Democrats Are Motivated

Highly motivated Carroll County Democrats turned out for the Sunday, June 11 potluck in North Sandwich.

Main message from State Reps Anita Burroughs and Chris McAleer: Thanks to the hard work of Dems here in Carroll County and across the state, the state legislature is almost equally Democrat and Republican. The result was an excellent year with many bills passed favorable to Democrats.

Let’s elect even more Democrats next year. 


How to Flip Rural Red Districts Blue

Carroll County Dems to Meet Authors of Dirt Road Rival

Knute Ogren the May Zoom Organizer says: Hey Rural NH folks! Anyone want to read a book and talk about it? “Dirt Road Revival” by Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward. Grab & Read in it April. Then join the Group Chat with the authors on May 1 at 6:30 p.m. For More Information Contact:

Through 2 successful elections in rural red districts that few thought could be won by a Democrat, twentysomethings Maine state senator Chloe Maxmin (D-District 13) along with the help of campaign manager Canyon Woodward beat the odds. In their new book, they tell how they did. Now you can learn how too.


Dems Best Mid-Terms in Decades

Includes nation and New Hampshire, where recounts continue

First congratulations to Carroll County Democratic incumbents Anita Burroughs, Chris McAleer, Tom Bucco and Steve Woodcock, all of whom were reelected to the NH State House, along with first-time candidate David Paige.

Carroll County NH 2022 Candidates

No Red Wave*

The US Senate has stayed blue with one seat still in play! And the US House is closer than anyone expected! Despite aggressive gerrymandering by the GOP and thanks to Democrats’ GOTV effort across Carroll County and across the state, we returned Maggie Hassan and Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster to Washington. reported as of Nov 15 NH Dems picked up 11 seats in the House over 2020, with some recounts still pending. At 202-198 in favor of the Republicans it will be the slimmest majority in memory, which may encourage more collaboration across the aisle. With more than 20 state house recounts underway, these numbers would change.

The Carroll County Democrats ran an effective campaign, connected with voters, strengthened our base, raised a record amount of money, and awakened new awareness of the issues we care about. Statewide, Democrats cast more votes than Republicans. But because of gerrymandering, the minority will be the Majority.

We have the deepest respect for our local candidates. It was clear from the beginning that winning election to local office is a huge challenge in parts of Carroll County. Candidates Bill Marsh, for State Senate, Carrie Duran, Gogi Milner, Bobbi Boudman, Max Gerhing, Knute Orgen, Pat Pustell, Peaco Todd, Gabrielle Watson, Sandra Ringelstein and Jerry Knirk for State House, and Adam Heard and Theresa Swanick for County Commisson, came up short. All ran quality campaigns and contributed immensely to the up-ticket successes we realized. They forged strong ties of partnership.

More than once we heard one of them say how much they appreciated the caring and comraderie of their fellow candidates. Each of them developed their own voice to articulate our Democratic values. We were proud of the quality of candidates we offered across the county. This election has set a new benchmark for us. We can look ahead with confidence that our persistence and effort will pay off.

Whatever your role in this election, we thank you. And we look forward to staying in touch.

*This report contains verbatim excerpts from the Wolfeboro/Tuftonboro Democrats


It’s Election Day! Vote!

And be sure to call or text friends to ensure they vote for Democrats today!

A reminder: Last election 54,000 people did not vote for Executive Council. Dana Hilliard needs yours and your friends’ vote.

Vote Democrats Up and Down on Both Sides of the Ballot!

Thanks so much for being a loyal Democrat.

The Carroll County Democrats of NH appreciate all you do.

Today is the day, we knocked every door, marched in every parade. Now the big payoff. Thanks so much.


GOTV Rally Massively Successful

More than 100 people came out for the Carroll County NH Democrats Get Out the Vote rally in Albany, NH. on Thursday as Democrats keep the momentum going toward the November 8 election with all these fantastic candidates. Learn more about the candidates in your town here and please volunteer here to get all them elected. Finally, be sure to vote for every democrat on your ballot.

