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2022 NH Senate General Election

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The list below shows the candidates for NH State Senate. You can learn more about the candidates, including their positions on issues, by viewing their profile pages. 

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District 1

Carrie Gendreau
Carrie L. Gendreau   
Republican

Selectman, Town of Littleton (2018 - present); Business Owner, The Training Connection (1984 - present); Former Owner, Emma & Co. Consignment Boutique (2008 - 2020); adjunct professor of Business, White Mountain Community College (2013 - 2016)

Edith Tucker
Edith Tucker   
Democrat

Journalist; Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present)

District 2

Tim Lang
Timothy P. Lang Sr.   
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present); Chairman, House Fish and Game Committee; Member, House Ways and Means Committee; Member, House JLCAR; Chairman, Zoning Board of Adjustment; Town Moderator

Kate Miller   
Democrat

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2008 - 2010); Press Secretary, US Senate Committee on Aging; Member, House Health & Human Services Committee; Chair, Long Term Care Task Force

District 3

Jeb Bradley  (incumbent)
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2009 - present); former Majority Leader, NH Senate; Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives (2006, 2008); Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2004 - 2006); Representative, NH House of Representatives (1990 - 2002); former owner, Evergrain Natural Foods; retired

William M. Marsh   
Democrat
Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present); Board Certified Ophthalmologist, solo practitioner and small business owner (1986 - 2016); Moderator, Town of Brookfield (2010 - 2021); Trustee, Huggins Hospital (2004 - present); Health Officer, Town of Brookfield (2002 - 2021)

District 4

Seamus Casey   
Republican

Software engineer; candidate, NH House of Representatives (2016, 2014)

David Watters
David H. Watters  (incumbent)
Democrat

Senator, NH Senate (2012 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2008 - 2012); Professor, University of New Hampshire

District 5

John McIntyre
John McIntyre   
Republican

Physician

Suzanne M. Prentiss
Suzanne M. Prentiss  (incumbent)
Democrat

Senator, NH Senate (2020 - present); Lebanon City Councilor (6 terms); former Mayor, Lebanon (2 terms); former Chief of EMS, NH Department of Safety; paramedic

District 6

James P. Gray  (incumbent)
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2016 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2012 - 2016); Senior Engineering Manager for Industrial Operation, Naval Sea Systems Command; Ward Moderator, Town of Rochester; School Board Member, Planning Board Member

Ruth Larson
Ruth Larson   
Democrat
Retired lawyer, specializing in civil litigation

District 7

Dan Innis
Dan Innis   
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2016 - 2018); Professor of Marketing and Hospitality Management, University of New Hampshire; Former Dean of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire; Founder, Ale House Inn and Hotel Portsmouth; Co-Owner, Great Island Inn in New Castle; part-time farmer

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Richard Andrew Lobban, Jr.   
Democrat

Professor of Anthropology and African & Middle East Studies; public education (35 years); US Naval War College (17 years)

District 8

Charlene Lovett
Charlene Lovett   
Democrat

Representative NH House of Representatives (2010 - 2012); former mayor of Claremont; Army Chief Warrant Officer (22 years, retired)

Ruth Ward  (incumbent)
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2016 - present); former member, Stoddard Planning Board and Zoning Board; Retired Nurse Practitioner

District 9

Matt McLaughlin
Matthew McLaughlin   
Democrat

"I was born and raised in Bedford, the youngest of 10 children. I attended the US Naval Academy and after graduation became a tactical naval aviator flying the A-7E Corsair II.

"After retiring from the Navy my wife and I returned to New Hampshire to raise our family. I flew as a commercial airline pilot for 33 years.

"My community experience includes coaching the girls lacrosse team at West High School in Manchester, coaching and reffing Bedford youth sports, Volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels, and a frequent platelet donor for the Red Cross in Manchester."

Denise Ricciardi
Denise Ricciardi  (incumbent)
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2020 - present); Vice Chairman, Bedford Town Council; founder, Bedford Cares; volunteered in over 20 non-profit and community groups

District 10

Donovan Fenton   
Democrat

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present); Sales Coordinator, Fenton Family Dealerships; Board Member, The Community Kitchen; Volunteer, Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention (MCVP)

Sly Karasinski
Sly Karasinski   
Republican

Selectman, Swanzey (2016 - present); past Fire Chief; Precinct Clerk

District 11

Shannon Chandley
Shannon E. Chandley   
Democrat

Senator, NH Senate (2018 - 2020); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - 2018, 2012 - 2014, 2008 - 2010)

Gary Daniels
Gary L. Daniels  (incumbent)
Republican

Senator, NH State Senate (2014 - 2018, 2020 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2006-2014, 1996-2000); Member, Milford Republican Committee; Member, Legislators for Limited Spending (1990-1994); Member, Labor and Business Task Force American Legislative Exchange Council (1990-1994); Coordinator, Community Assistance Program - Milford Area (1985-1994); Veteran, New Hampshire National Guard (1976-1988); Software Quality Engineer; Veteran, US Army

