Candidate Corner

Pledge Signers and Other Cornerstone Heroes of the Family

Frank Edelblut for Hillsborough 38 (Antrim, Bennington, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Hillsborough, Lyndeborough, Wilton & Windsor)

October 18, 2012

Frank Edelblut, a hopeful freshman legislator and Families First Pledge signer, is running for one of two available seats representing Hillsborough 38 (Antrim, Bennington, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Hillsborough, Lyndeborough, Wilton & Windsor), a tougher district for a Republican. Edelblut, a certified public accountant and entrepreneur who has launched technology companies and a wine company, has lived in New […]

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Rep. Joe Duarte for Rockingham 2 (Candia, Deerfield & Nottingham)

October 18, 2012

Rep. Joe Duarte, who served as clerk of the Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee during the past session and voted with Cornerstone 90 percent of the time, is running for one of three available seats representing Rockingham 2 (Candia, Deerfield & Nottingham), where he is in a fairly stable position. Rep. Duarte, a Families First Pledge signer, passed a bill […]

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Rep. Jason Antosz for Rockingham 9 (Epping)

October 18, 2012

Rep. Jason Antosz, who sat on the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee in the past session and voted with Cornerstone 97 percent of the time, is running for one of two available seats representing Rockingham 9 (Epping), where the results could swing to either party. Rep. Antosz, a Families First Pledge signer, said he was most pleased by the Legislature’s balanced […]

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Rep. Tim Comerford for Rockingham 33 (Brentwood, Danville & Fremont)

October 11, 2012

Rep. Tim Comerford, who was vice chairman of the Legislative Administration Committee in the past session and voted with Cornerstone 95 percent of the time, is running for one available seat representing Rockingham 33 (Brentwood, Danville, Fremont), a strong Republican district. In an effort to extend competition to education and increase educational choices in New Hampshire, Rep. Comerford sponsored HB […]

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Jane Cormier for Representative in Belknap 8 (Alton, Barnstead & Gilmanton)

October 11, 2012

Jane Cormier, a principled conservative mother and Families First Pledge signer who wants to do her part to continue New Hampshire’s return to common sense in government, is running for state representative in the one-seat district of Belknap 8 (Alton, Barnstead & Gilmanton), a heavily Republican area. Cormier said she is running for a seat in the […]

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Rep. Charles Sova for Grafton 16 (Canaan, Dorchester, Ellsworth, Groton, Orange, Rumney, Thornton & Wentworth)

October 11, 2012

Rep. Charles Sova, a Hero of the Family who voted with Cornerstone 100 percent of the time, is running in the one-seat district of Grafton 16 (Canaan, Dorchester, Ellsworth, Groton, Orange, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth), where he might need some help to get him past Election Day. Rep. Sova said he took pride in his near perfect attendance […]

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Rep. Colette Worsman for Belknap 2 (Gilford & Meredith)

October 11, 2012

Rep. Colette Worsman, a Families First Pledge signer and Hero of the Family who voted with Cornerstone 100 percent of the time, is running in the four-seat Republican district of Belknap 2 (Gilford & Meredith) along with Kevin Leandro, another Cornerstone supported candidate. Rep. Worsman said she was proudest of her votes to protect parents’ rights to be involved in their […]

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Kevin Leandro for Representative in Belknap 2 (Gilford & Meredith)

October 11, 2012

Kevin Leandro, a Families First Pledge signer, is running for state representative in the four-seat district of Belknap 2 (Gilford & Meredith) along with Rep. Colette Worsman, who is running for re-election. Within his community, Leandro served as a member of the Gilford Budget Committee and took on the “big spenders” in his town, he said. As the owner […]

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Ovide Lamontagne for N.H. Governor

October 5, 2012

The difference between the two gubernatorial candidates in New Hampshire could not be more stark, and it is with conviction that Cornerstone is featuring Families First Pledge signer Ovide Lamontagne, a Manchester businessman and charitable leader, as the clear choice for N.H. governor. While his opponent wants to raise taxes on New Hampshire families and make them […]

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Michael Tierney for District 2 Executive Councilor

October 5, 2012

Families First Pledge signer Michael J. Tierney is in a tough Executive Council district, but with your help he can win the District 2 seat, which includes the communities of Dover, Rochester, Franklin, Concord and Keene. His opponent for the seat has a history of supporting both a sales and income tax to enable additional government spending. “New Hampshire families do not need […]

