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November 10, 2015
Contact: Michael Briggs
Karthik Ganapathy

Sanders Forms New Hampshire Steering Committee

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today announced the formation of a steering committee to lead his New Hampshire campaign. Comprised of 53 state legislators, labor leaders and progressive activists, the steering committee will lead efforts to mobilize grassroots support for the Democratic Party presidential candidate across the Granite State.

“I am proud to serve with so many other community leaders, elected officials and activists who share Bernie’s vision for a country that works for all of us, and not just the wealthy elite,” said fomer Executive Councilor Dudley Dudley. “Bernie is the candidate who is most committed to taking on big money in politics, tackling income inequality and stopping climate change.”

“This committee has helped kick our campaign into another gear,” said state director Julia Barnes. “With the help of New Hampshire’s most committed activists and community leaders, we will reach even more voters, pick up even more steam and continue spreading the word about Bernie’s vision for an America that works for all Americans.”

The full list of names of Sanders' New Hampshire Steering Committee can be found below:

Dudley Dudley, Fmr. Executive Councilor
Mark MacKenzie, Fmr. N.H. AFL-CIO President
Mo Baxley, Fmr. State Representative and Fmr. Executive Director of N.H. Freedom to Marry
John Shea, Fmr. Executive Councilor and Nelson Town Treasurer
Patrick Long, State Representative and Manchester Alderman
Janice Kelble, American Postal Workers Union
Burt Cohen, Fmr. State Senator
Jerry Curran, N.H. Sierra Club Chair*
Renny Cushing, State Representative
Jane Beaulieu, State Representative
Lee Oxenham, State Representative
Marcia Moody, State Representative
Richard McNamara, State Representative
Tim Smith, State Representative
Travis Bennett, State Representative
Marty Jack, State Representative
Andy Schmidt, State Representative
Gilman Shattuck, State Representative
Peter Bixby, State Representative
Andy White, State Representative
Robert Theberge, State Representative
Geoffrey Hirsch, State Representative
Wayne Burton, State Representative
Emily Hague, Keene City Council Member
Chuck Weed, Cheshire County Commissioner and Fmr. State Representative
Erik Corbett, Carroll County Democrats Chair*
Pat Kinne, Sullivan County Democrats Chair*
George Sykes, State Representative and Upper Valley Democrats Chair*
Ted Bosen, Berlin City Democrats Chair and Coos County Democratic Committee Vice Chair*
Ronna Hamlin, Newmarket Democratic Town Committee Chair*
Peter Somssich, Fmr. Chair of the Portsmouth Democrats*
Bob Perry, Fmr. State Representative and Strafford Democratic Town Committee Chair*
Sylvia Gale, Fmr. State Representative
Eileen Ehlers, Fmr. State Representative
Bob Ehlers, Veteran
John Joyal, Portsmouth Shipyard Union Organizer
Chris Howe, President of the Manchester Postal Workers
Brian Wazlaw, Fmr. State Representative and Retired NEA-NH Board Member
Mark King, President of Nashua Public Library Local 4831-AFT*
Kim Hayes, American Postal Workers Union
Wayne Alterisio, Fmr. President of the NH Association of Letter Carriers
Sharlene Labore, Mail Handlers Union
Rick Blazquez, IBEW 2320
Ed Barnes, Mail Handlers Union
Lew Henry, Retired Letter Carrier
Elizabeth Ropp, Democratic Activist
Bill Beardslee, Retired Minister
Caroline French, Democratic Activist
Andru Volinsky, Attorney
Jane Lang, Senior Citizens’ Activist
Judy Stadtman, Portsmouth Activist
Ron Abramson, Immigration Attorney
Judith Kauffmann, Environment Activist

*For identification purposes only.