Ayotte campaign launches law enforcement coalition

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Kelly Ayotte on July 31, 2023. Photo/Andrew Sylvia

NASHUA, NH —Kelly Ayotte’s gubernatorial campaign on Friday announced the formation of the Law Enforcement for Kelly Coalition led by High Sheriff Christopher Connelly of Hillsborough County. The coalition is made up of over 130 members of the law enforcement community. The Law Enforcement for Kelly Coalition will provide guidance and support to the campaign on law enforcement and public safety-related issues.

“Law enforcement officers risk their lives every time they step out of their home and go to work. I have always, and will always, have their backs,” said Kelly Ayotte “As Attorney General, I stood shoulder to shoulder with our state’s law enforcement community. As Governor, I will make sure that our law enforcement officers have the resources and support they need to keep our communities safe. We have the best law enforcement in the country, and I will fight every day to make sure they are treated as such.”

Launching the coalition, Sheriff Christopher Connelly said, “I am extremely proud to be leading Kelly Ayotte’s Law Enforcement Coalition. The depth of this coalition is a testament to the level of respect, trust and appreciation that New Hampshire law enforcement officers have for Kelly.”

Sheriff Connelly continued, “many of us have known Kelly since she was a murder prosecutor, prior to serving as New Hampshire Attorney General. She stood side by side with law enforcement officers at horrific crime scenes and in the courtroom; never wavering from her commitment to the victims of crime and their families, the fair pursuit of justice and holding offenders accountable. While serving in the United States Senate, Kelly continued her strong support of first responders. I know that as Governor, Kelly will always have our backs.

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that is more passionate about our state’s public safety, and nobody will fight harder to preserve the terrific quality of life that we are so fortunate to enjoy in the Granite State,” he said.

Law Enforcement for Kelly Coalition Steering Committee:

  • High Sheriff Christopher Connelly, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Chair
  • Chief Vincent Baiocchetti, Belmont Police Department, Retired
  • Chief Michael Milligan, Merrimack Police Department, Retired
  • Marshal Stephen Monier, United States Marshal District of New Hampshire, Retired
  •  Chief Anne Perriello, Pelham Police Department
  • High Sheriff Brian Valerino, Coos County Sheriff’s Office

