Supporters and Endorsers
My campaign for NHDP Chair represents a broad coalition of voices in our state – from elected leaders, to longstanding activists, to voices from NH’s next generation – and I’m humbled and encouraged to bring their perspective and aspirations with me to build a stronger, more resilient, bigger-tent party for our State’s future.
Statement from State Senators Becky Whitley and Rebecca Perkins Kwoka endorsing Emmett Soldati for Chair of the NH Democratic Party “Our party draws its strength from its people—each and every one of us. When we engage with people on the impact of policy in their...
Sue Prentiss, State Senator District 5
Susan Almy, Grafton 13, State Rep.
Josh Adjutant, Grafton 17 State Rep., Task Force Member
Eamon Kelley, Coös 3 State Rep.
Ed Butler, Former Carroll 7 State Rep., Task Force Member
Kenneth Grossman, Former Stafford 4 State Rep.
Jenn Alford-Teaster, Candidate State Senate District 8
Claudia Istel, Sullivan County Democratic Committee Treasurer
Kathleen O’Donnell, Cheshire County Democratic Committee Vice Chair
Sean Lewis, Rockingham Democratic Committee At-Large
Kimberly Gillis, Epsom Town Committee to Elect Democrats
Stan Freeda, Farmington Democratic Committee Chair
Mo Baxley, Former NHDP Vice Chair
Conor Hill, Cheshire County Committee At-Large
Brian Bresnahan, Coös County Democratic Committee Chair
Jane Brickett, Coös County Democratic Committee Treasurer
Charlie Cotton, Coös County Democratic Committee At-Large
Knute Ogren, Carroll County Democratic Committee Chair
Pat Pustell, Carroll County Democratic Committee Secretary
Erik Corbett, Carroll County Democratic Committee At-Large
Caroline Nesbitt, Carroll County Committee At-Large
John Streeter, Sullivan County Democratic Committee Vice Chair
Isaac Epstein, Strafford County Democratic Committee Secretary
Walter King, Strafford County & Dover Democratic Committee
David Holt, Strafford County Democratic Committee At-Large
Sue Veal, Strafford County Democratic Committee At-Large
Pat Gingrich, Strafford County Democratic Committee At-Large
Betsey Phillips, Northern Grafton County Democratic Committee Co-Chair
Ann Garland, Grafton County Democratic Committee Secretary
Martha Richards, Grafton County Committee At-Large
Karen Day, Hillsborough County Democratic Committee Treasurer
Trudy Morgan, Hillsborough County Democratic Committee Secretary
Sabina Chen, Hillsborough County Democratic Committee At-Large
Roger Lessard, Hillsborough County Democratic Committee Chair
Gwen Whitbeck, Hillsborough Democratic Committee At-Large
Sabina Chen, Hillsborough County Democratic Committee At-Large
Christie West, Hillsborough County Democratic Committee At-Large
Kermit Williams, Hillsborough County Democratic Committee At-Large
Katy Cutshall, Hillsborough County Committee At-Large
Bill Bryk, Hillsborough County Antrim Democratic Committee
Kerry Clock, Merrimack County Committee At-Large
Janice Kelble, Merrimack County Democratic Committee At-Large
Jennifer Buck, Merrimack County Democratic Committee At-Large
Eric Rasmussen, Hillsborough County Democratic Committee, Vice-Chair
Jim Verschueren, Dover Democratic Committee Chair
Shaun Filiault, Keene Democratic Committee Chair
Alejandro Urrutia, Hudson Democratic Committee Chair, Former candidate for Hillsborough 37
Lisa DeMio, Kilkenny/Lancaster Democratic Committee Chair
Deb Bacon Nelson, Hanover/Lyme Democratic Committee Chair
Janet Breslin-Smith, Salem Democratic Committee Chair
Liz Kosta, Plaistow Democratic Committee Chair
Beth Nelson, Derry Democratic Committee Chair
Heidi Nelson, Stratham Democratic Committee Chair
Sarah Steinberg Heller, Peterborough Democratic Committee Chair
Nikki Fordey, Litchfield Democratic Committee Chair
Michael DiTomasso, Raymond Democratic Committee Chair
Dawna Pidgeon, Enfield Democratic Committee Chair
Kate Delfino, Atkinson Democratic Committee Chair
Carlos Cordona, Laconia Democratic Committee Chair
Karen Dewey, Newport Democratic Town Chair
Bill Secord, Upper Valley Democratic Committee Secretary
Martin Goulet, Director, Amherst Democratic Committee
Doreen Robertson, Bennington Democratic Committee Chair
Ruth Larson, Alton Democratic Committee Chair
Jeffrey Dickler, Rindge Democratic Committee Chair
Claire Helfman, Hollis Democratic Committee Former Chair
Lindsey Maziarz, Barrington Democratic Committee
Becky Whitley, State Senator District 15
Rebecca Perkins Kwoka, State Senator District 21
Cassandra Levesque, Strafford 4 State Rep.
