About Us


At 1,750 square miles, Grafton County is the second largest county in New Hampshire by area. Because of our unique geography, we are split into 4 regional committees; Mascoma Forward, Northern Grafton County Democrats, Plymouth Area Democrats and Upper Valley Democrats.

The Grafton County Democrats acts to support these dynamic regional committees by providing assistance in the recruitment of candidates, aiding in the development of robust town committees and amplifying the voice of our region at the state and local level.

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Our Board

Ann Garland, Chair, Lebanon
Thomas Oppel, Vice Chair, Canaan
Nancy Graham, Treasurer, Lebanon
Deb Reynolds, Secretary, Plymouth

Members at large:
Jordan Applewhite, Franconia
Steven Daly, Piermont
Deb Nelson, Hanover
Martha Rich, Enfield
Sheryl Shirley, Holderness
Jared Sullivan, Bethlehem

Regional Chairs:
Mascoma Forward: Dawna Pidgeon
Northern Grafton County Democrats: Sue Ford
Plymouth Area Democrats: Joyce Weston
Upper Valley Democrats: Karen Liot Hill

Constituency Caucuses

Stonewall Democrats – LGBTQ+ Democratic Organization working towards a more inclusive and united New Hampshire.

NHDP Veterans & Military Families – The NHDP Veterans and Military Families Caucus fights for common values from shared perspectives — advocating for the issues that matter to current and former service members and their families.

African American Democrats – A group of African American activists in the NHDP volunteering to increase the participation of the African American community within the electoral process and to support candidates of Color in running for public office.

NH AAPI Democrats – The NH Asian American & Pacific Islander Democrats are diverse, come from different cultural backgrounds, and are united in their shared purpose to advocate for AAPI communities and an anti-racist culture among the other NHDP caucuses.

Democratic Latino Caucus – The NH Democratic Latino Caucus aims to address national and international issues and the impact these policies have on the Hispanic community in New Hampshire. The function of the Caucus is to serve as a forum for the Hispanic community.

NH Women’s Caucus – The Women’s Caucus is a forum to connect New Hampshire’s women with the goal of providing networking opportunities, fostering collaboration through inclusivity, and being a gateway to action.

New Hampshire Young Democrats – The mission of NH Young Dems is to recruit, train, and help elect the next generation of progressive leaders in New Hampshire. NHYD works closely with NH College & High School Democrats to support, train, and mentor young people.