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2022 New Hampshire Election

The future of abortion rights is on this November’s ballot. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which removed our federal constitutional protection for legal abortion, and now state politicians have the power to control our bodies and our futures. Who we elect to represent us in New Hampshire has never been more important, because now they will decide if abortion remains legal in New Hampshire

Granite Staters have the opportunity to elect reproductive health champions this fall in the New Hampshire State Primary on Tuesday, September 13 and the General Election on Tuesday, November 8. 

Take two minutes and Pledge to Vote for candidates who support abortion access now.

Below, you will find PPNHAF PAC's endorsements for Governor and Executive Council, PPNHAF's 2022 House and Senate Scorecards, and Frequently Asked Questions about the Election. 

If you are interested in candidates for federal office endorsed by PP Votes, click here.

Have a question? Email [email protected] with the subject "2022 Elections."

PPNHAF PAC Endorsements

Executive Branch: Governor and Executive Council

We can count on the endorsed candidates to:

  • Fully fund and support providers in New Hampshire’s Family Planning Program, which covers preventative sexual and reproductive health care for lower-income and uninsured Granite Staters, including Planned Parenthood of Northern New England 
  • Nominate and confirm judges who will uphold our Granite State values of support for abortion rights 
  • Appoint and approve commissioners who will protect and expand our sexual and reproductive health 

Find your 2022 Executive Council District here.

Learn more about the Executive Council here

Tom Sherman
Governor

PPNHAF PAC is endorsing Senator Dr. Tom Sherman. As a state senator and state representative, Tom Sherman has been a leader in the fight to protect and expand access to the full range of reproductive health care, including safe, legal abortion. He fought against New Hampshire’s abortion ban during the state budget process and worked this year to mitigate the harm of that ban on abortion later in pregnancy, while also working to enshrine abortion rights in state statute. In comparison, his opponent, incumbent Governor Sununu, signed that abortion ban into law - without any exceptions for rape, incest, or fatal fetal diagnoses - and bragged on a national podcast about “doing more on the pro-life issue…than anyone.”

 

Dana Hilliard
Executive Council District 1

Dana Hilliard of Somersworth supports the full range of reproductive health care services - including safe, legal abortion and will protect and defend funding for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and all providers who are in the NH Family Planning Program. By contrast, his opponent, incumbent Councilor Joe Kenney, has spent his entire career working to make our communities less healthy. He has voted to defund Planned Parenthood of Northern New England every chance he had, and supports a national agenda to push abortion out of reach entirely.

District 1 communitiesAlbany, Alexandria, Alton, Atkinson & Gilmanton Academy Grant, Bartlett, Bean’s Grant, Bean’s Purchase, Belmont, Berlin, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brookfield, Cambridge, Center Harbor, Chandler’s Purchase, Chatham, Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Conway, Crawford’s Purchase, Cutt’s Grant, Dalton, Danbury, Dix’s Grant, Dixville, Dover, Dummer, Durham, Eaton, Effingham, Erving’s Location, Errol, Farmington, Franklin, Freedom, Gilford, Gilmanton, Gorham, Green's Grant, Hadley’s Purchase, Hale's Location, Hart's Location, Hebron, Hill, Jackson, Jefferson, Kilkenny, Laconia, Lancaster, Livermore, Low & Burbank’s Purchase, Madbury, Madison, Martin’s Location, Meredith, Middleton, Milan, Millsfield, Milton, Moultonborough, New Durham, New Hampton, Northfield, Northumberland, Ossipee, Pinkham's Grant, Pittsburg, Randolph, Rochester, Rollinsford, Sanbornton, Sandwich, Sargent’s Purchase, Second College Grant, Shelburne, Somersworth, Stark, Stewartstown, Stratford, Success, Tamworth, Thompson & Meserve's Purchase Tilton, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, Waterville Valley, Wentworth's Location, Whitefield, Wolfeboro

Cinde Warmington
Executive Council District 2

Incumbent Councilor Cinde Warmington has been a steadfast champion for reproductive and sexual health care access. She has been the sole vote in support of family planning funding for reproductive health centers four times and has used her voice to educate and advocate for reproductive rights.

District 2 communitiesAcworth, Alstead, Andover, Ashland, Bath, Benton, Bethlehem, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Campton, Canaan, Canterbury, Carroll, Charlestown, Chesterfield, Claremont, Concord, Cornish, Croydon, Dorchester, Dublin, Easton, Ellsworth, Enfield, Franconia, Gilsum, Grafton, Grantham, Groton, Hancock, Hanover, Harrisville, Haverhill, Henniker, Hinsdale, Holderness, Hopkinton, Keene, Landaff, Langdon, Lebanon, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, Lyman, Lyme, Marlborough, Marlow, Monroe, Nelson, New London, Newbury, Newport, Orange, Orford, Peterborough, Piermont, Plainfield, Plymouth, Roxbury, Rumney, Salisbury, Sharon, Springfield, Sugar Hill, Sullivan, Sunapee, Surry, Sutton, Thornton, Unity, Walpole, Warner, Warren, Webster, Wentworth, Westmoreland, Wilmot, Winchester, Woodstock

Katherine Harake
Executive Council District 3

Katherine Harake of Hampton supports the full range of reproductive health care services - including safe, legal abortion and will protect and defend funding for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and all providers who are in the NH Family Planning Program. By contrast, her opponent, incumbent Councilor Janet Stevens has voted to defund Planned Parenthood of Northern New England every chance she had - including four times in the last year.