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Robert Burns for District 4 Executive Councilor

October 5, 2012

Robert Burns is facing a re-match of sorts in his race for the District 4 Executive Council seat, because his opponent is the same person he defeated to win his current Hillsborough County Treasurer position. The stakes are higher this time since Burns, a Families First Pledge signer, is a strong conservative who intends to use the […]

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David Wheeler for District 5 Executive Councilor

October 5, 2012

Executive Councilor David Wheeler, an incumbent Families First Pledge signer who has more than lived up to his promise already, is running for a well-deserved re-election in Executive Council District 5. Councilor Wheeler, the most conservative member of the Executive Council, led the fight to defund Planned Parenthood in the just-finished biennium. Councilor Wheeler was able to help […]

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Phyllis Woods for District 4 State Senator

October 5, 2012

Phyllis Woods of Dover, a Families First Pledge signer and former state representative and national committeewoman for the GOP, is running for the District 4 seat in the State Senate, which includes the communities of Dover, Barrington, Somersworth and Rollinsford. Upon election, Woods said she would like to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Health and Human […]

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Joshua Youssef for District 7 State Senator

October 5, 2012

Joshua Youssef, a Families First Pledge signer, entrepreneur and longtime advocate for parental rights, is running in a tough match for the State Senate seat in District 7, which includes the communities of Belmont, Gilford, Laconia, Andover, Boscawen, Canterbury, Franklin, Northfield, Salisbury and Webster. Youssef, who won a tough primary battle with only $3,200 thanks to the “steadfast and unrelenting support […]

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Sen. Andy Sanborn for District 9 State Senator

October 5, 2012

Sen. Andy Sanborn, an incumbent Families First Pledge signer running for the District 9 seat in the State Senate, stands for traditional New Hampshire values, limited government and free markets. Upon re-election, Sen. Sanborn would represent the communities of Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Jaffrey, Richmond, Troy, Bedford, Greenfield, Hancock, Lyndeborough, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Peterborough, Sharon and Temple. Sen. Sanborn is a fourth generation […]

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Rep. Spec Bowers for Sullivan 2 (Croydon, Sunapee)

September 28, 2012

Rep. Spec Bowers, who is a Republican running for the one seat in heavily Republican-leaning Sullivan 2 (Croydon and Sunapee), voted with Cornerstone 100 percent of the time during his past two years of service in the Legislature. Rep. Bowers, who served on the  Executive Departments and Administration committee, the  Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules and the special […]

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Rep. Jeffrey Oligny for Rockingham 34 (Atkinson, Hampstead, Kingston & Plaistow)

September 28, 2012

Rep. Jeffrey Oligny, who is a Republican running for the one seat in heavily Republican-leaning Rockingham 34 (Atkinson, Hampstead, Kingston & Plaistow), voted with Cornerstone 96 percent of the time during his past two years of service in the Legislature. The Cornerstone Families First Pledge signer said he is proudest of being able to identify the root cause of […]

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Rep. Susan Delemus for Strafford 11 (Rochester Ward 4)

September 27, 2012

Rep. Susan Delemus, who is a Republican running for the one seat in Republican-leaning Strafford 11 (Rochester Ward 4), voted with Cornerstone 97 percent of the time during her past two years of service in the Legislature. The Cornerstone Families First Pledge signer said she was proudest helping to pass SB 289, which requires voters to present a photo ID […]

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Rep. Warren Groen for Strafford 10 (Rochester Ward 3)

September 27, 2012

Rep. Warren Groen, a perfect-scoring Cornerstone lawmaker from Rochester Ward 3 (Strafford 10), is vying for the district’s single seat so that he can continue to fight for New Hampshire families in the House and as part of the  Committee on Environment and Agriculture. Rep. Groen said his goal in the Legislature, as always, remains “to kill […]

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Rep. Bill O’Connor for Strafford 4 (Barrington)

September 27, 2012

Rep. Bill O’Connor, who is a Republican running for one of two seats in Democratic-leaning Barrington (Strafford 4), voted with Cornerstone 100 percent of the time during his past two years of service in the Legislature. While the one bill Rep. O’Connor co-sponsored (HB 125) to reduce regulations for New Hampshire’s firearm manufacturing industry didn’t make it, […]

