As the lead Community Organizer in the 2016 campaign, I ran two campaign offices in Exeter, with one other staff member and dozens of active volunteers. I was the organizer with the highest number of active volunteers in the state, and welcomed many high-level surrogates to our offices. We ran a bold and efficient operation through and beyond Election Day.
The voting results showed that Democratic turnout was up 6% in the area I was organizing — canvassing and turnout goals were exceeded. We successfully elected all four Democratic state reps and we overwhelmingly won the the town of Exeter for all Democratic candidates, and contributed to the statewide hard-fought, narrow-margin New Hampshire victories for Hillary Clinton, Maggie Hassan and Carol Shea Porter.
Exeter was also honored to host Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine in October, and as the organizer of that town, I introduced him, rallying the hundreds of visitors to get involved with a rousing field pitch. In addition to hosting Gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern and several visits from Senate candidate and then-Governor Maggie Hassan, my office hosted campaign surrogates including Stephanie Schriock (EMILY’s List), Kristin Davis (actor, Sex in the City), Senator Jeanne Shaheen, former NH House Speaker Terie Norelli, RI Governor Gina Raimondo, MA State Senator Seth Moulton, Billy Shaheen, Stefany Shaheen and US Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.