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Cornish, Sullivan County, NH

Cornish Elementary School Gymnasium
274 Town House Road
Cornish, NH 03745

Cornish Elementary School Gymnasium
274 Town House Road
Cornish, NH 03745
United States

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Paula Harthan
488 Town House Rd.
Cornish, NH 03745

488 Town House Rd.
Cornish, NH 03745
United States

Mailing Address:
PO Box 183
Cornish, NH 03746

PO Box 183
Cornish, NH 03746
United States

Phone:
675-5207
Fax:
675-5605

2024 Presidential Primaries

Voting Date:

Democrat
Joe Biden (incumbent) 
Democrat

U.S. President (2021 - present); U.S. Vice President (2008 - 2016); Senator, U.S. Senate (1972 - 2008)

In 2021 Joe Biden was the oldest American ever to be sworn in as president, at age 78. From day one of his presidency there was speculation he would step down for a younger Democrat rather than seek reelection. After Democrats outperformed expectations in the midterms, however, Biden supporters gained momentum. In April 2023 Biden announced he would run for reelection as president. He won New Hampshire's Democratic primary despite his name not appearing on the ballot after supporters organized a write-in campaign.

Dean Phillips
Dean Phillips  (dropped out)
Democrat

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2018 - present); co-owner, Penny's Coffee (2016 - present); co-owner, Talenti gelato (2012 - 2014); president and CEO, Phillips Distilling Company (2000 - 2012)

Dean Phillips announced he was challenging president Biden for the Democratic nomination in October 2023. He said, "I think President Biden has done a spectacular job for our country. But it's not about the past. This is an election about the future. I will not sit still I will not be quiet in the face of numbers that are so clearly saying that we're going to be facing an emergency next November." Phillips has served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and is one of the wealthiest members of Congress, thanks to his successful business ventures. Phillips dropped out of the race after Super Tuesday in March 2024.

Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson   
Democrat

Author; political activist; founder, Los Angeles and Manhattan Centers for Living; founder, Project Angel Food; co-founder, The Peace Alliance

Williamson has been described as a self-help author, spiritual advisor, and activist. She criticizes Biden and other Democratic Party leaders for policies that favor wealthy donors over working class voters – including efforts to bump New Hampshire later in the presidential primary calendar. She suspended her campaign in early February, then "un-suspended" her campaign after the Michigan primary on February 27. She acknowledged her slim chances at victory but said, "something so much more important than the horse race is at stake here. And we must respond."

Green Party
Jill Stein
Jill Stein   
Green Party

Candidate, U.S. President (2012, 2016); Candidate, Governor of Massachusetts (2002, 2010); Candidate, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2006); Candidate, Massachusetts House of Representatives (2004); Associate, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1992 - 2006); Instructor of Medicine (1982 - 2006)

Jill Stein ran for president in 2012 and 2016 as a member of the Green Party. On her 2024 campaign website she writes, "I'm running for President to offer a better choice for the people. Let's put a pro-worker, anti-war, climate emergency agenda front and center in this election and on the ballot across the country."

Independent/Other
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.   
Independent/Other

Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (1986 - 2017); founder, Waterkeeper Alliance; founder, Children's Health Defense; anti-vaccine activist; author

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spent most of his career working as an environmental lawyer. In recent years he has dedicated his energy to anti-vaccine campaigns. After starting his campaign as a Democrat, in October 2023 Kennedy announced an independent/third-party run for president.

Cornel West
Cornel West   
Independent/Other

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice, Union Theological Seminary; former University Professor, Harvard University; Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

Cornel West is an intellectual running for president as an independent. The homepage for his presidential campaign website lists three priorities: “dismantling the empire” (huge cutbacks on military spending and activity), “unleashing democracy” (investing in social programs), and “saving the planet” (including the Green New Deal).

