PRESS RELEASE from New Hampshire Democratic Party

For Immediate Release                                                                                                Pia Carusone
January 17, 2008


Clinton, Edwards, Obama secure NH delegates

(Concord)- The New Hampshire Democratic Party today named the delegates awarded to the top vote getters in Tuesday's record breaking presidential primary. A presidential primary candidate had to receive over 15% of the district-wide vote in order to be allocated any delegates.  The following people will represent New Hampshire at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.

Clinton  1st Congressional District:  Chris Pappas, Emily Walsh, Russell Weatherspoon

Clinton 2nd Congressional District: Bette Lasky, Mike Atkins, Sylvia Larsen

Edwards 1st Congressional District:  Joshua Denton

Edwards 2nd Congressional District:  Deborah Bacon-Nelson

Obama 1st Congressional District: Paul O'Connor, Joanne Dowdell, Richard Komi

Obama 2nd Congressional District: Ann Kuster, Ned Helms, Carol Moore

"All New Hampshire Democrats should be proud of the diversity of the delegates selected as a result of Tuesdays historical primary. Each campaign did an excellent job in recruiting candidates for delegate and these fourteen delegates will represent us well in Denver. From first time activists to long time party leaders, we have a diverse delegation representing the ethnic, racial, age and orientation of New Hampshire Democrats," stated Ray Buckley, New Hamsphire Democratic Party Chair.

District-level delegates are divided equally between men and women who were chosen at December 11th's Caucus. Positions within each district are designated by presidential preference beginning with the highest vote-getting male candidate in the first congressional district and highest vote getting female candidate in the second congressional district.  This assignment of delegate positions, alternating by gender, continued with the next highest vote-getting presidential preference in descending order until each position has been assigned.

The next step will happen on April 26, 2008, when the district-level delegates will caucus to determine additional delegates.  For those wishing to run for delegate or alternate, the forms will be made available at by March 1, 2008 and the deadline is April 11, 2008 at 5:00 pm.

New Hamsphire District-Level Delegates

Mike Atkins (Lyndeborough) -Vice-Chair of the Hillsborough County Democratic Committee, local attorney

Deborah Bacon-Nelson (Hanover)- World Literature teacher at Lebanon High School

Capt. Joshua Denton (Portsmouth) -Iraq War veteran

Joanne Dowdell (Portsmouth) - Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Citizens Advisors Inc., advisory committee of the Seacoast African American Cultural Center, Board of Directors of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail

Hon. Ned Helms (Concord) -President of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy, co-principal investigator for the Empowering Communities Through Access to Information and Training Project

Richard Komi (Manchester) -former refugee from Nigeria, recent bachelors degree recipient in communications from Southern New Hampshire University

Ann McLane Kuster (Hopkinton) - an attorney at law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, boards of trustees of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and New Hampshire Public Radio

Sen. Sylvia Larsen (Concord)-President of New Hampshire State Senate

Rep. Bette Lasky (Nashua)- 5th term in the House and serves as Assistant House Majority Leader

Hon. Carol Moore (Concord) - Former State Representative, social worker, and mental health professional

Paul O'Connor (Exeter) - President of Mills Trade Council and as the Portsmouth Metal Trades Council President, Paul worked to help save the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Chris Pappas (Manchester) - Chairman of the Manchester City Democrats, co-owner of The Puritan restaurant, and former State Representative

Emily Walsh (Manchester) -2007 Graduate of Manchester Central High School

Russell Weatherspoon (Exeter) -Dean of residential life at Phillips Exeter Academy, english and religion teacher