The Somersworth 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?

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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.

Gerri Cannon
A resident of NH for over 40 years, Gerri Cannon currently lives in Somersworth. Gerri, a parent and grandparent with business degrees from Hesser College and Southern NH University, has worked various jobs as she adapted to our changing economy. She has also worked with many non-profit groups over the years,  granting wishes to chronically ill NH children, helping families of LGBT youth, fighting for human rights in Concord and volunteering for the UCC Church. Gerri currently serves on the Budget and Negotiations Committee of the Somersworth School Board and helped write the current NH Democratic platform. She looks forward to representing her constituents.

Wendy Chase
Wendy Chase a New Hampshire native five generations strong. She is a first-time candidate running for New Hampshire State Representative of District 18, representing Rollinsford and Somersworth. A Rollinsford resident & Rollinsford small business owner, Chase was named GBCC Business Leader of the Year in 2017. Wendy is a graduate of the NH Leadership Series – Institute on Disabilities. She is a strong advocate for others who fear their voice is not being heard.
Learn more on Wendy’s Facebook page »

Cecila Rich
Cecilia Rich is a married mother of two. She has worked both as a writer and a publisher and currently partners with her husband at his small business, providing handcrafted, custom drumsticks to musicians all over the world. As a 27-year survivor of multiple sclerosis, Cecilia is grateful for the assistance she has received to help her deal with her disabilities, and she uses this experience to widen the path for others as a peer counselor. Cecilia looks forward to serving the residents of Rollinsford and Somersworth and vows to take local interests to heart when she is elected to the State House.

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.

WARD 2 SOMERSWORTH

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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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.

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.

Gerri Cannon
A resident of NH for over 40 years, Gerri Cannon currently lives in Somersworth. Gerri, a parent and grandparent with business degrees from Hesser College and Southern NH University, has worked various jobs as she adapted to our changing economy. She has also worked with many non-profit groups over the years,  granting wishes to chronically ill NH children, helping families of LGBT youth, fighting for human rights in Concord and volunteering for the UCC Church. Gerri currently serves on the Budget and Negotiations Committee of the Somersworth School Board and helped write the current NH Democratic platform. She looks forward to representing her constituents.

Wendy Chase
Wendy Chase a New Hampshire native five generations strong. She is a first-time candidate running for New Hampshire State Representative of District 18, representing Rollinsford and Somersworth. A Rollinsford resident & Rollinsford small business owner, Chase was named GBCC Business Leader of the Year in 2017. Wendy is a graduate of the NH Leadership Series – Institute on Disabilities. She is a strong advocate for others who fear their voice is not being heard.
Learn more on Wendy’s Facebook page »

Cecila Rich
Cecilia Rich is a married mother of two. She has worked both as a writer and a publisher and currently partners with her husband at his small business, providing handcrafted, custom drumsticks to musicians all over the world. As a 27-year survivor of multiple sclerosis, Cecilia is grateful for the assistance she has received to help her deal with her disabilities, and she uses this experience to widen the path for others as a peer counselor. Cecilia looks forward to serving the residents of Rollinsford and Somersworth and vows to take local interests to heart when she is elected to the State House.

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.

Gerri Cannon
A resident of NH for over 40 years, Gerri Cannon currently lives in Somersworth. Gerri, a parent and grandparent with business degrees from Hesser College and Southern NH University, has worked various jobs as she adapted to our changing economy. She has also worked with many non-profit groups over the years,  granting wishes to chronically ill NH children, helping families of LGBT youth, fighting for human rights in Concord and volunteering for the UCC Church. Gerri currently serves on the Budget and Negotiations Committee of the Somersworth School Board and helped write the current NH Democratic platform. She looks forward to representing her constituents.

Wendy Chase
Wendy Chase a New Hampshire native five generations strong. She is a first-time candidate running for New Hampshire State Representative of District 18, representing Rollinsford and Somersworth. A Rollinsford resident & Rollinsford small business owner, Chase was named GBCC Business Leader of the Year in 2017. Wendy is a graduate of the NH Leadership Series – Institute on Disabilities. She is a strong advocate for others who fear their voice is not being heard.
Learn more on Wendy’s Facebook page »

Cecila Rich
Cecilia Rich is a married mother of two. She has worked both as a writer and a publisher and currently partners with her husband at his small business, providing handcrafted, custom drumsticks to musicians all over the world. As a 27-year survivor of multiple sclerosis, Cecilia is grateful for the assistance she has received to help her deal with her disabilities, and she uses this experience to widen the path for others as a peer counselor. Cecilia looks forward to serving the residents of Rollinsford and Somersworth and vows to take local interests to heart when she is elected to the State House.

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.

Gerri Cannon
A resident of NH for over 40 years, Gerri Cannon currently lives in Somersworth. Gerri, a parent and grandparent with business degrees from Hesser College and Southern NH University, has worked various jobs as she adapted to our changing economy. She has also worked with many non-profit groups over the years,  granting wishes to chronically ill NH children, helping families of LGBT youth, fighting for human rights in Concord and volunteering for the UCC Church. Gerri currently serves on the Budget and Negotiations Committee of the Somersworth School Board and helped write the current NH Democratic platform. She looks forward to representing her constituents.

Wendy Chase
Wendy Chase a New Hampshire native five generations strong. She is a first-time candidate running for New Hampshire State Representative of District 18, representing Rollinsford and Somersworth. A Rollinsford resident & Rollinsford small business owner, Chase was named GBCC Business Leader of the Year in 2017. Wendy is a graduate of the NH Leadership Series – Institute on Disabilities. She is a strong advocate for others who fear their voice is not being heard.
Learn more on Wendy’s Facebook page »

Cecila Rich
Cecilia Rich is a married mother of two. She has worked both as a writer and a publisher and currently partners with her husband at his small business, providing handcrafted, custom drumsticks to musicians all over the world. As a 27-year survivor of multiple sclerosis, Cecilia is grateful for the assistance she has received to help her deal with her disabilities, and she uses this experience to widen the path for others as a peer counselor. Cecilia looks forward to serving the residents of Rollinsford and Somersworth and vows to take local interests to heart when she is elected to the State House.

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.