US Senate Passes Massive Climate Bill

Pat Pustell, State House Candidate from Ossipee, volunteered to make the Sandwich Electric Vehicle, Tool, & Solar Day a success. Thank Pat with your vote in November.

Just as the US Senate was passing the USA’s largest climate action bill, Carroll County Democratic candidates were visiting the Sandwich, NH Electric Vehicle, Tool, & Solar Day. It is so symbolic. From the very top of government right down to the county commissioner level, Democrats care about taking climate action, creating clean energy jobs and saving consumers money. What a great day for our country, our county and Sandwich. Thank you state house incumbents Anita Burroughs and Chris McAleer, state house candidate Patricia Pustell from Ossipee and county commissioner candidate Adam Heard for attending and advancing a better America.

Incumbent NH State House Representative Chris McAleer and Anita Burroughs are now running in Sandwich for the first time. What a welcome addition. Want a cleaner NH? Vote for them in November.
Anita Burroughs and Pat Pustell, two refreshing NH State House candidates. Be cool, vote for both in November.

Interested in how you might get involved? Click Here to Get Involved


Dems March for Freedom, in Freedom

Candidates and friends came out in force for Freedom, NH’s annual parade

Carroll County, NH Democrats dominate parades across the county.
Let’s flip the state senate.
Democrats stand tall for the USA.
And please vote for me too!
Yes, that’s me, Sandra Ringelstein.
Democrats care about kitchen table and front porch issues.
Just between us chickens, I am a great candidate.

Democrats Everywhere on July 4th

No mountain is too high, Carroll County NH Dems will march to victory in November
Signs of the Times: Our Fantastic Democratic Candidates
Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro Democrats on the way to victory.
High Fives for All Women’s Rights
Conway and Bartlett demand choice, demand victory in November.
Tamworth’s own Gabrielle Watson‘s First Parade as a NH State House Candidate. Find All Your Town’s candidates here.
Same Women’s Messages Repeated in Conway Parade and All Around NH and the USA on July 4th.
NH House Rep. Candidate Sandra Ringelstein is turning the corner on path to turning Moultonborough Blue.
Moultonborough’s own Sandra Ringelstein, State House candidate, in Moultonborough July 4th Parade.
House Rep. Dr. Jerry Knirk campaigns in Tamworth — Let’s reelect him.
Democrat House Rep. Candidates Jerry Knirk, Gabrielle Watson & Peaco Todd marched for victory in Tamworth, NH
Our Straightforward Parade and Now-to-November Message.


July 4th Around the County

Join Democratic Friends, Neighbors & Candidates
in your Independence Day Parade!
Join your local parade and make our Democratic presence known!

See you at Black Fly Field in Bartlett @ 10AM.

Or in Conway at Hillside Avenue kicking off at 1:30

There’s a bunch of events in Tamworth!  Their parade starts @ 11AM at Depot Road

Jackson doesn’t have a parade but they have fun fireworks on Saturday!! 

The Wolfeboro Parade starts at Old Lakeview Terrace at 10AM 

The Ossipee parade starts at 10AM & they’re having fireworks that evening too!

Meet Gov Candidate State Senator, Dr. Tom Sherman

The road to unseating Governor Sununu begins now!

For the Zoom link, send Knute an email: He’ll respond with the link.

State Senator Dr. Tom Sherman (D-Rye) wants to be Governor. It’s always great to get to know people who want to help DEMs succeed! The Greater Ossipee DEMs have invited him to tell us about himself. And we’re inviting YOU — DEMs throughout the county — to join us. If Sununu is to be defeated come November, we need to get to know candidates! We hope you will have an interest in getting to know the people.

On Monday, April 4th at 7 PM — for 1 hour — let’s get to know Senator Sherman.

Come with ears to listen and questions that are on your heart. Invite others to do so too! Let’s show candidates running for state office in NH who we are!

Thanks to Bill Marsh — the person who will unseat Jeb Bradley in November! He will introduce Tom Sherman. And thanks to the Carroll County DEMs for allowing the Greater Ossipee DEMs to use their Zoom account.

Make the time. You’ll be glad you did. Thank for joining us.

Again, for the Zoom link, send Knute an email: He’ll respond with the link.


County Meeting on January 25

Hassan to attend; Pappas and Custer have been invited!
Happy 2022!  All of us in your Carroll County Democratic Committee are working hard to help bring more sanity, safety & hope to our state in this coming year.  And we encourage you to join us in our work!
There are so many ways in which you can get involved.  Write a letter to the editor in your local paper.  Reach out to your Town Chair and ask how you can help.  Send a letter of thanks to your Democratic State Representatives, who are doing great work in very difficult circumstances.  Engage your friends and neighbors in discussions about the importance of their involvement, especially in the upcoming election season.  Contribute to your CCDC!
Thanks for staying involved,
Ed Butler, CCDC Chair
  1. Carroll County Membership Zoom meeting Tuesday, 1/25, 6PM. Register here in advance for this meeting.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    We’ll have updates from our state Reps, from our congressional offices and … Senator Hassan will join our meeting!  And both Congressfolks have been invited.  Our state and regional directors of the Coordinated Campaign will also give us an update.
  2. The NH Senate is still discussing the Senate and Executive Council redistricting.  They will also approve – or not?? – the House and Congressional districts approved by the House.  Here’s a good overview of the process. And an NHPR report on the congressional gerrymander.
  3. Senator Hassan’s campaign website.  Have you signed up for periodic notices?
  4. Congressman Pappas’ campaign website.
  5. Congresswoman Kuster’s campaign website.
  6. Please help us grow our reach.  Are you signed up on our FaceBook page?  Ask a couple of friends to sign up too!  And please encourage your friends to sign up for these newsletters.
  7. The NH Democratic Coordinated Campaign is hiring Organizing Fellows. 15 hours per week to canvass, phone bank and help the NHDP win up and down the ticket. Local folks young and not-so-young will help us focus the party on our races!  Click here.
  8. Did you see?!  Open Democracy, dedicated to reducing the influence of big money in politics has a great new way of supporting or showing that you’re against particular bills. Check it out!
  9. Phone & Text Banks, supporting our candidates and encouraging citizens to get involved in the upcoming elections are already happening.  Want to help?  Organize NH.
  10. How to get more involved: Contact your Town or County Chair.

