.
If you have any questions about running for District-Level Delegate please contact Nick Taylor at
Thank you,
Raymond Buckley