Record Number of Democrats File to Represent Rockingham County in November

Historic Numbers Show Enthusiasm for Democrats’ Plans to Make Health Care More Affordable, Protect the Environment, and Improve our Schools

June 24, 2020 - Portsmouth, N.H. –

Today, the Rockingham County Democratic Committee announced that a record 114 Democrats filed to run for county and state positions that will be on the ballot in Rockingham County on November 3, 2020.  Nine Democrats filed to run for State Senate, 92 for State Representative, five for Executive Council, and eight for the Rockingham County government. 

“The historic number of Democrats running in Rockingham County shows how much enthusiasm there is across the electorate for the solutions Democrats have proposed from making health care more affordable, to protecting the environment, to improving our schools.  That there will be a Democrat running for every position on the ballot in Rockingham County in November is a huge achievement for every Rockingham County Democrat,” said Larry Drake, chair of the Rockingham County Democratic Committee.  “I want to thank all the candidates for stepping up at this critical time in our country’s history.  I also want to thank everyone who recruited candidates, especially the Town Democratic Chairs who did the heavy lifting in their towns.”

There will be contested Democratic primaries in several districts, namely: State Senate District 21; State Representative Districts 25 and 30; Executive Council Districts 3 and 4; and Rockingham County Commissioner District 1.

“The historic number of Democrats running in Rockingham County is a clear sign that Granite Staters from Salem to Northwood, from Londonderry to Hampton have had enough of Donald Trump, Chris Sununu, and Republicans who have broken promises and pushed schemes that put special interests first and Granite Staters last,” said Ray Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  “Granite Staters in Rockingham County are ready to support Democrats up and down the ticket who are fighting for affordable health care, public schools, and to protect our environment and create a clean energy future.”