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Rep. Joshua Davenport for Rockingham 17 (Newfields, Newmarket)

September 27, 2012

Rep. Joshua Davenport, who is a Republican running for one of three seats in Democratic-leaning Newfields and Newmarket (Rockingham 17), voted with Cornerstone 97 percent of the time during his past two years of service in the Legislature. Rep. Davenport served on the  Science, Technology and Energy and the  Constitutional Review and Statutory Recodification committees during the past session, […]

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Rep. Dan Itse for Rockingham 10 (Fremont)

September 21, 2012

Rep. Dan Itse, who earned a perfect Cornerstone score for the past session, is New Hampshire’s godfather of the Constitution and a leader for the natural rights of families, justice and fundamental freedoms, such as religious liberty and parental rights. He faces a Democrat to win back the N.H. House seat for Fremont. During the past session, Rep. […]

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Rep. Paul Ingbretson for House Grafton 15 (Bath, Benton, Easton, Haverhill, Landaff, Orford, Piermont, Warren)

September 21, 2012

Rep. Paul Ingbretson, who scored 100 percent on Cornerstone’s scorecard, faces a Democrat in his bid to keep fighting for the rights of citizens who were harmed by their government. Along with Rep. Dan Itse of Fremont, Rep. Ingbretson was instrumental in the formation of the Redress of Grievances Committee, which is beginning to shepherd New Hampshire’s government back […]

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Rep. Paul Mirski for House Grafton 10 (Enfield)

September 21, 2012

As he faces an up-hill battle in his bid for re-election in Enfield, there is nothing that tells the story better of Rep. Mirski’s humility and respect for the constitutional process than his involvement as chairman of the Special Committee on Redistricting. “I suppose I could have created a district I could have easily won in, […]

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Rep. Gregory Sorg for Grafton 3 (Bath, Benton, Easton, Landaff, Orford, Piermont, Warren)

September 21, 2012

Rep. Gregory Sorg voted with Cornerstone 97 percent of the time, served as vice chairman of the House Judiciary and Constitutional Review committees and sat in for several petitions as a member of the Redress of Grievances committee. He faces a Democrat in a one-seat race for state representative in Grafton 3 (Bath, Benton, Easton, Landaff, Orford, Piermont, Warren). Rep. Sorg said he […]

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Kurt Wuelper for House Stafford 3 (New Durham and Strafford)

September 21, 2012

Kurt Wuelper, a non-incumbent candidate and Families First Pledge signer running to serve in the House of Representatives, is vying for one of two seats in Strafford 3 (New Durham and Strafford), where he will need your help to bring his pro-life, pro-family agenda to the State House. For the past three or four years, Wuelper has […]

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Susan Olsen for Merrimack 7 (Warner & Webster)

September 21, 2012

Susan Olsen, a non-incumbent candidate and Families First Pledge signer, is vying for one seat in the House of Representatives from Merrimack 7 (Warner & Webster), a difficult area for conservative candidates. As the state coordinator for N.H. Smart Girl Politics, a conservative women’s organization, Olsen was heavily involved in helping to pass SB 372, a bill that established […]

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House Speaker William O’Brien for Hillsborough 5 (Mont Vernon, New Boston) and All of New Hampshire

September 7, 2012

Saying House Speaker William O’Brien is a Hero of the Family is an understatement, for in his leadership position, Speaker O’Brien initiated, supported or enabled most of the families-first bills that passed into law during the 2011-2012 legislative session. The Speaker faces a primary with three people running for two positions in Hillsborough 5 (Mont Vernon and New Boston), […]

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Pre-Primary Families First Pledge Signers for the 2013-2014 Session

September 7, 2012

The following candidates have signed Cornerstone’s Families First Pledge as of today, which means they have promised to work to advance citizens’ rights of conscience and religion, protect innocent human life, defend the natural family and traditional marriage, restore the natural rights of parents to raise, educate and care for their own children, and enact free market […]

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Rep. Stephen Palmer for Milford (Hillsborough 23)

September 7, 2012

Rep. Stephen Palmer, a Families First Pledge signer, served as co-chair of the House Republican Alliance during the past term. The HRA is the conservative conscience of the House, which distributes the weekly “pink sheet” to support or oppose bills as they relate to the N.H. Republican Party Platform. The organization articulated constitutional and platform-based arguments for many pro-family positions […]

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