The Dover Ballot

State Candidates

Governor: Molly Kelly
US Representative: Chris Pappas

County Candidates

Sheriff:  Dave Dubois
County Attorney:  Tom Velardi
Treasurer: Pamela J. Arnold
Register of Deeds:  Catherine Berube
Register of Probate: Cynthia Page Sweeney
County Commissioners: Deanna Rollo, George Maglaras, and Bob Watson

Where do I vote?

NH Find your polling place
The State of New Hampshire has a simple search tool to help you find your polling place. All you need is your address.
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NH Executive Council

volinskyAndru Volinsky
Andru Volinsky is a New Hampshire lawyer and public advocate. Over the years, he has used his skills and success to advocate for citizens of all ages and from all walks of life. Andru has won several awards for his ability to create positive change, including Concord Monitor’s “One Hundred People Who Shaped the New Hampshire Century” and NHPR’s “25 Most Influential People in the last 25 Years.” He is uniquely qualified for the Executive Councilor position.
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NH Senate

wattersDavid Watters
David was chair of the Strafford County Democratic Committee prior to his election as a State Representative in 2008. As a State Rep, David fought for education funding, economic growth, environmental issues, and marriage equality. When he was re-elected in 2010, he worked to balance the state budget with no new taxes while preserving essential services. When he was elected State Senator in 2012, David vowed to restore civility to Concord. Watters established himself as a pragmatic leader willing to work across party lines to bring people together.
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NH House of Representatives

Select your Ward to see your NH House of Rep candidates. To find out what ward you live in, you can either view the Dover/Somersworth voting map or type in your address at the NH Voter Lookup site. This search will tell you what ward you’re in and where to vote on election day.

WARD 1 DOVER

Casey Conley
Casey is seeking re-election on his platform of supporting working families.  He focuses on many of the foundation issues that concern all working families, including: raising the minimum wage, paid family leave, reducing the cost of higher education, protecting reproductive rights, and lowering property taxes. You can view Casey’s voting record on the DoverDems website. 
Learn more about Casey on the DoverDems website »

schmidtPeter Schmidt
Peter Schmidt is a retired European-language professional, having taught German and French at various institutions and working as a translator and interpreter in the business world. He is currently serving his seventh term in the NH House of Representatives and his fourth term as Chairman of the Strafford County delegation. He was previously a member of the Dover City Council where he chaired the building committee for Dover Public Works facility and the COAST bus system. Peter’s interests include environmental protection, the arts, and civic development.
Learn more about Peter on the DoverDems website »

WARD 2 DOVER

Kristina Fargo
I believe in the power of education, the integrity of hard work, and the possibility to make a better life for our children. Inspired by so many women across the country, I will advocate for women’s rights. Rights to choose, rights to equal opportunity and pay, and rights to speak out. I have lived in Dover for 30 years, owning a home, raising two children, and working for Liberty Mutual until my retirement. If elected, I will go to Concord and work hard every day to represent the citizens of Dover. I am asking for your vote on Election Day in November.
Learn more about Kristina on the DoverDems website »

schmidtPeter Schmidt
Peter Schmidt is a retired European-language professional, having taught German and French at various institutions and working as a translator and interpreter in the business world. He is currently serving his seventh term in the NH House of Representatives and his fourth term as Chairman of the Strafford County delegation. He was previously a member of the Dover City Council where he chaired the building committee for Dover Public Works facility and the COAST bus system. Peter’s interests include environmental protection, the arts, and civic development.
Learn more about Peter on the DoverDems website »

WARD 3 DOVER

Linn Opderbecke
Linn Opderbecke undetstands that it is essential that we being respect, dignity, and compromise back to NH government in order for our state to thrive. Key issues include the opioid epidemic, education excellence, environmental protection, and the importance of increasing state revenue without having the burden fall on middle class homeowners. 
Learn more about Linn at the DoverDem’s website »

 

Tom SouthworthThomas Southworth
Tom is running for his third term as a state representative for Dover Wards 3 and 4 (Strafford District 20). He serves on the Ways and Means Committee that reviews bills related to state revenue. He has education degrees from three New Hampshire colleges: Dartmouth (BA), Keene State (MEd) and UNH (CAGS). He worked in education for 43 years as a reading teacher, school counselor, and administrator. Tom enjoys community service and is currently a selectman for Ward 4 in Dover. He has been a board member of the non-profit Dover Children’s Center for many years. Recently, he was on the Future Visions Committee to plan for the needs of the newly built Dover High School.
Learn more about Tom on the DoverDems website »

WARD 4 DOVER

Sherry FrostSherry Frost
Sherry Frost is an extremely thoughtful candidate. She believes in equal rights for everyone, no exceptions; she fully supports issues like paid family leave, common sense gun policies for public safety, accessible healthcare; and she will work for smart, long-term solutions to the opioid epidemic we are facing as a state.
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View Sherry’s page on the DoverDem website »