Cam Kenney, Strafford 6 State Rep.
Tony Lebranche, Hillsborough 22 State Rep., 2020 Democratic Delegate, DNC Convention
Martha Hennessy, Sullivan County, Former State Senator
Andru Volinsky, Former Executive Councilor, Former Gubernatorial Candidate
Mark Fernald, Former State Senator & Gubernatorial Democratic Nominee
Wendy Thomas, Former Hillsborough 21 State Rep.
Kathy Stack, Former Hillsborough 21 State Rep.
Tim Josephson, Former Grafton 11 State Rep.
Chuck Townsend, Former Grafton 11 State Rep.
Hon. John Lewis, Former Justice NH Superior Court
- Steven Rand, Former Grafton 8 State Rep.
Jill Shaffer Hammond, Former Hillsborough 24 State Rep.
Eileen Ehlers, Former Merrimack 9 State Rep.
Claudia Istel, Candidate Sullivan 8 State Rep.
Jackie Chretien, Hillsborough 42 State Rep.
Catherine Sofikitis, Hillsborough 34 State Rep.
Nicole Klein Knight, Hillsborough 11 State Rep.
Maria Perez, Hillsborough 23 State Rep.
Cecilia Rich, Strafford 18 State Rep.
Jeffrey Salloway, Strafford 5 State Rep.
Sherry Frost, Strafford 16 State Rep.
Ariel Oxaal, Strafford 15 State Rep.
Wendy Chase, Strafford 18 State Rep.
Chuck Grassie, Strafford 11 State Rep.
Amanda Toll, Cheshire 16 State Rep.
Joe Schapiro, Cheshire 16 State Rep.
Lucius Parshall, Cheshire 10 State Rep.
Art Ellison, Merrimack 27 State Rep.
Christy Bartlett, Merrimack 19 State Rep.
George Sykes, Sullivan 13 State Rep.
Brian Sullivan, Sullivan 1 State Rep.
Joyce Weston, Grafton 8 State Rep.
Mark Brave, Strafford County Sheriff
Palana Belken, Rochester City Councilor
Crystal Paradis, Somersworth City Councilor, Vice Chair of Somersworth Democratic Committee
Randy Filiault, Keene City Councilor
Jonathan Weinberg, Concord School Board
Natalie Quevedo, Candidate Cheshire 13 State Rep & Activist
Elizabeth Crooker, Candidate Hillsborough 25 State Rep.
Liza Draper, Candidate Sullivan 25 State Rep.
