Bill Richardson-Organization, New Hampshire
updated November 17, 2007


Headquarters: 182 Prospect, Manchester, NH  ...Oct. 2007
Original Headquarters: 545 Hooksett Rd., Suite 17, Manchester, NH (Maple Tree Mall)   ...opened June 3, 2007

State Director Janis S. Hahn
(announced May 31, 2007)  Hahn came to the campaign from Colorado, where she was sole proprietor of Hahn and Associates, LLC, focusing on helping school districts in Colorado and California to pass general obligation bond and mill levies for school facility improvement.  State director of the Coalition for a Better Colorado, which targeted 23 state legislative seats for the Democrats; and Colorado director for Gov. Richardson’s Moving America Forward.  Before moving to Colorado in 2004, Hahn ran the Democrats' coordinated campaigns in the northeast Los Angeles area in 1996 and 2000.  For fifteen years she created, wrote and/or produced award winning syndicated radio programs, including a daily commentary for the Rev. Jesse Jackson.  Hahn has been involved in the political campaigns of family members Kenneth Hahn (Los Angeles County Supervisor for 68 years), James Hahn for Los Angeles City Attorney and Mayor, and Janice Hahn, current Los Angeles City Councilwoman.
Deputy State Director Allison Halprin
(start July 1, 2007)  Previously interim executive director and lead organizer of Colorado Jobs with Justice.  Regional field director for Coalition for a Better Colorado, helping in Democratic takeover of Colorado State Legislature.  Graduate of Colorado State University; Master's degree from the School of International Service at American University.
Political Director State Rep. Daniel McKenna
Elected to represent Derry (Rockingham 5) in 2006; regional field director in the greater Salem and Derry area for the New Hampshire Democratic Party in 2006.  Graduate of Catholic University in Washington, DC; interned with both Sen. Edward Kennedy and Sen. John Kerry.
Regional Field Directors
Manchester - 545 Hooksett Rd., Suite 17, Manchester, NH 03104 (Maple Tree Mall)  (603) 296-9670
initial state headquarters...opened June 3, 2007
Joshua Blanchard
Concord - 124 J Hall Street, Concord, NH 03301  (603) 369-4720
Rebecca Logan - Logan came to the campaign from the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, where she was a Long-Term Election Observer in Bangladesh and Egypt.  Served as Programs Coordinator for the Association for Financial Professionals.  Graduate of  the College of New Jersey; Masters in International Development from American University.
Keene - 17 Church St, 2nd Floor
Keene, NH 03431 (603) 499-4410
???46 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431(above Keene Fresh Salad)
Grand opening Sept. 29, 2007
Jamie Judd - Prior to joining the Richardson campaign, Judd worked as field and volunteer coordinator for Molly Kelly's 2006 race for State Senate.  In 2004, she was a volunteer for Governor Howard Dean in both New Hampshire and New York.  Graduate of Belmont Abbey College with a degree in political science.
Jake Dilemani
Portsmouth - 10 Vaughn Mall Ste 6  Portsmouth, NH 03801  (603) 294-4291
Jake Berliner - Berliner previously worked on Gov. Richardson's 2006 gubernatorial reelection campaign and in the office of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.  He is a graduate of Tufts University with a major in political science and a focus on energy security studies.
Nashua - 7 Harold Drive Unit #7, Nashua, NH 03062  (603) 546-0889
Jim Hubbard - Hubbard worked as a field organizer on Gov. John Lynch's successful re-election campaign in 2006.  In 2004 he served as deputy finance director on Russ Carnahan's successful primary election campaign to succeed Congressman Dick Gephardt.  Graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in strategic communication and B.A. in political science.
Lebanon - 85 Mechanic St., Suite 240 (Rivermill Complex), Lebanon 03866  (603) 678-4461
Open in early Sept. 2007; official opening Oct. 13, 2007 with Congressman Tom Udall


Berlin - 2 Main Street, Berlin, NH 03570   (603) 326-6097
Zack Landau - Graduate of Tufts University.