Thanks for your support!


Knirk column – “Liberty & Responsibility”

The pandemic and how we as a national community are trying to fight it has become a political issue due to the most right-wing members go the GOP and the enabling of those right wingers by the self-proclaimed centrist or moderate GOP members like Karen Umberger (GOP Rep of Conway) and Mark McConkey (GOP Rep of Freedom). The stunning lack of an understanding of the big picture and common good by the GOP is not just sad — but literally tragic.

Kudos to State Rep. Jerry Knirk for a great column in today’s Conway Daily Sun which can help us all think about what we’re up against (DEC 30). Check it out – by clicking here


Ten Things to Know — 11/16/21

One (Tonight — NOV 16)

Tonight, November 16, in Moultonborough — the Tri Town DEMs will host an event that highlights what is happening with the Free Staters here in NH. Guest speaker is Zandra Rice Hawkins. As DEMs are working to hold on to normalcy, GOP “centrists” like Karen Umberger (Conway) and Mark McConkey (Freedom) are enabling the “No Government Is Good Government” lousiness. Mr. Sununu himself has lamented that his fellow Republicans are falling prey to the conspiracy theories and misinformation coming from the Free Staters and others. Learn more about tonight’s event at the Moultonborough Library which starts at 7 PM by clicking: HERE.


Mike Cryans to Greater Ossipee DEMs

November 22 on Zoom — The Greater Ossipee DEMs 
will welcome Mike Cryans as folks in Carroll County wonder about the power of the Executive Council and the recent weirdness involving councilor Joe Kenney having voted to reject the $27M in federal Covid funds making NH the only state in the country to go without. Thankfully, the Governor and reasonable ones coaxed and dragged Mr. Kenney back to the table where he was strong-armed into accepting $22M. Mr. Cryans is a former executive councilor and will share with us and answer questions. To learn more and to request the Zoom link, click HERE.


Representative Bill Marsh
, from the southern floterial House district in our County which includes Brookfield, Effingham, Ossipee, Wakefield, Moultonborough, Sandwich, and Tuftonboro. He has been active in various efforts and discussions since that change.  We’re looking forward to working with him as he represents us from this side of the aisle in the coming legislative year. Check out a Huffington Post interview with Bill by clicking HERE.


Local elected officials and grassroots activists have been doing great work.  On the day for the National Women’s March, the Tri-Town Dems had a great visibility demonstration in Center Harbor … a challenging LTE (letter to the editor) from Knute Ogren HERE …  Representative Anita Burroughs wonders about the “Free State Project: Follow the Money!” … and Representative Jerry Knirk has been writing a number of great editorials, too, like this THIS important one on Covid and the GOP’s bad policy.


Redistricting — And we’re all anxious to see what happens with the new redistricting maps!  It looks like the Republican majority of the Committee will push through a very gerrymandered district to make it much more difficult for Congressman Pappas to win another term.  And our local State representative districts are, in most instances, going to be much different.  Ellen Farnum, Town Chair from Tamworth, has been leading a small group of locals to try to give regular feedback and input on the maps.  You can see here the proposed maps from the Democratic/Minority and the Republican/Majority Committee members.


The Senate Seat
 — Chris Sununu is not going to run for the Senate against Maggie Hassan!  He will instead seek another term as our Governor – which, of course, we are going to deny him!!!  Yes, he’s a strong candidate but did you see CCDC Executive Committee Member Leonard Witt’s article in the Laconia SUN?  The LTE makes a good case for why we can win, with a good candidate, in this next Gubernatorial race! Hassan’s campaign office made this statement after Sunono’s announcement: “Senator Hassan won her last race by 1,017 votes, and we know that no matter who emerges as the Republican nominee this is going to be a hard-fought race. The Senator has shown that she can work across the aisle to get results for Granite Staters — and that is why she has a record of winning tough races. Our campaign is ready for the challenge ahead.”


Can you add 3/three/tres/trois/drei/tin … names to our Carroll County Democrats list? Please?! This newsletter is going out to just over 800 Democrats in our county.  There were 16,649 Democratic votes for Biden in the 2020 election.  You, or those friends you’re going to add to the list, can sign up here.


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Financial Support — And as always, we appreciate your donations to help elect our Democratic candidates and promote Democratic values – Please click, CONTRIBUTE or mail a check to Carroll County Democrats PO Box 337 Conway, NH 03818. Monthly contributions are very helpful.  If you can find your way to making a monthly contribution, it will be very much appreciated.


We’re fired up & working hard to return our state to a Democratic majority; to make it clear to the Free Staters that we’re going to resist their impact on our communities; to undo the damage of the Trump era; and to return our politics to one of respect for each other.

Thanks for paying attention.
Let me know what you’re thinking!

Ed Butler
CC DEMs chairperson

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