Update: Thanks to those who came from Salem to cheer me on! And, thanks to all of those who voted for me. I am humbled and honored to have been elected, and am pleased to be serving now as an At-Large member of the Rockingham County Democrats’ Executive Board!

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On Monday, May 8, Rockingham County Democrats will gather at 7:00 at the Exeter Inn (90 Front Street, Exeter) to vote for four officers, and fourteen At-large members of the Executive Committee for the next two years. Any registered Democrat who lives in Rockingham County is eligible to vote.

Two nominees come from Salem: Beth Roth is currently uncontested for the Vice Chair position, and I am one candidate amongst many for one of the At-Large seats on the Executive Committee.

As an At-Large member of the Executive Committee, I will work to bring the needs of Salem and other Western Rockingham County towns to the attention of the County Committee, and work with both the Town and County Committees to meet those needs.

Salem has more Democrats than any other municipality in the County, except for the city of Portsmouth, and, has the most registered voters, except for Derry. Salem is one of just five Rockingham County towns that are not in Congressional District One. The Salem Democratic Town Committee is growing and thriving. We need representation on the County Committee. Beth and I would appreciate your vote. Thank you.

Bonnie Wright — Qualifications for Rockingham County Democrats At Large Position

Occupation:
Retired
Former small business owner and business manager
Experience in bookkeeping and marketing
Former legal secretary (performed paralegal work)
Former private music teacher and teaching music substitute teacher

Committee experience
I have served on many committees, including:
Salem NH Farmers Market — Board of Directors
2014-15: Secretary
2017: Volunteer Coordinator
Salem Democratic Town Committee — Mover and shaker
Nomination Committee
Scholarship Committee
Participated in all major events since becoming involved in 2014
Rockingham County Democratic Committee — Regular attendee for the past 1.5 years

Grassroots organizer
Founder: NH Right to Know GMO
Co-Founder: Non-Toxic NH
Regular speaker, presenter

Earned respect from:

  • All ages: Millennials through seniors
  • Activists and community members
  • Representatives and Senators
  • Progressives and Democrats
  • Moderate Republicans and a few Libertarians

Legislative experience
 2013-14: Worked closely with Rep. Maureen Mann on HB660

  • NH Reps said that this bill had more phone calls than any bill in memory
  • Lost House vote by only 23 votes.

2016: Followed recommendation from Salem DemsFound a local rep to sponsor HB1674.

  • Found a local rep to sponsor HB1674.Worked with Center for Food Safety to get the best language in the country
  • Worked with Center for Food Safety to get the best language in the countryWas the contact with Legislative Services, and actually submitted the language to LS.
  • Was the contact with Legislative Services, and actually submitted the language to LS.

2017: Working with Libertarian Rep on HB399

  • HB399 is a true bi-partisan bill.
  • I recruited one Salem Republican to co-sponsor, as the final and fifth Republican co-sponsor. (1 dropped out at last second)
  • I helped recommend and recruit five Democrats, including one senator, to co-sponsor.
  • HB399 is currently retained for Subcommittee study over this spring/summer.

Campaign experience

Salem NH Zoning Board of Adjustment

  • 2014: Appointed as an Alternate
  • 2016: Elected as a full member of the Board
  • 2017: Elected by Board Members to serve as Vice Chair
  • 2014 & 2016: GOTV canvassing, phone banking
  • NH House of Representatives

2016: Candidate. Endorsed by:

  • 2 teacher organizations, (NEA, AFT)
  • 2 labor organizations (SEA-SEIU, AFL-CIO)
  • 1 environmental organization (Sierra Club)
  • 1 environmental/social justice/political justice organization (Rights & Democracy)

2018: Candidate!