SCDC' Fall Celebration Presents Senator Bernie Sanders- Saturday, September 27th

Strafford County Democrats'
Fall Celebration
Senator Bernie Sanders
Saturday, September 27th 5-7pm
American Legion Hall
551 Foundry, Rollinsford 

Rich Leonard Receives Howard Dean's Endorsement from Democracy for America

New Hampshire Journal Features Endorsements

Rich Leonard at the Farmington Primary
Recently, Howard Dean's organization, Democracy for America endorsed Rich Leonard and 5 others in the Democratic State Senate Caucus .Senators Peggy Gilmour, Martha Fuller Clark, and David Watters, along with candidates Chris Muns, Lee Nyquist were all given the nod of approval from Democracy for America, The endorsement was part of their Purple to Blue endorsement series. The series aims to endorse Democratic candidates and legislators running in states that currently have a Republican majority in the legislature.

"It felt validating to have Dean's organization endorse me in my very competitive Senate Race" explains Rich, "Hopefully, this is beginning of more widespread Democratic support to come in the state for my race."

Rich has also receive the endorsement of the State Employees Association, a local of the Service Employees International Union, in the past.

Rich was active on Primary Day, visiting the poling places throughout District 6.  Even though there were only a few contested Democratic primaries, he felt it was important to meet the voters, and have support for other candidates in their local races.  Rich is very thankful to everyone who stood at a poll for the day holding one of his signs, and congratulates all local primary winners.

Polling in Rochester with Anne Grassie.
Polling in Rochester with candidate Sandy Keans
Links on the Web

Dean’s DFA backing six NH state Senate candidates as part of ‘Purple to Blue’ effort in NH Journal

2014 SEA/SEIU Local 1984 endorsed candidates

Image Credits:
Rich Leonard, personal collection


Tri-Town Democrats Meeting September 11th 2014

Tri-town Democrats
Meeting at Emma Ramsey Center, Milton
September 11, 2014

Call to order 7 PM Milton Chair, Ellen Kriete

Minutes of Previous meeting

Treasurer’s Report
Social Media and other Committee Reports
Letter writing committee

Old Business

Farmington Hay Day
Strafford County Picnic

New Business
Election Activity
Milton Pride Day
Strafford County Event
visibility events
phone banks/canvassing
yard signs

Communications between towns

Recruiting New Members?

Social activity/fundraiser for the spring or summer?

Next meeting:  Ooctober 9, 2014 in Milton (the Farmington Dems chair)


Mike Cryans For Executive Council

Please go to to learn about my campaign and stay connected.


I am running again for Executive Council.

I have been traveling around the district attending events from Colebrook to Laconia. I am not getting the press that I received in the March 11th race due to the many other races, but I have been in papers throughout the vast district. Last week I was in the Laconia Citizen and Bayside while I visited Laconia and Alton. The week before that there was coverage in the Valley News, and before that the Colebrook papers as well as the Berlin papers. The Conway Daily Sun ran my announcement.

The events are so different from this past winter including the Olde Home Day in Hebron, North Haverhill Fair, and parade in Franconia. This weekend I will be in Freedom for a parade, Canaan's Olde Home Day pancake breakfast, and Lincoln's 250th parade and next week as well as campaign day in Newport/Claremont, I will be in parades in Rumney and Alton.

Finally, I am running a road race in each county, and have four down already with the Colebrook half-marathon (Coos), Lebanon 4-miler (Grafton), Andover 5k (Merrimack) and Sunapee 5K (Sullivan). The next will be Gilford 5K in 3 weeks. This will leave Strafford and Carroll to complete one in each county.

I do apologize for the slowness in getting the website up and running. It should be done soon. You can still contribute on-line or you can wait until it gets up and running.



2014 New Durham NH Democratic Primary Ballot


When:  Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time:  8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Place:  New Durham Elementary School Gymnasium

SCDC Event-Bernie Sanders Coming To Rollinsford Sept. 27th

Bernie Sanders is coming to the American Legion Hall in Rollinsford on September 27th! He'll be headlining our Annual Strafford County Celebration from 5 - 7pm. We urge you to buy your tickets early

Hearty hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. We guarantee you will go home motivated to vote and ensure that NH becomes a BLUE state head to toe!

A Great Crowd-Rich Leonard Fundraiser Photos

Image Credit: Ray Buckley

Lat night there was a terrific turnout for Rich Leonard's fundraiser held at the Governors Inn in Rochester. Mostly local Dems from Strafford County, but a fair number of notable Dems from other counties as well. It was a lovely night of networking and community building.

