Cornerstone is pleased to announce our first round of NH State Senate candidate endorsements for the 2022 election. We do not make these endorsements lightly but with much thought and prayer. Key considerations for us are where the candidate stands on our core issues and, if an incumbent, how they have followed through on their commitments to their constituents. Based on our research, the candidates we name below are people in whom we believe you can place your confidence.
This first round of Senate endorsements will focus on those candidates who, either through their past voting records, or in the case of those who have not held office before, their activity in the political sphere, have proved themselves staunch defenders of life, liberty, and family.
This is a critical time for our nation and state, and we know many of you are worried about the future. We share your concerns. Every step forward, such as the recent Supreme Court overruling of Roe v. Wade, brings with it tremendous political pressure at the national and state level. These are the very reasons state elections matter now more than ever. Who we elect to represent us in New Hampshire this fall will impact our rights and freedoms for years to come.
It starts with your vote and your voice. We urge you to make the time in the coming months to do your part for your candidates — ask your friends to make sure they are registered to vote, share your candidate’s platform and stand on key issues with fellow voters, volunteer to help with their campaign: hold signs, write letters to the editors of local newspapers and websites, drive the candidate as he or she goes door to door, host a meet and greet. And, as you do your part on the ground, please pray for them and their families. The stakes are high, and elections have become a spiritual battleground. Any support you can lend will not only help your candidate prevail, it will help ensure New Hampshire stays strong for the many battles ahead.
Note: Not all candidates have a primary, those who do have been marked.
Cornerstone Early Senate Endorsements:
James Gray (incumbent) SD 6
Ruth Ward (incumbent) SD 8
Denise Ricciardi (incumbent) SD 9
Gary Daniels (incumbent) SD 11 – primary
Kevin Avard (incumbent) SD 12
Regina Birdsell (incumbent) SD 19
Rich Girard SD 20
Bill Gannon (incumbent) SD 23
If you are unsure of your Senate District you can find it here.