District 3 communitiesAtkinson, Brentwood, Chester, Danville, Derry, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Greenland, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Pelham, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Raymond, Rye, Salem, Sandown, Seabrook, South Hampton, Stratham, Windham

Kevin Cavanaugh
Executive Council District 4

Senator Kevin Cavanaugh of Manchester has consistently supported access to the full range of reproductive health care services - including safe, legal abortion - in his time in the state Senate. He cosponsored bills to expand access to abortion care and keep abortion legal by putting Roe v. Wade into state law. As a councilor, he will protect and defend funding for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and all providers who are in the NH Family Planning Program. In contrast, his opponent, incumbent Councilor Ted Gatsas, has spent his entire career working to make our communities less healthy. He has voted to defund Planned Parenthood of Northern New England every chance he had - including 4 times in the last year. He also voted to deny access to emergency contraception for sexual assault survivors, and he has voted to oppose HIV prevention programs and treatment for AIDS patients.  (State of New Hampshire Senate Journal, 3/29/07

District 4 communitiesAllenstown, Auburn, Barnstead, Barrington, Bedford, Candia, Chichester, Deerfield, Epsom, Goffstown, Hooksett, Lee, Londonderry, Loudon, Manchester, Northwood, Nottingham, Pembroke, Pittsfield, Strafford

Shoshanna Kelly
Executive Council District 5

Shoshanna Kelly of Nashua supports the full range of reproductive health care services - including safe, legal abortion and will protect and defend funding for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and all providers who are in the NH Family Planning Program. By contrast, her opponent, incumbent Councilor David Wheeler, has spent his entire career working to make our communities less healthy. He has voted to defund Planned Parenthood of Northern New England every chance he had, and supports a national agenda to push abortion out of reach entirely.

District 5 communitiesAmherst, Antrim, Bennington, Brookline, Deering, Dunbarton, Fitzwilliam, Francestown, Goshen, Greenfield, Greenville, Hillsborough, Hollis, Hudson, Jaffrey, Lempster, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, New Boston, New Ipswich, Richmond, Rindge, Stoddard, Swanzey, Temple, Troy, Washington, Weare, Wilton, Windsor

NH State Senate Endorsements

To find your state Senate district, click here.For New Hampshire Senate, PPNHAF PAC has endorsed: 

  • Senate District 1 - Edith Tucker
  • Senate District 2 - Kate Miller
  • Senate District 4 - David Watters
  • Senate District 5 - Suzanne Prentiss
  • Senate District 6 - Ruth Larson
  • Senate District 8 - Charlene Lovett
  • Senate District 9 - Matt McLaughlin
  • Senate District 10 - Donovan Fenton
  • Senate District 11 - Shannon Chandley
  • Senate District 12 - Melanie Levesque
  • Senate District 13 - Cindy Rosenwald
  • Senate District 15 - Becky Whitley
  • Senate District 16 - June Trisciani
  • Senate District 17 - Christine Tappan
  • Senate District 18 - Donna Soucy
  • Senate District 20 - Lou D’Allesandro
  • Senate District 21 - Rebecca Perkins Kwoka
  • Senate District 22 - Wayne Haubner
  • Senate District 23 - Brenda Oldak
  • Senate District 24 - Debra Altschiller

 

2022 House and Senate Scorecards

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and, in turn, the loss of the federal constitutional right to an abortion, the future of abortion access now depends upon the state legislature.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • "How do I check that I am registered to vote?"
  • "How do I register to vote in New Hampshire?"
    • You can register to vote any time during business hours at your City or Town Clerk’s office. Additionally, New Hampshire law allows same-day voter registration at your polling location. And remember: you can register to vote as soon as you move to your community.
  • "How do I find my polling location?"
  • "How do I find out who is running for office?"
    • The easiest way is to look at the sample ballots for your local races at your Town or City Clerk’s office or on their website. Remember: for the State Primary on September 13, there are two different ballots, based on political party. To see all of the candidates in advance of the Primary, review both ballots. 
  • "I heard that the New Hampshire maps changed for Executive Council, state Senate, and state representatives. How do I find out what my new districts are?"
  • "Where can I see a sample ballot?"
    • You can view a sample ballot on the “Sample Ballot” page of the NH Secretary of State's website.

Paid for by Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Lucy Karl, Treasurer, 18 Low Ave., Concord, NH 03301.