and State Rep. Scott Merrick - Before joining the Richardson campaign, Merrick worked on six previous campaigns, including his own.  He is currently serving his second term as a state representative in New Hampshire from Coos County, and is the Assistant Majority Floor Leader.  A 2003 graduate of White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield, NH; expecting his B.A. in political science from Tufts University in Dec. 2007.
Communications Director Alex Goepfert
(announced June 29, 2007)  Most recently spokesman for Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.  In 2006 Goepfert managed Molly Kelly's State Senate campaign victory over incumbent Tom Eaton in Keene.  Served as press secretary for two statewide campaigns in Ohio (attorney Eric Fingerhut's 2004 challenge to U.S. Sen. George Voinovich).  He has also worked in television journalism as an assignment editor in the Columbus media market.  Graduate of Ohio State University.
Director of Scheduling Kevin Hodges
(succeeded Craig Pritsky)  Initially Manchester regional field director.  Before joining the Richardson campaign, Hodges ran Bob Backus' State Senate campaign in Manchester.  In 2004 he worked in Iowa on Gov. Howard Dean's presidential campaign.  He has worked on numerous races in Texas and New Hampshire.  Hodges is a graduate of Reed College, and earned a Master's degree from UT-Austin.
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Jose Alejandro Urrutia
(announced Nov. 14, 2007)  Currently is the director of a health and safety consulting firm.  He has worked as a medical researcher and as the community outreach director for the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay.
Senior Advisor Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand
(endorsement/senior advisor position announced Oct. 29, 2007)
national Senior Policy Advisor Ambassador George Bruno
(endorsement/national senior policy advisor position announced Oct. 21, 2007)
Co-Chair Dick Bouley
(announced as co-chair April 17, 2007; served as Treasurer of Richardson for Governor, a NH committee established Aug. 7, 2006)  Concord-based lobbyist and consultant, Bouley Associates since 1982.  Adjunct professor at New Hamsphire Technical Institute, 1982-2001.  Staffer to Gov. Hugh Gallen, 1979-82.  Taught high school for 19 years in Littleton.  Supported Bruce Babbitt in 1988, Tom Harkin in 1992, and Dick Gephardt in 2004.  Carter delegate in 1980.  Carter delegate in 1976 (elected from District 2 in the Feb. 24 NH primary).
Co-Chair Candace Bouchard
(announced as co-chair April 17, 2007)  New Hampshire State Representative from Concord; currently is the chair of the New Hampshire State House Public Works Committee.  (In the 2004 NH primary Bouchard endorsed Gov. Howard Dean on June 6, 2003).
Co-Chair Jim Casey
(announced as co-chair April 17, 2007)  A former New Hampshire Commissioner of Labor and a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  From Dover.  (In the 2004 NH primary Bouchard endorsed Gov. Howard Dean on March 6, 2003).
Co-Chair Jeff Woodburn
(announced as co-chair April 17, 2007)  From Whitefield.  Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, 1997-99.  Has worked on numerous campaigns in the state.
Co-Chair former Manchester Mayor Bob Baines
(endorsement/co-chair position announced Sept. 13, 2007)  Recently Executive-in-Residence at Southern New Hampshire University.  Mayor of Manchester from 2000-06.  Principal of Manchester High School West from 1980-99.  Music teacher and later assistant principal at Alvirne High School in Hudson.  Education degree in music from Keene State College and a Master's degree in school administration from Rivier College in Nashua.  Born in Manchester.

New Hampshire State Steering Committee
On May 17, 2007 the campaign, having earlier announced its co-chairs, announced its Steering Committee.
State Representative Eileen Ehlers - Former Family Therapist (Hooksett)
State Representative Armand Forest - Alderman (Manchester)
State Representative Dana Hilliard - Teacher (Somersworth)
State Representative Scott Merrick - Student (Lancaster)
State Representative Steve Spratt - Business Consultant (Greenville)
State Representative John Knowles (Hudson)
State Representative Mary Ann Knowles (Hudson)
State Representative Tara Reardon (Concord)
Grafton County Commissioner Mike Cryans - Executive Director, Headrest (Hanover)
Manchester Welfare Commissioner Paul Martineau (Manchester)
Former State Representative Gloria Seldin (Concord)
Former Cheshire County Commissioner Richard Daschbach (Exeter)
Ron Abramson - Attorney, Hispanic activist (Concord)
David Allen - Air traffic controller (Milford)
Bruce Hutchings - Pilot (Lancaster)
Alex Koutroubas - Government Affairs specialist (Concord)
Greta Moran - Former Hillsborough Democratic County Chair (Merrimack)
Pat Moran - Former Vice President, American Postal Workers Union (Merrimack)
Seamus Regan - School Board Member (Manchester)
George Sykes - Former Fire fighter, Lebanon Town Democrats Chair (Lebanon)
Jayne Buckley Sykes - Retired pharmacist (Lebanon)
Dr. Brad Taylor - Veterinarian (Boscawen)
Roger Weinrich - Small Business Owner (Keene)
Ernesto Sagas (Manchester)
Gustavo Moral (Manchester)
Michael Contarino - Professor (Nottingham)
Steve Bachelder - Insurance professional (Nashua)
Phil Grandmaison - Social service project manager (Nashua)
Jack Perron - Entrepreneur (Peterborough)
Roger Stephenson - Environmentalist (Stratham)
Amanda Grady - Former Chair of the New Hampshire Young Democrats (Concord)

On January 1, 2008 the campaign released a list of 65 endorsements.

On November 8, 2007 the campaign announced Granite State Environmentalists for Richardson.

On August 20, 2007 the campaign announced a number of Seacoast endorsements:
Portsmouth Town Democratic Committee Chairman Peter Somssich
Portsmouth Democratic activist Thomas Slater
former Dover Mayor Wil Boc
State Representative Susan Kepner of Hampton

On August 2, 2007 the campaign announced ten Manchester-area endorsements:
State Representative Jane Beaulieu
Dick Charpentier, President of the Franco-American Centre
Glen Gervais, Ward 2 Activist
State Representative Pat Long
State Representative Maurice Pilotte
Clifford Ross, Ward 3 Activist
Kevin Staley, Director of the Humanities Program, St. Anselm College
Jim Stevenson, Ward 1 Activist
Bill Whitmore, Ward 2 Activist and former Vice President of the NH AFL-CIO
State Representative Joel Winters

On June 13, 2007 the campaign announced endorsements of more than a dozen Latinos, led by Representative Lily Mesa (Manchester).

Pablo Duran
(Richardson's man in NH in 2006 and early 2007)  In Fall 2006 worked at the NHDP's Manchester campaign headquarters.  Staff assistant and constituent liaison to Rep. Tom Udall (D-NM), announced. Nov. 2003.  In Fall 2004 took leave to run the paid canvass for the New Mexico Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of New Mexico, 2003.  Resident of Rio Rancho; attended Rio Rancho High School.

Director of Scheduling Craig Pritsky
Deputy chief of staff to New York State Senator Craig Johnson before joining the Richardson campaign.  In addition, Craig was the chief of advance for Senator Johnson’s campaign, as well as the campaign manager for New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries.  Graduate of Georgetown University.
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