For more information about Rich Leonard and his run for NH State Senate please visit his website or follow his activities on Facebook and Twitter.

Tri Town Dems Meeting-Thursday, August 14th 7PM

Tri Town Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham

Our next meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 PM

Emma Ramsey Center in Milton

The New Durham Committee will be our hosts for this meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Tri-town Democrats
August 14, 2014

Call to Order 7 PM New Durham Chairman Richard Leonard

Minutes of Previous meeting

Treasurer’s Report

Social Media Another Committee Reports

Old Business
  • Farmington Hay Day
  • Strafford County picnic-who is going/available tickets?

New Business
  • Election Activity
-Letters to the Editor
-Phone Banks/Canvassing
-Yard Signs
  • Communications between towns
  • Recruiting New Members?
  • Social activity/fundraiser for the spring or summer?
Next Meeting September 11, 2014 in Milton

Rich Leonard For NH State Senate-Visit The Upgraded Website, Donate, Volunteer

Rich Leonard for NH State Senate has his new website up and running to get information out to everyone about where he will be, what he stands for, and to help everyone communicate with him. Take a look and follow him on Facebook and Twitter if you have not already. Rich will be a much better advocate for the people of District 6 than Sam Cataldo could even think of being. Please show Rich support by volunteering or consider making a secure donation.

Local Workshop-July 12th 9:30-12:30, Creating A Cohesive Message

We invite you to a Candidate Training Workshop on Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 9:30 - 12:30 PM at the Emma Ramsey Center, Route 125, in Milton. Sponsored by The Tri Town Democrats (Farmington, Milton, and New Durham)

Photos-New Hampshire Democratic Party 2014 Convention

 At the NHDP Convention on Saturday the platform and all
 resolutions passed unanimously. As Ray Buckley put it

2014 Strafford County Democratic "Grow Local" Picnic-Sunday, August 17th, 12 - 3pm At Millennium Park


Please join us for the Annual Strafford County Democratic "Grow Local" Picnic on Sunday, August 17th from 12 - 3pm at Millennium Park. There will be Democrats from around the county enjoying traditional picnic food (yummy hamburgers from Pinewoods Yankee Farm in Lee, salads, vegetarian options, desserts) and elected officials stopping by to chat. Sign up early at :

Strafford County State Rep Candidates: We have a special sponsorship rate for you. Sponsorship for all others is $100. Your sponsorship is $50. A sponsorship includes being listed on our large scrolling banner, being listed on a flyer on each table and being publicly thanked for your support. Please consider sponsoring the picnic and the October dinner. The money raised will go toward voter contact, voter education and the election of all Strafford County Democrats. 
To sponsor or send a check, $50. for each event to: Strafford County Democratic Committee PO Box 247 Dover NH 03821 OR
Sponsorship Committee of Strafford County Democratic Committee
Caroline French
Susan Roman
Dennis Vachon

Thank Democrats Campaign-Several New Options-Help Support Local Dems

In the winter of 2010 a group of Strafford County Democratic Grassroots Activists aged 17 to 70 gathered because they were dedicated to promoting a Pro-Democratic message for the November election.  The bumper stickers are part of the messaging campaign that we are undertaking here in Strafford County, New Hampshire (where some of us call them bumpastickas) and we hope beyond! They were printed by a small woman-owned union print shop in Somersworth, NH.

The Democrats of Strafford County, New Hampshire, want to thank you for all of the hard work that you do on behalf of the Democratic Party.  We are doing our part.  We designed the union-made bumper stickers to get the message out.

Over the past year we have sold bumper stickers from Maine to Alaska and from Massachusetts to Utah.  Our most popular stickers are Medicare, Social Security, and Vet’s Benefits.

Many town and county committees  have purchased our stickers in bulk and have used them to fundraise and doubled their money, charging still only $1. each, or they have handed them out freely.  We ask that people pledge to display the sticker and to help us spread the word about the good things that Democrats have done for this country.

We hope you will consider contributing to this worthwhile cause by buying our terrific bumper stickers.

All proceeds raised from the sale of the bumper stickers go towards electing Democrats in Strafford County, NH.
To purchase go to:

Find us on Facebook at Thank Democrats

 The county committee has produced a new bumper sticker in its “Thank Democrats” series. The new one, which reads simply “Obama Cares.”  Buy them online here.