Libertarian
Chase Oliver
Chase Oliver   
Libertarian

Candidate, U.S. Senator from Georgia (2020); restaurant business

Chase Oliver gained national attention when his U.S. Senate campaign gave him the opportunity to debate Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock. That race ended with a run-off between Warnock and his Republican challenger, which is one reason why Oliver supports ranked-choice voting. He also has a solution to the student debt crisis: make all current loans interest-free and end all future government-guaranteed loans. He secured the Libertarian Party nomination for president in May 2024.

Republican
Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley  (dropped out)
Republican

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (2017 - 2018); governor, South Carolina (2011 - 2017); representative, South Carolina House of Representatives (2004 - 2010)

Nikki Haley served as governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under president Trump. Her campaign announcement in February 2023 included a clear jab at both Trump and Biden: “America is not past our prime, it’s just that our politicians are past theirs.” Haley dropped out of the race after Super Tuesday in March 2024.

Donald Trump   
Republican

U.S. President (2016 - 2020); Businessman; Television personality; Author; CEO, The Trump Organization; Chairman, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Inc.

Shortly after the 2022 midterm election former president Donald Trump announced his third presidential campaign from Florida. Sticking with his previous campaign catchphrase, he said, “Our country was great. Our country is not great anymore.” He is a formidable campaign fundraiser, but not all Republicans are as enchanted with him as they were in the past. Still, he has emerged as the frontrunner, handily winning the New Hampshire Republican primary. 

2024 NH Gubernatorial Primary

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Democrat
Joyce Craig
Joyce Craig   
Democrat

Mayor of Manchester, NH (2017 - 2022)

Currently the mayor of Manchester, NH, Joyce Craig is the first woman to occupy the office. Now, she has set her sights on the governorship, and officially launched her campaign in July. She has served as Manchester’s mayor since 2018. She is known as a strong fundraiser and defeated well-known incumbent Ted Gatsas, making her a potentially formidable candidate.

Jon Kiper
Jonathan Kiper   
Democrat

Newmarket Town Council; Zoning Board of Adjustment; small business owner

Jon Kiper is a restaurant owner with local government experience. In his campaign announcement video he said, "As a lifelong resident, a single dad, and a small business owner, I understand New Hampshire's economy, and I've got a plan to fight inflation." His website focuses on increasing affordable housing and reworking New Hampshire's education funding system.

Cinde Warmington
Cinde Warmington   
Democrat

Executive Councilor, District 2 (2020 - present); 40 years of health care experience in laboratory medicine, hospital managerial positions, and health care regulatory law

Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington has announced she is running for New Hampshire Governor in 2024. She describes herself as a lifelong health care advocate and served as partner at the Shaheen & Gordon law firm before running for office. As the lone Democrat on the Executive Council, she has gained a reputation for pushing Republican councilors and Gov. Sununu on abortion-related issues.

Independent/Other
Edmond Laplante, Jr.
Edmond J. Laplante, Jr.   
Independent/Other

Automotive technician (40 years); U.S. Marine Corps veteran

Edmond Laplante is a lesser-known candidate for governor. Among other ideas, he would like to impose a surcharge on any foreign country selling products in New Hampshire that receives aid from the federal government.

Libertarian
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Stephen Villee   
Libertarian

Software developer

Stephen Villee is a lesser-known candidate for governor.

Republican
Kelly Ayotte
Kelly Ayotte   
Republican

Former Senator, US Senate (2011 - 2016); NH Attorney General (2004 - 2009)

Former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte served as New Hampshire’s attorney general before her election to the U.S. Senate in 2010. She lost re-election in 2016 in a close race against then-Gov. Maggie Hassan. Ayotte broke with fellow Republicans that year when she chose to disavow Donald Trump. Ayotte announced her campaign for governor at the end of July.

Shaun Fife
Shaun Fife    
Republican

"Agriculture Historical Restoration"

Shaun Fife is a lesser-known candidate for governor. Among other ideas, he would like to replace currency with a token system unique to New Hampshire.

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Robert Wayne McClory   
Republican

Robert Wayne McClory is a lesser-known candidate for governor.

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Richard A. McMenamon II   
Republican

Richard A. McMenamon II is a lesser-known candidate for governor.