Rachel Cisto, Hillsborough State Rep. Candidate
Leah Plunkett, Executive Council Candidate
Maria Finnigan, NH Young Democrats Fundraising Coordinator
Erica DeVries, 2020 Democratic Delegate, DNC Convention
Krishna Desai, 2020 Democratic Delegate, DNC Convention
Heather Stockwell, 2020 Democratic Delegate, DNC Convention
Sebastian Fuentes, 2020 Democratic Delegate DNC Convention, Latino Activist
Chris Liquori, 2020 Democratic Delegate, DNC Convention
Jim Smith, Delegate 2020 Democratic National Convention
Robin Vogt, New Hampshire Progressive Coalition, Vice Chair
Susan Mathison, Local Activist, Holderness
Paula Aarons, Gilsum, Owner of Core Consciousness
Griffin Sinclair-Wingate, Co-Director of New Hampshire Youth Movement
Josie Pinto, Political Director of New Hampshire Youth Movement
Linds Jakows, Political Organizer, Dover
Amy Hathaway, Monadnock Rights and Democracy
Brandon Lemay, Former NHDP Organizer
Cassie Radziewicz, Artist and Activist, Manchester
Leah Cohen, Democratic Organizer, Moltonborough
Susan Hay, Democratic Activist, Keene
Eric Schildge, Democratic Activist, Hampton
Maddie DeSantis, Democratic Activist, Somersworth
Hillary Ballantine, Democratic Activist, Keene
Joel Iwaskiewicz, Democratic Activist, Epping
Laura Iwaszkiewicz, Democratic Activist, Epping
Aly McKnight, Amherst
John Tuthill, Acworth
Thom Flynn, Strafford
Michele Chalice, Keene
Jo Ann Duffy, Goffstown
Melinda MacInnis, Goffstown
Susan Richman, Durham
Skip Berrien, Exeter
Anne Dowling, Canterbury
Nancy Fraher, Chichester
Joshua Lambert, Claremont
Matt Mooshian, Claremont
Alice Nye, Concord
Mary Heslin, Concord
Matt Potter, Concord
Ann Podlipny, Chester
Shad Christopoulos, Dover
Sharon Lehman, Barrington
Clifton West Jr, Barrington
Helina Josephson, Canaan
Martha Rich, Enfield
Carleigh Beriont, Hampton
Hannah Madden, Rye
Victoria Bram, Hopkinton
Melissa Rigazio, IIDA, Portsmouth
Robin Schnell, Portsmouth
Dr. Linda Upham-Bornstein, Lancaster
Darla Bruno, Lebanon
Kathy Slade, Plaistow
Ian Opolski, Plaistow
Candace Moulton, BSN, RN, Manchester
Bill Stelling, Manchester
Bill Siroty, Manchester
Marcus Ponce de Leon, Manchester
Jonathan Edward Cross, Manchester
June Trisciani, Manchester
Matt Coker, Meredith
Jessica Wheeler Russell, Penacook
Bill Marshall, Sanbornville
Emerson Doiron, Somersworth
Bev Cotton, Weare
Len Cadwallader, Hanover
Luis Aranzabal, Milford
Peter Gair, Jefferson
Charles Fanning, Exeter
Pat Yosha, Exeter
Annie Robbins, Sanbornville
Mary deGozzaldi, Westmoreland
Deirddra Limoges, Keene
Dave Kirkpatrick, Anrtrim
Jim Murphy, Keene
Vernon Thornblad, Keene
D’Vorah Kelley, Keene
Jared Sullivan, Bethlehem
Mary Ewell, Spofford
Hailey Mackey, Westmoreland
Sierran Lucey, Portsmouth
Brendan Connelly, Somersworth
Paul Matthew Goodwin, Somersworth
- Zanes Garen, Gilmanton
Wayne Goldner, MD., Bedford
Lucy Crichton, Concord
Kent Hackman, Andover
In 2020, I ran for Executive Council, District 2 in New Hampshire. I was proud to have the support and endorsement of so many leaders, activists, and community members that want to lift up all communities of NH. Below are the names of leaders and organizations that endorsed my campaign for Executive Council.
