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Pledge Signers and Other Cornerstone Heroes of the Family

Rep. Larry Gagne for Hillsborough 13 (Manchester Ward 6)

Rep. Larry Gagne, who voted with Cornerstone 97 percent of the time, served as vice chairman of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, which lived up to its name this past term by ensuring law-abiding citizens could protect their families from those who would do them harm wherever they have a right to be (SB 88). Cornerstone is …

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Rep. Will Infantine for Hillsborough 13 (Manchester Ward 6)

Rep. Will Infantine, who voted with Cornerstone 88 percent of the time, served as the vice chairman of the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee, which worked on the Right to Work bill (HB 474) and other important job-creating efforts throughout the past session. Cornerstone is supporting Rep. Infantine for re-election in Manchester Ward 6 …

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Tim Prescott for Hillsborough 43 (Manchester Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6 & Ward 7)

Tim Prescott, who won a write-in campaign on the Republican ballot, is now one of the three people Cornerstone is supporting for Hillsborough 43, which includes Manchester Wards 4, 5, 6 & 7. Cornerstone is also supporting Rep. Kathy Souza and Roy Shoults within the district. As a Families First Pledge signer, Prescott has said he will work in …

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Shawn Sweeney for Hillsborough 23 (Milford)

Shawn Sweeney, a Families First Pledge signer who has real world leadership experience in business, law and government, is running for one of four available seats representing Hillsborough 23 (Milford) in the State Legislature. Upon election, Sweeney said he intends to focus on strengthening the state’s economy, attracting high-quality jobs and enhancing citizens’ standard of living. “We need …

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Rep. Robert F. Willette for Hillsborough 23 (Milford)

Rep. Robert F. Willette, a Families First Pledge signer who voted with Cornerstone 92 percent of the time, served as vice chairman of the House Redress of Grievances Committee during the past term. He is now seeking re-election in Hillsborough 23 (Milford), which has four seats in the N.H. House. The Redress of Grievances Committee, which is beginning to shepherd New Hampshire’s …

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Andrew Seale for Hillsborough 23 (Milford)

Andrew Seale, a Families First Pledge signer and Eagle Scout, is running for one of four available seats representing Hillsborough 23 (Milford) in the State Legislature. Seale said he believes in limited government, individual liberty, traditional family values, the sanctity of human life, and the state and federal constitutions. He said he is concerned about excessive regulation that …

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Rep. Carol McGuire for Merrimack 29 (Allenstown, Epsom, Pittsfield)

As Chairman of the House Executive Departments and Administration Committee and an active member of the committee that oversees administrative rules, Rep. Carol McGuire was instrumental in several efforts to downsize government and increase government efficiencies and accountability. At the same time, Rep. McGuire was able to earn a 95 percent score on Cornerstone’s scorecard—something uncommon for …

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Rep. Jim Parison for Hillsborough 25 (New Ipswich, Sharon & Temple)

Rep. Jim Parison, a Families First Pledge signer who voted with Cornerstone 97 percent of the time, is running for one of two seats in Hillsborough 25 (New Ipswich, Sharon & Temple). The research scientist, inventor and engineering manager by trade served on the Science, Technology and Energy Committee during his freshman term. As a part of …

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Rep. Kathy Souza and Roy Shoults for Hillsborough 43 (Manchester Wards 4-7)

Rep. Kathy Souza, a Families First Pledge signer who voted with Cornerstone 100 percent of the time, is running alongside Roy Shoults for one of three seats in Hillsborough 43 (Manchester Wards 4-7). Cornerstone is also supporting Tim Prescott for a state rep. seat within the district. Rep. Souza served on the House Judiciary Committee during the past term. The committee …

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Rep. Anne Cartwright for Cheshire 2 (Alstead, Marlow, Surry)

Rep. Anne Cartwright, a hero of N.H. families who voted with Cornerstone 100 percent of the time, is running for re-election and seeking the representative seat for Cheshire 2 (Alstead, Marlow & Surry). Rep. Cartwright, who just finished her first term in the House, served on the Children and Family Law and Constitutional Review and Statutory Recodification committees. On her primary …

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Debi Warner for Senate District 1 Senator

Debi Warner, a hopeful freshman legislator and Families First Pledge signer, is running for a seat in the N.H. Senate from the geographically gigantic Senate District 1 area, which includes most of the North Country. In running for a seat in the Senate, Warner said that she is “concerned with economic recovery for the North Country and protecting …

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Rep. Joe Osgood for Senate District 5

Rep. Philip “Joe” Osgood, a first-time Republican candidate for the Senate, is a three-term state representative from Claremont who is running to represent Senate District 5, which includes Canaan, Enfield, Hanover, Lebanon and Lyme in Grafton County and Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish and Plainfield in Sullivan County. Rep. Osgood, a Families First Pledge signer who voted …

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Sen. Jim Luther for Senate District 12