Law Enforcement Coalition

  • Trooper Roger Amadon
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Chief Daniel Anair
    Rindge Police Dept. Retired
  • Deputy Zachary Anderson
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Heather Arkell
    Widow of Brentwood Police Chief Stephen Arkell
  • Chief Kyle Aspinwall
    Mont Vernon Police Dept. Retired
  • Captain Michael Auciello
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • Chief Vinnie Baiocchetti
    Belmont Police Dept. Retired
  • Lt. Brian Barbato
    Pelham Police Dept.
  • Chief Kristopher Bean
    Bristol Police Dept.
  • Lt. Evan Boulanger
    Belmont Police Dept.
  • Captain Kevin Bowen
    Bedford Police Dept.
  • Deputy Al Brackett
    Belknap County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Paul Brodeur
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Dennis Brown
    Nashua Police Dept. Retired
  • Chief Rob Browne
    Goffstown Police Dept. Retired
  • Sgt. Thomas Burke
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief David Cahill
    Sunapee Police Dept. Retired
  • Lt. Paul Callaghan
    Strafford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Robert Camelio
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • Lt. Sean Cavanaugh
    New Ipswich Police Dept. Retired
  • Chief Garrett Chamberlain
    New Ipswich Police Dept. Retired
  • Sgt. Michael Chapdelaine
    Peterborough Police Dept. Retired
  • Chief John Clark
    Plymouth State University Police Dept. Retired
  • Master Patrol Officer Ron Cloutier
    Hudson Police Dept.
  • Captain Daniel Conley
    Goffstown Police Dept.
  • High Sheriff Christopher Connelly
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Patrick Connors
    Charlestown Police Dept.
  • Chief Patrick Connors
    Charlestown Police Dept.
  • County Attorney John Coughlin
    Hillsborough County Attorney
  • Lt. Dennis Crawford
    Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • Det. Steven Crockett
    Belmont Police Dept. Retired
  • Captain Kevin DiNapoli
    Hudson Police Dept. Retired
  • Corporal Ryan Donovan
    Pelham Police Dept.
  • Sgt. Lloyd Doughty, II
    Manchester Police Dept. Retired
  • Chief Deputy Art Durette
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • High Sheriff Doug Dutile
    Grafton County Sheriff’s Office Retired
  • Deputy Barbara Dutile
    Grafton County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • Chief Quentin “Butch” Esty
    Peterborough Police Dept. Retired
  • Special Police Officer Dana Finn
    Bedford Police Dept.
  • Chief Deputy Gary Fisher
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Matt Fleming
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Peter Flood
    Francestown Police Dept. Retired
  • Sgt. Christopher Follomon
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • High Sheriff Richard Foote
    Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • Sgt. Steve Ford
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Lt. Anthony Fowler
    Manchester Police Dept. Retired
  • Lt. Jim Gaudet
    Litchfield Police Dept. Retired
  • Lt. Don Gendron
    Berlin Police Dept. Retired
  • Officer Mike Gorman
    Dunbarton Police Dept.
  • Lt. Gary Guevin
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • Sgt. Steven Henderson
    Hampton Police Dept. Retired
  • Lt. Dana Hennessy
    Dublin Police Dept. Retired
  • Det. Joseph Hileman
    Jaffrey Police Dept. Retired
  • High Sheriff Steve Hodges
    Belknap County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • Executive Major Barry Hunter
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Trooper Mike Kegelman
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Deputy Sean Kilbreth
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Scott Kinmond
    Moultonborough Police Dept. Retired
  • Trooper Bruce Klinger
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Trooper Sharon Kopp
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Chief Raymond L’Abbe
    Langdon Police Dept. Retired
  • Det. Sgt. Kevin Laroche
    Goffstown Police Dept.
  • Chief Russell Lary
    Grantham Police Dept. Retired
  • Sgt. John LeBlanc
    Pittsburg Police Dept.
  • Chief James Letourneau
    Dublin Police Dept. Retired
  • Patrolman/Prosecutor Joshua Lindor
    Colebrook Police Dept.
  • Lt. Kelvin Macie
    Keene Police Dept. Retired
  • Kathleen Maloney-Lahey
    Sister of fallen Chief Michael Maloney
  • Chief Rachel Malynowski
    Rindge Police Dept.
  • Deputy Chief Gerald Marcou
    Coos County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Steven Marshall
    Washington Police Dept. Retired
  • Lt. Jerry Maslan
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Det. Sgt. Ken May
    Enfield Police Dept. Retired
  • Sgt. William McBournie
    Hillsborough County DOC, Retired
  • Det. Jay McDonough
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • Chief Deputy James McIntire
    Belknap County Sheriff’s Office
  • Officer James McMillen
    Bedford Police Dept.
  • Chief Kenneth Meola
    Keene Police Dept. Retired
  • Deputy Michael Merrifield
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Michael Milligan
    Merrimack Police Dept.
  • US Marshal Stephen Monier
    United States Marshal District of New Hampshire, Retired
  • Deputy Paul Montray
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Peter Morency
    Berlin Police Dept.Retired
  • Det. Chip Morley
    Bedford Police Dept. Retired
  • Captain Mark Morrison
    Londonderry Police Dept.
  • Chief Michael Moyer
    Laconia Police Dept. Retired
  • Lt. Brian Newcomb
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief David Nielsen
    Belmont Police Dept. Retired
  • Deputy Jonathan Nightingale
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Danielle Nightingale
    Bedford Police Dept.
  • Colonel Nathan Noyes
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Det. Matt O’Connor
    Manchester Police Dept.
  • Chief Steve Pecora
    Hopkinton Police Dept. Retired
  • Officer Jacqueline Pelletier
    Goffstown Police Dept.
  • Chief Anne Perriello
    Pelham Police Dept.
  • Chief Gary Phillips
    Winchester Police Dept.Retired
  • Deputy Charlie Pierson Jr.
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lt. Geoffrey Pinard
    Goffstown Police Dept.
  • Lt. Pierre Pouliot
    Goffstown Police Dept. Retired
  • Chief Richard Pratt
    Nelson Police Dept. Retired
  • Sgt. Jamie Provencher
    Nashua Police Dept. Retired
  • Chief Paul Rella
    Colebrook Police Dept.
  • Officer Gerry Reppucci
    Mont Vernon Police Dept.
  • Chief Kevin Rourke
    Nashua Police Dept.
  • Chief Maurice Salmon
    Gilmanton Police Dept. Retired
  • Deputy Maelisa Sanchez
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Chip Sawyer
    New Hampton Police Dept. Retired
  • Officer Vinny Scarnici
    Colebrook Police Dept.
  • Sgt. Jeff Seppala
    Rindge Police Dept. Retired
  • Chief Andrew Shagoury
    Tuftonboro Police Dept.
  • Chief Wayne Sheehan
    Kensington Police Dept. Retired
  • Sgt. Richard Shute
    New Hampshire State Police Retired
  • Assist Chief of Police Gary Simmons
    Manchester Police Dept.Retired
  • High Sheriff John Simonds
    Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
  • Officer Bennett Stusse
    Nashua Police Dept.
  • Chief Bret Sullivan
    Bennington Police Dept. Retired
  • Chief Pat Sullivan
    Goffstown Police Dept. Retired
  • Trooper Ron Taylor
    New Hampshire State PoliceRetired
  • Deputy John Tholl
    Coos County Sheriff’s Office
  • Captain Peter “Sturdy” Thomas
    Keene Police Dept.Retired
  • Sgt. Thomas Thibeault
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
  • Captain Stephen Toom
    Pelham Police Dept.
  • Sgt. Douglas Trottier
    Belknap County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Craig Tucker
    Jaffrey Police Dept. Retired
  • High Sheriff Brian Valerino
    Coos County Sheriff’s Office
  • TFC Joseph Waldvogel
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Sgt. Dan Wheeler
    New Hampshire State Police, Retired
  • Deputy Jamie Wright
    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • High Sheriff Bill Wright
    Belknap County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chief Douglas Wyman
    Sandwich Police Dept. Retired
  • Sgt. John Yurcak
    Nashua Police Dept. Retired

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