Dec. 2: 1st Congressional District democratic candidate forum

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District 1 U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is not seeking reelection in 2018. Photo/Carol Robidoux

MANCHESTER, NH — Local democrats are invited to hear five-minute speeches by Democratic candidates for NH’s 1st U.S. Congressional District on Saturday, December 2 at 11:30 a.m.

The forum will be held at the Manchester Public Library Auditorium, 405 Pine Street.  

Registered Democrats are invited to attend and can register here.

Incumbent Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter is not seeking reelection.

Candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the position include:

Mark S. Mackenzie of Manchester, former New Hampshire AFL-CIO president and current state Rep. [No current link for congressional campaign site available.]

Mindi Messmer of Rye, a State Representative and environmental consultant.

Terence O’Rourke of Alton, an Army veteran of Iraq and Rochester City Attorney.

Chris Pappas of Manchester, an Executive Councilor and small-business owner.

Lincoln Soldati of Lincoln, a lawyer and former Strafford County Attorney.

Maura Sullivan of Portsmouth, a Marine Corps Iraq Veteran and former Assistant. Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Obama Administration.

Candidates from other parties who have tossed their hats into the ring so far:




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