Sen. Jim Luther, a Republican incumbent from Hollis who is running for re-election to represent Senate District 12, served on the Senate Executive Departments and Administration, Judiciary and Ways and Means committees. Sen. Luther, a Families First Pledge signer who voted with Cornerstone 85 percent of the time during his past term, focused on economic …

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Rep. Sam Cataldo for Senate District 6

Rep. Sam Cataldo, a first-time Republican candidate for the Senate, is a current state representative from Farmington who is running to represent Senate District 6, which includes Alton, Barnstead and Gilmanton in Belknap County and Farmington, New Durham and Rochester in Strafford County. Rep. Cataldo, a Families First Pledge signer who voted with Cornerstone 84 …

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David Schoneman for Hillsborough 30 (Nashua Ward 3)

David Schoneman, a Families First Pledge signer and hopeful freshman legislator, is running for one of three seats representing Hillsborough 30 (Nashua Ward 3) along with Doris Hohensee, another newcomer. “New Hampshire’s citizens have not lost their love for conservative principles, including the unassailable rights of free speech, free practice of religion and the right …

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Doris Hohensee for Hillsborough 30 (Nashua Ward 3)

Doris Hohensee, an activist for family values and hopeful freshman legislator, is running for one of three seats representing Hillsborough 30 (Nashua Ward 3) along with David Schoneman, another newcomer. Hohensee, a homeschooling parent and activist, has been fighting for parental rights since 1990 when the Legislature passed its first burdensome homeschooling law. She spent …

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Rep. Gregory Hill for Merrimack 3 (Franklin Ward 3, Northfield)

Rep. Gregory Hill, who voted with Cornerstone 96 percent of the time, is running for one of two seats in Merrimack 3 (Franklin Ward 3, Northfield). Hill, who has worked in electronics distribution, tourism and personal finance, served on the House Education Committee and the special committee on public pension reform during his freshman term, …

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Rep. Brandon Giuda for Merrimack 20 (Chichester, Pembroke)

Rep. Brandon Giuda, who served on the House Judiciary Committee as well as the special committees to study the Guardian Ad Litem Board and the Liquor Commission, is running for one of three seats in Merrimack 20 (Chichester, Pembroke). Rep. Giuda, an attorney by trade who just finished his first term in the House, passed several bills that increased individual …

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Rep. Laurie Sanborn for Hillsborough 41 (Amherst & Bedford)

Rep. Laurie Sanborn, a Families First Pledge signer who voted with Cornerstone 90 percent of the time, is running for a seat in the House representing Hillsborough 41 (Amherst & Bedford). Rep. Sanborn owns The Draft restaurant in Concord with her husband, Sen. Andy Sanborn. During her freshman term, which just concluded, she used her …

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Rep. Bob Mead for Hillsborough 5 (Mont Vernon, New Boston)

Rep. Bob Mead, a four-time legislator who resigned last term to take a legislative staff position, is running to represent one of the two seats from Hillsborough 5 (Mont Vernon and New Boston) in the N.H. House of Representatives. The Families First Pledge signer is running alongside Speaker William O’Brien, a longtime ally who is also …

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Rep. Duffy Daugherty for Coos 1

Rep. Duffy Daugherty, a Families First Pledge signer and property rights advocate who voted with Cornerstone 89 percent of the time, is running for one of two seats in Coos 1. Rep. Daugherty’s district includes the communities of Atkinson, Gilmanton Academy Grant, Cambridge, Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Dix’s Grant, Dixville, Errol, Erving’s Location, Millsfield, Odell, Pittsburg, …

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Rep. Harry Accornero for Belknap 9 (Belmont & Laconia Wards 1-6)

Rep. Harry Accornero, a Families First Pledge signer who voted with Cornerstone 92 percent of the time, is running for the one representative seat in Belknap 9 (Belmont & Laconia Wards 1-6), a new district. Rep. Accornero, who just finished his first term in the House, served on the Municipal and County Government Committee and …

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Rep. Will Smith for Rockingham 24 (New Castle and Rye)

Rep. Will Smith, who served on several committees during the past session and voted with Cornerstone 97 percent of the time, is running for one of two available seats representing Rockingham 24 (New Castle and Rye), where he has a strong chance at re-election. Rep. Smith, a Families First Pledge signer, was instrumental in the House’s budget proposal as chairman of Division …

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Chuck Thibault for Hillsborough 42 (Manchester Wards 1-3)

Chuck Thibault, a hopeful freshman legislator and Families First Pledge signer, is running for one of two available seats representing Hillsborough 42 (Manchester Wards 1-3), where he could use your help in his election efforts. In running for a seat in the Legislature, Thibault said he takes with him his understanding of how a powerful few have always …

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Rep. Mike Kappler for Rockingham 3 (Raymond)

Rep. Mike Kappler, who served as vice chairman of the Resources, Recreation and Development Committee during the past session and voted with Cornerstone 90 percent of the time, is running for one of three available seats representing Rockingham 3 (Raymond), where he faces likely re-election. Rep. Kappler, a Families First Pledge signer who just finished his third term, was perhaps the first …

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