Chuck Morse
Chuck Morse   
Republican

Senator, NH Senate (2006 - 2022); President, Freshwater Farms & Garden Center; Former Representative, NH House of Representatives; Former Selectman and Moderator, Town of Salem

Former State Senate President Chuck Morse ran in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in 2022, placing second behind Don Bolduc. Morse has served decades in state office and is well-known within political circles. He arrived at his U.S. Senate campaign announcement riding a skid-steer loader. Morse officially announced his run for governor the same day Sununu announced his retirement.

Frank N. Staples
Frank Negus Staples   
Republican

Addiction recovery and mental health peer support

Frank Negus Staples is a lesser-known candidate for governor. Among other ideas, he proposes replacing DEI policies with "Merit, Excellence, and Intelligence (MEI)."

2024 US House Primary

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District 2

Democrat
Maggie Goodlander
Maggie Goodlander    
Democrat

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (2022 - present); Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law (2019 - 2021); Law Clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer (2017 - 2018); Law Clerk to Chief Judge Merrick Garland (2016 - 2017); Senior Advisor to Senator John McCain (2013); Speechwriter & Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Joseph Lieberman (2009 - 2012)

Maggie Goodlander is an attorney with extensive federal government experience, from working as a speech writer for the late Sen. Joe Lieberman to serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice. She is also married to Jake Sullivan, President Biden's National Security Advisor. Until recently Goodlander lived in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, but that does not bar her from running in the 2nd District.

Colin Van Ostern
Colin Van Ostern   
Democrat

Van Ostern submitted the following background: "Colin is a New Hampshire dad, a business leader who has helped some of New Hampshire’s most innovative companies grow, and a former two-term state Executive Councilor, where he twice led the successful fight to restore Planned Parenthood funding in NH and was named the state’s Champion for Choice for this work. He stood up for workers and consumers against powerful interests to help bring an end to the Fairpoint labor strike, he is a leader in the fight for voting rights, and he successfully helped bring the Affordable Care Act to New Hampshire and extend Medicaid to cover over 50,000 NH families, with no state sales or income tax. 

"In the private sector, Colin has worked as a business manager and executive at some of NH’s most innovative companies – including Stonyfield Yogurt, technology investor Alumni Ventures, and Southern New Hampshire University, where he helped launch a new, nonprofit online college that slashed higher ed costs and enabled thousands of working adults to earn a college degree, over 70% with absolutely zero student debt."

Colin Van Ostern is a former executive councilor and candidate for governor. He was the first Democrat to jump into the District 2 race after Rep. Kuster said she would not seek reelection. In his campaign announcement Van Ostern emphasized the threats to democracy, called for a national law protecting reproductive rights, and promised to "always look for common ground."

Independent/Other
Sterling Sykes
Sterling Thomas Sykes    
Independent/Other

Sterling Thomas Sykes is a lesser-known candidate for Congress.

Republican
Tom Alciere    
Republican

Webmaster; candidate, U.S. Representative (2018); candidate, U.S. Senate (2010, 2004, 2016); representative, NH House of Representatives (2000 - 2001)

Tom Alciere is a self-described "orthodox libertarian extremist" who has run more than once for Congress. He definitely breaks from most Republicans on Trump - he writes on his website, "I do not support Trump. I never did. I never will. Trump is a total jackass, wholly unfit for public office."

Gerard Beloin    
Republican

Owner of Bluestone Inc. since 1984

Gerard Beloin is a lesser-known candidate for Congress.

Michael Anthony Callis    
Republican

Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives (2006, 2016, 2018); Candidate, NH House of Representatives (2012, 2014); candidate, U.S. President (2004); Sole Proprietor, Stone Works (1972 - present); independent scholar of NH history

Michael Callis is a lesser-known candidate for Congress.

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Randall Clark    
Republican

Randall Clark is a lesser-known candidate for Congress.