Senator David Watters
Endorsement video with Senator David Watters, NH State Senator, District 4 (Dover, Rochester, Rollinsford, Somersworth)
Endorsement video with The Honorable Amelia Keane, Former NH State Representative & Former President of New Hampshire Young Dems
And all of these Proud Townies:
Senator David Watters NH State Senator District 4 (Barrington, Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth)
The Honorable Amelia Keane Former NH State Representative; Past President, New Hampshire Young Democrats
Jackie Cilley, Former NH State Senator, NH State Representative, NH Gubernatorial Candidate
Representative Ed Butler, NH State Representative
Representative Manny Espitia, NH State Representative
Representative Sam Fox, NH State Representative
Representative Sherry Frost, NH State Representative
Representative Greg Indruk, NH State Representative
Representative Cam Kenney, NH State Representative
Representative Nicole Klein, NH State Representative
Representative Cassie Levesque, NH State Representative
Representative Cecilia Rich, NH State Representative
Representative Tim Smith, NH State Representative
Representative Matt Wilhelm, NH State Representative
The Honorable Isaac Epstein, Former NH State Representative; President, Tri-City Young Democrats
Councilor Palana Belken, Rochester City Councilor
Councilor Crystal Paradis, Somersworth City Councilor
Matt Newland, NH Labor leader
Megan Arsenault, Concord
Mary Boisse, Somersworth
Emma Bovill, Repro Freedom Activist
Dakota Britton-Barrows, Dover
Melanie Burger, Dover
Billy Butler, Somersworth
Carlos Cardona, Laconia Dems Chair & LGBTQ+ Activist
James Costigan, Trans Activist Rochester
Kim Cummings, Somersworth
Maddie DeSantis, Somersworth
Sarah Duclos, Barrington
Susan Esthera, Founder, Outreach Events
Rita Fluxx, Drag Performer
Maggie Fogarty, Immigration Rights Activist
Kenny Frasch, Business Owner
Lauren Garza, Dover
Paul Goodwin, Somersworth
Krystal Hicks, Portsmouth (Small Business Coalition Chair)
Mallory Hubbard, Dover
Linds Jakows, Activist, Freedom NH
Aislinn Kalob, Dover
Chloé LaCassé, Educator/Activist
Jas LaFond, Social Justice Activist
Angie Lane, Concord
Annie LeBlanc, Somersworth
Emmett LeBlanc, Trans Rights Activist
Kelso McNaught, Queer Bookseller
Li Monade, Teen Drag Performer
Matt Mooshian, Rural Outright Founder
Alison Murphy, LGBTQ+ Activist
Ariel Oxaal, Dover, Candidate for State Rep.
Crystal Paradis, Somersworth City Councilor
Jes Paradis, Somersworth
John Shea, Educator + Education Activist
Gemma Soldati, Somersworth
Peter Starkey, Keene (Keene Coalition Chair)
Bob Stein, Concord
Raya Sunshine, Teen Drag Performer
Veronika T, Teen Drag Performer
Emily Tressa (Fishbaugh), Trans Youth Activist
Jesselyn Viam, Teen Drag Performer
Steph Whitehouse, Dover
Tri-City Indonesian Community Leaders for Emmett
Reverend Sandra Pontoh, Immigration rights activist
Raude Raychel, President, Indonesian Community Connection (ICC)
Dr. Titin Atmadja
Pastor Jelti Pendeta
Pastor Michael Lapian
Ardina Henny South
Didi Tewuh William
Erna Wati William
Photos from Malam Bersama Emmett Soldati – Calon Dewan Gubernur New Hampshire (English Translation: Indo Night with Emmett Soldati)
Photo from #ProudTownie launch party 2/19/20
Born (1988) and raised in Somersworth, NH, Emmett Soldati graduated from the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY; attended Emerson College; and graduated from York University, Toronto (summa cum laude), before receiving his Masters in Cultural Studies from London School of Economics (2011).
Returning home in 2011, Soldati opened Teatotaller; while also working for an international weather data company, Weather Analytics, now Athenium Analytics, a DC-based firm with a large work force in Dover. As an off-shoot of that, Soldati also works for an international nonprofit, Farmers First Africa, to support climate knowledge and food security for subsistence farmers.
He is the son of Lincoln Soldati, former: Strafford County Attorney, Mayor of Somersworth and candidate for US Congress; and Kathleen Soldati, former: Executive Director of League of NH Craftsmen and Portsmouth Historical Society, Director of Marketing at The Music Hall, now with CrossCurrent Communications.