Town of Strafford Democratic Committee
We are a local grassroots organization in Strafford, NH, working to elect Democrats in all levels of government. We are aligned with the NH Democratic Party. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month 7 pm at the Hill Library in Strafford.
Democratic Candidates in Upcoming Elections
State Representative candidate Ellen Phillips is a retired literacy teacher with 25 years of experience in New Hampshire schools and the Department of Education. She currently serves on the Budget Committee in New Durham. Her background has helped her appreciate the importance of issues such as affordable health insurance and child care, property tax relief, and quality education. Phillips was the first person in her family to achieve a college education.
Strafford’s incumbent Democratic State Representative Bob Perry, a 42-year resident of Evans Mountain Road, has served seven years representing this district. He serves on the Election Law Committee, has been an ardent advocate of election reform, including a bill two years in the drafting, now law, requiring outside entities engaged in the support or defeat of candidates to formally report those expenditures for public review, intending to end so-called "dark money" political influence.
The towns of Strafford and New Durham are a combined district that elects two State Representatives to the NH House to represent them in Concord.
Strafford County Register of Deeds Dennis Vachon, another Strafford Democrat running for re-election, was also at the meeting. Vachon has overseen the county’s land records office since 2012. He briefed the committee on advances at the Registry, including improved access to online recording for documents related to land transfers. Vachon faces a primary challenge on September 9 and needs the support of Strafford Democrats. For more information on Vachon’s re-election campaign, visit democracy.com/vachon4deeds.
The primary election takes place on Tuesday, September 9. Strafford voters cast their ballots at the Town Office on that day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Defending NH Public Education
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