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2022 NH Senate Primary

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Candidates who win their party's nomination on September 13, 2022 will go on to the general election in November. 

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District 1

Democrat
Edith Tucker  (incumbent)
Democrat

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

Republican
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Carrie L. Gendreau   
Republican

District 2

Democrat
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

Republican
Dave Devoy
David D. DeVoy II   
Republican

Small business owner (33+ years); Colonel, U.S. Army (30 years, retired)

Timothy P. Lang Sr.   
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present); Member, Winnisquam Regional School District School Board; Member, Town Of Sanbornton Budget Committee; Director of Technology, Tilton Technology Services; Supervisor, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative

John R. Plumer   
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - 2020); self-employed small business owner

District 3

Democrat
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)

Republican
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

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Nancy J. Cunning   
Republican

District 4

Democrat
David Watters
David H. Watters  (incumbent)
Democrat

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

Republican
Seamus Casey   
Republican

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

District 5

Democrat
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

Republican
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John McIntyre   
Republican

District 6

Democrat
Ruth Larson
Ruth Larson   
Democrat

Retired Attorney

Republican
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

District 7

Democrat
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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)

Republican
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Thomas A. Dunne, Jr.   
Republican

Candidate, NH House of Representatives (2016)

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

District 8

Democrat
Charlene Lovett   
Democrat

Representative NH House of Representatives 2010-2012, New Hampshire University

Republican
Ruth Ward  (incumbent)
Republican

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

District 9

Democrat
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Matthew McLaughlin   
Democrat

Republican
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

Democrat
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)

Bobby "Spike" Williams
Bobby Williams   
Democrat

Republican
Ian Freeman   
Republican

"Longtime libertarian activist"

Sly Karasinski
Sly Karasinski   
Republican

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

District 11

Democrat
Shannon Chandley
Shannon E. Chandley   
Democrat

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

Republican
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

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John Frechette   
Republican

District 12

Democrat
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

Republican
Kevin Avard
Kevin Avard  (incumbent)
Republican

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

District 13

Democrat
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)

Republican
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Daniel J. Paul   
Republican
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Stephen Scaer   
Republican

District 14

Democrat
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John Robinson   
Democrat

Republican
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)

District 15

Democrat
Becky Whitley
Becky Whitley  (incumbent)
Democrat

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

Republican
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Linda Rae Banfill   
Republican

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

District 16

Republican
Barbara Griffin
Barbara J. Griffin  (incumbent)
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2014 - present); Attorney; Member, Town of Goffstown Planning Board (2008 - present)

Michael Yakubovich  (incumbent)
Republican

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

District 17

Democrat
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Christine M. Tappan   
Democrat

Republican
Scott Bryer
Scott R. Bryer   
Republican

Certified Public Accountant; Administrator, NH Department of Safety, Division of Administration (October 2000 - Present); Northwood Select Board Member (March 1999 - March 2020); Northwood Police Commission (April 2021 - present)

Howard C. Pearl  (incumbent)
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present); Member, Merrimack County Farm Bureau Board of Directors; Farmer

District 18

Democrat
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

Republican
George Lambert   
Republican

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

Ross Terrio
Ross W. Terrio   
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2011 - 2012); Alderman; Member, Manchester School Board; Pharmacist; Attorney; Flight Instructor; Teacher's Aid

District 19

Represents Derry, Hampstead, Windham

Republican
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

Democrat
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

Republican
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

Democrat
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

Democrat
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Wayne Haubner   
Democrat

Republican
Daryl A. Abbas   
Republican

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

Peter Torosian
Peter E. Torosian  (incumbent)
Republican

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2016 - present); Marine Patrolman, N.H. State Police; Retired Airline Pilot

District 23

Democrat
Brenda Oldak
Brenda Oldak   
Democrat

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

Republican
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

District 24

Democrat
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

Republican
Lou Gargiulo
Lou Gargiulo   
Republican

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

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