Ed Butler, Carroll County NH Democrats, welcomes the blossoming of a new era for Democrats
Dana Hilliard, for executive council, an important and very winnable spot. Vote for him.
Incumbent Dr. Jerry Knirk, a vote for him is a vote against extremists.
Dr. Bill Marsh for State Senate and for the end of GOP’s war on vaccines and women.
Steve Woodcock, Conway’s choice again and again.
GOP has learned not to mess with Anita Burroughs, state house incumbent.
Pat Pustell, Ossipee’s clean water volunteer and warrior for state house.
Max Gehring pumped up and running in Wakefield, Brookfield, Effingham, Freedom, and Eaton for state house.
Gabrielle Watson running from Tamworth for State House advocating for women’s rights.
Gogi Millner, a potter, wants to break the GOP hold on the state house.
David Paige, Conway state house candidate, on the move to victory.
Tom Buco, Conway state house incumbent, quiet but effective, year after year.
Take a brochure and read all about state house incumbent Chris McAleer.
Sandra Ringelstein long time Moultonborough resident running for state house.
Hands up if you want Bobbi Boudman be in the state house.
County commissioner candidates Adam Heard and Theresa Swanick bring accounting and legal expertise to this important office. Vote for both.
Knute Ogren for state house has a great singing voice and great platform too.
Lots of speeches, but the supporters love it

Momentum in Moultonborough

Democrats in Moultonborough, NH, kept the momentum going toward victory in November at a meet and greet for candidates: Dr. Bill Marsh for state senate; incumbent Dr. Jerry Knirk, Sandra Ringelstein, Peaco Todd and Gabrielle Watson for state house and Adam Heard for Carroll County Commissioner. See all the Moultonborough candidates here. And help get them elected here.

Dr. Bill Marsh for NH State Senate makes one more point: Let’s get rid of the extremists.
Sandra Ringelstein for NH State House Representative sent four children to Moultonborough, NH public schools.
Incumbent Jerry Knirk for NH State House: Remember vote Democrats up and down the ballot and tell your friends to do so also.
Gabrielle Watson for NH State House. Moultonborough voters get to vote for four state house reps. Let’s vote all four into office.
Peaco Todd for NH State House, a cartoonist, brings joy to Moultonborough and after November to Concord too.
Have you heard about Adam Heard for Carroll County County Commissioner? He will bring accounting, small business skills to the office.
Naomi Cohen-Shields of OrganizeNH talks of importance of Getting Out the Vote in Moultonborough.
Running for office can actually be enjoyable.
Great candidates listen to the voters.
And voters have great advice.
And voters have opinions to share.

Sun Shines on Sandwich Democrats

Close to 40 Democrats, Republicans and Independents came to Saturday’s local Democratic candidates’ Meet & Greet at the Foothills Cafe in Center Sandwich, NH. They got to join the conversations with candidates Kate Miller, state senate, Anita Burroughs and Chris McAleer, state house and Adam Heard and Theresa Sawnick, county commission. Learn more about them and all the Democrats on the Sandwich ballot here.

The sun shines favorably on Sandwich, NH Democrats
Kate Miller, if elected will be Sandwich’s NH state senate representative.
Chris McAleer, an incumbent, is on the ballot again for NH state house representative.
Anita Burroughs, another incumbent, is on Sandwich’s ballot for NH state house.
Adam Heard, who lives in Sandwich, and Theresa Swanick are running for county commission. Vote for both.
Vote for all five of these great candidates. From left, Anita Burroughs, Kate Miller, Chris McAleer, Theresas Swanick and Adam Heard.
Naomi Cohen-Shields of OrganizeNH is looking for volunteers to help Democrats win on Nov. 8. Please do volunteer.
The candidates signed up to win, and with your help and votes they will.

Tamworth Candidates in Spotlight

Dr. Jerry Knirk for state house representative was one the spotlighted candidates in Tamworth, NH

Interested in protecting New Hampshire public schools, women’s rights, children from gun violence and healthcare, then vote for all Democrats up and down the ballot.

Local candidates Dr. Bill Marsh for NH state senate, state house representatives Sandra Ringelstein, Jerry Knirk, Gabrielle Watson and Peaco Todd and county commissioner candidates Theresa Swanick and Adam Heard introduced themselves, explained their positions and took questions at the Farmstand B& B in Tamworth, NH.

State House Candidate Sandra Ringelstein sent four children to Moultonborough public schools.
Dr. Bill Marsh for state senate stood up to Republicans, then joined the Democrats.
Gabrielle Watson for state house got to speak to her Tamworth neighbors.
Theresa Swanick and Adam Heard for Carroll County Commissioners, vote for both.
Theresa Swanick is a former Effingham selectboard member. Now needs your vote for county commissioner.
Dr. Jerry Knirk is a state house incumbent, let’s vote him in again to advance public health issues.
Garbrielle Watson is a local Tamworth state house representative candidate.
Dr. Bill Marsh explains his position on the need for vaccines.
Adam Heard, Sandra Ringelstein and Theresa Swanick explain why a vote for them is a vote for good government in New Hampshire.
Dr. Jerry Knirk’s knack for engaging voters.

Carroll County NH Democrats