District 12

Kevin Avard
Kevin Avard  (incumbent)
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2014 - 2018, 2020 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2010 - 2012); Contractor

Melanie Levesque
Melanie Levesque   
Democrat

Senator, NH Senate (2018 - 2020); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2006 - 2010, 2012 - 2014); Secretary, Nashua Ethnic Awareness Committee (2005); Vice President, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2004); President, TCS of American Enterprises LLC; telecommunications consultant

District 13

Cindy Rosenwald
Cindy Rosenwald  (incumbent)
Democrat

Senator, NH Senate (2018 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2004 - 2018); Selectman, City of Nashua (2003 - 2005), Member, Health Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures; Vice President of Policy and Programs, National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices; Adjunct Faculty, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1998-2005); Community Relations Associate, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (1991-1998)

Stephen Scaer
Stephen Scaer   
Republican

Residential Care (2 years); Special Educator (27 years); Newspaper Reporter (4 years); GOP state delegate and committee member

District 14

Sharon M. Carson  (incumbent)
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2008 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2000 - 2008); Member, Pro-Gun New Hampshire Council of Advisors; Member, Board of Governors for the Vesta Roy Women in Government Series; State Director, Women in Government; Adjunct Faculty, Nashua Community College; Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army/U.S. Army Reserve (1978 - 1995)

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John Robinson   
Democrat

Former member, Londonderry School Board (6 years); semi-retired

District 15

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Linda Rae Banfill   
Republican

Part-time Telephone Operator, Ma Bell (1960-1975); teacher; administrative assistant; retired

Becky Whitley
Becky Whitley  (incumbent)
Democrat

Senator, NH Senate (2020 - present); Disability rights lawyer; climate activist; child health policy specialist

District 16

June Trisciani
June Trisciani   
Democrat
Interior Designer, j. ellen Design, LLC
Michael Yakubovich   
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2018 - present); Hooksett Budget Committee; computer engineer

District 17

Howard Pearl
Howard C. Pearl   
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present); Member, Loudon ZBA (13 years); Loudon Moderator (2 years); Member, Merrimack County Farm Bureau Board of Directors; Farmer

Christine Tappan
Christine M. Tappan   
Democrat
"Have served the people of NH in state government as Associate Commissioner for Health & Human Services, have served local community on School Board"

District 18

George Lambert   
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2010 - 2014); Selectman, Town of Litchfield

Donna Soucy
Donna Soucy  (incumbent)
Democrat

Senator, NH Senate (2012 - present); three terms as a State Representative; two terms as a Manchester Alderman; nearly four terms on the Manchester School Board; first female chair of the Manchester Fire Commission

District 19

Represents Derry, Hampstead, Windham
Regina Birdsell  (incumbent)
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2014 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2010 - 2014); Veteran, U.S. Coast Guard; High Tech Recruiter

District 20

Lou D'Allesandro  (incumbent)
Democrat

Senator, NH Senate (1998 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (1996 - 1998); Chair, New England Board of Higher Education; Adjunct Faculty, Saint Anselm College

Richard Girard
Richard H. Girard   
Republican

Former at-Large Alderman, School Committeeman and Charter Commissioner; candidate for Mayor (2021); Investment Advisor and insurance professional

District 21

Rebecca Perkins Kwoka
Rebecca Perkins Kwoka  (incumbent)
Democrat

"Rebecca has a long legacy of public service, from her 2 years with the Peace Corps in Senegal to her two terms on the Portsmouth City Council and service on Rockingham Planning Commission, the Planning Board, Workforce Housing Coalition, and as a Commissioner of the Portsmouth Housing Authority. She has been a workforce and affordable housing advocate for over a decade, starting the 603 Initiative to help keep thriving young people in New Hampshire. By day, Rebecca is General Counsel at a solar company. She is a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire and Leadership Seacoast, a member of the class of 40 under 40, and has been featured in New Hampshire Business Review and on NHPR's The Exchange."

District 22

Daryl A. Abbas   
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2018 - present); Attorney, Upper Charles Law Group LLC

Wayne Haubner
Wayne Haubner   
Democrat

Chief Technology Officer

District 23

Bill Gannon
William "Bill" Gannon  (incumbent)
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2016 - 2018, 2020 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2014 - 2016); Construction/Contractor; Attorney; member, Sandown Planning Board

Brenda Oldak
Brenda Oldak   
Democrat

Business Owner; Registered Nurse; Welfare Officer; Founder and Co-Chair, South Hampton Council on Aging

District 24

Debra Altschiller   
Democrat

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present); Appointee, Commission on Children's Services; Member, NH Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force; Community Liaison for HAVEN, NH's largest domestic and sexual violence crisis response and violence prevention program

Lou Gargiulo
Lou Gargiulo   
Republican

CEO & Founder, Great North Property Management; former U.S. Army Officer

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