Casey Crane
Casey Crane    
Republican

Former representative, NH House of Representatives; communications

Casey Crane is a former state representative with a history of community involvement. She rejects "political opportunism" and her website states, "Casey believes it’s important to learn and respect work on the local and state levels and how they interact with the federal level to be able to help your constituents navigate bureaucracy and ensure our communities are getting what they need."

Robert D'Arcy    
Republican

Author; artist; teacher; postal service employee

Robert D'Arcy is a lesser-known candidate for Congress.

Bill Hamlen
Bill Hamlen    
Republican

Commodity trading; property management, Leeward Holdings llc (2015 - present)

Bill Hamlen built a career in commodity trading and describes himself as an expert in the energy industry. In his campaign announcement he said, "From fighting Biden's inflation to securing our borders — I'm a commonsense conservative who will take our New Hampshire values to Washington."

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William Harvey    
Republican

William Harvey is a lesser-known candidate for Congress.

Vikram Mansharamani
Vikram Mansharamani    
Republican

Founder & President, Kelan Advisors, LLC (2012 - present); lecturer, Harvard University (2017 - present); Board Member, Werner Enterprises (2021 - present); Board Member, Africa Opportunity Fund (2014 - 2019); lecturer, Yale University (2009 - 2017)

Vikram Mansharamani is an economist and author who ran in New Hampshire's 2022 U.S. Senate primary. His recent works include Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence and Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst. Mansharamani brings a unique, more moderate perspective to politics, which could help him win over voters who supported Democrat Rep. Annie Kuster - but those qualities also might make it difficult to win far-right voters in a Republican primary. Mansharamani announced his campaign in April 2024.

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Jay Mercer    
Republican

Physician’s Assistant; candidate, U.S. House of Representatives (2016, 2018)

Jay Mercer is a lesser-known candidate for Congress.

Jason Daniel Riddle
Jason Riddle    
Republican

Jason Daniel Riddle is a lesser-known candidate for Congress.

Lily Tang Williams
Lily Tang Williams    
Republican
Co-chair of the New Hampshire Asian American Coalition; Supervisor of the Checklist, Town of Weare; entrepreneur

Lily Tang Williams came in third in the 2022 Republican primary in District 2. A year later she announced she would run again in 2024. Williams is a native of China and a fierce critic of the Chinese Communist Party. In her campaign announcement she said, "I fear that the country I love is becoming like the country I left. That is why I am running for Congress."

Paul Wagner
Paul M. Wagner    
Republican

Appliance repair, single member LLC

Paul Wagner is a small business owner who moved to New Hampshire after completing his college education in California. On his website he writes, "at the age of 38 years old I find myself in a world where my liberty, freedom and general happiness are being threatened by domestic adversaries. ... I feel a call to action, to do whatever is within my ability to prevent these radicals from destroying the country I love."

2024 NH Executive Council Primary

Voting Date:

District 2

Democrat
Karen Liot Hill
Karen Liot Hill   
Democrat

Lebanon City Councilor and Former Mayor; Grafton County Treasurer

Mike Liberty
Michael Liberty   
Democrat

Co-founder, Signifyd

Republican
Mary Rose Deak
Mary Rose Deak   
Republican
Kim Strathdee   
Republican

Waterville Valley Resort

2024 NH Senate Primary

Voting Date:

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; paramedic

Republican
John McIntyre
John J. McIntyre   
Republican

Physician; business owner; skilled labor

2024 NH House Primary

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Sullivan County District 2

Democrat
William Palmer
William Palmer (incumbent) 
Democrat

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2022 - present); Physician internal medicine (35 years); Cornish School Board (8 years); Saint Gaudens Memorial Trustee

Republican
Virginia Drye   
Republican

Intern to Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney; Clerk for the Plainfield Village Water District

Sullivan County District 7 (Floterial)

Democrat
Jenny Ramsey
Jenny Ramsey   (write-in)
Democrat

"Stay at home mom and Plainfield School Board Chair"

Republican
Margaret M. Drye (incumbent) 
Republican

Emergency Medical Technician (1979 - present); CPR Instructor; Cemetery Trustee, Plainfield; home educator

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