Tom SouthworthThomas Southworth
Tom is running for his third term as a state representative for Dover Wards 3 and 4 (Strafford District 20). He serves on the Ways and Means Committee that reviews bills related to state revenue. He has education degrees from three New Hampshire colleges: Dartmouth (BA), Keene State (MEd) and UNH (CAGS). He worked in education for 43 years as a reading teacher, school counselor, and administrator. Tom enjoys community service and is currently a selectman for Ward 4 in Dover. He has been a board member of the non-profit Dover Children’s Center for many years. Recently, he was on the Future Visions Committee to plan for the needs of the newly built Dover High School.
Learn more about Tom on the DoverDems website »

WARD 5 DOVER

Peter BixbyPeter Bixby
Peter is running for this third term in the NH House of Representatives. With a B.A. from Yale and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, Peter has worked for years as a teacher and editor. He is currently a stay-at-home dad with his two children while his wife teaches at UNH in Durham.

Bixby has a great deal of experience and insight as a state representative, and he maintains a thorough and informative website and Facebook page where you can learn more.
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Learn more about Peter on his website »
Learn more about Peter on the DoverDems website »

Susan TeleavenSusan Treleaven 
Susan Treleaven is running for her second term in the NH House of Representatives. Treleaven grew up in Northeast Ohio and moved to the Seacoast area with her family in her teens. A graduate of ORHS and UNH, she has been a resident of the Seacoast area for over 30 years, the majority as a resident of Dover where she currently resides. Experience as a preschool / kindergarten teacher and a director of an infant center, along with her current profession as a real estate broker has given her the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people. Always interested in politics and a life long democrat, Treleaven stepped in to run for her first term. Her service on the Municipal and County Government Committee allowed her to better understand how our NH Government works and to make contributions to serve the local communities.
Learn more about Susan on the DoverDems website »

Kenneth S. Vincent

Ken Vincent is a Somersworth resident who retired after 33 years with the fire service and is a small business owner. Currently, Ken represents the voters of District 17 and sits on the NH House Science, Technology and Energy Committee. His long term goal is to drive down the energy costs here in New Hampshire. Representative Vincent looks forward to continuing to serve the residents of Wards 5 and 6 in Dover and Ward 2 in Somersworth.

Catt SandlerCatt Sandler
Catt Sandler is a uniquely qualified candidate in our state. She is a veteran, a former police officer (working her way up from patrolman to Superintendent of Police), a former lawyer (specializing in family law), and a Director or Labor Relations on the corporate level. Catt has first-hand experience with many issues that are so important to our state – veteran’s issues including PTSD and handicap accessibility, family issues including financial alternatives to bankruptcy, equipping our police with the information and support they need to deal with the opioid crisis, and more.
Read Catt’s full bio »
Learn more about Catt on the DoverDems website »

WARD 5 DOVER

Peter BixbyPeter Bixby
Peter is running for this third term in the NH House of Representatives. With a B.A. from Yale and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, Peter has worked for years as a teacher and editor. He is currently a stay-at-home dad with his two children while his wife teaches at UNH in Durham.

Bixby has a great deal of experience and insight as a state representative, and he maintains a thorough and informative website and Facebook page where you can learn more.
Follow Peter’s campaign on Facebook »
Learn more about Peter on his website »
Learn more about Peter on the DoverDems website »

Susan TeleavenSusan Treleaven 
Susan Treleaven is running for her second term in the NH House of Representatives. Treleaven grew up in Northeast Ohio and moved to the Seacoast area with her family in her teens. A graduate of ORHS and UNH, she has been a resident of the Seacoast area for over 30 years, the majority as a resident of Dover where she currently resides. Experience as a preschool / kindergarten teacher and a director of an infant center, along with her current profession as a real estate broker has given her the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people. Always interested in politics and a life long democrat, Treleaven stepped in to run for her first term. Her service on the Municipal and County Government Committee allowed her to better understand how our NH Government works and to make contributions to serve the local communities.
Learn more about Susan on the DoverDems website »

Kenneth S. Vincent

Ken Vincent is a Somersworth resident who retired after 33 years with the fire service and is a small business owner. Currently, Ken represents the voters of District 17 and sits on the NH House Science, Technology and Energy Committee. His long term goal is to drive down the energy costs here in New Hampshire. Representative Vincent looks forward to continuing to serve the residents of Wards 5 and 6 in Dover and Ward 2 in Somersworth.

Catt SandlerCatt Sandler
Catt Sandler is a uniquely qualified candidate in our state. She is a veteran, a former police officer (working her way up from patrolman to Superintendent of Police), a former lawyer (specializing in family law), and a Director or Labor Relations on the corporate level. Catt has first-hand experience with many issues that are so important to our state – veteran’s issues including PTSD and handicap accessibility, family issues including financial alternatives to bankruptcy, equipping our police with the information and support they need to deal with the opioid crisis, and more.
Read Catt’s full bio »
Learn more about Catt on the DoverDems website »