NH First Candidates 2022

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Running for New Hampshire Governor:

Karen Testerman – official website

Karen Testerman

Karen is a longtime advocate fighting for family values and rights.  She joined with a group of grass root activists who fought the introduction of Goals 2000 in New Hampshire to a standstill.  As Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research (a New Hampshire family policy organization she founded in 2000), she became the leading voice for the traditional family.  She led the fight on numerous family rights issues.  Karen is also the “go-to” person for national pro-family group activities in the State.  She is a recipient of the Family Research Council “Family Faith and Freedom” award and the Cornerstone Policy Research “William Wilberforce” award.  NH Magazine selected her as one of their “Remarkable Women,” and she received the national Smart Girl Politics “Engage” award.  She was awarded the Eagle Forum Eagle Award for New Hampshire, and was named the Nashua Area Federation of Republican Women Woman of the Year.  She was a Granite Award Finalist for the Knights of Columbus.  Karen has hosted weekly radio shows…“New Hampshire Policy and People,” “We Hold These Truths,” “The Karen Testerman Show,” and is a contributor to “The Chic Chattin Broadcasters,” all of which cover a variety of topics affecting the family, economics and our freedoms.  She is a columnist and author for the Daily Surge and the Boston Broadside.

Karen is the founder of three organizations, the NH Family Policy Council, Cornerstone Policy Research, and First Principles.   She has been a founding board member of several organizations, including the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies, Liberty Harbor Academy, and the NH Chapter of Smart Girl Politics.  Karen was honored to head a Rotary Group Study Exchange to Northern Germany.

Due to her involvement as a military wife, mother and daughter, Karen has visited all 50 states, lived in every region of the United States and abroad.

Running for New Hampshire Senator:

Don Bolduc – official website

Don Bolduc

General Bolduc enlisted in the United States Army and after achieving the rank of Sergeant, he attended Salem State University and joined the ROTC program. He graduated as Distinguished Military Graduate and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. This began what would be a heroic 33+ career in the Army Special Forces community.

During his time with the US Army, he commanded many of our nation’s most famous units during the Global War on Terror. He led one of the first groups in Afghanistan, riding in on horseback. He also led the 3rd Special Forces group in Operation Medusa, one of the most significant operations in the Afghanistan war. His unit was credited with the success of the operation, uprooting the Taliban’s tight grip in the Kandahar Province.

Bolduc also commanded the Combined Joint Special Operations component responsible for the Afghanistan Village Stability Operations, bringing training and development to key rural areas.

General Bolduc served on the Joint Staff in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Aide to the Secretary of the Army, routinely briefing high level government officials including members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and President of the United States.

Running for NH State Representative:

Belknap – Carroll – Cheshire – Coos – Grafton – Hillsborough – Merrimack – Rockingham – Straford – Sullivan

Jose Cambrils – Merrimack County District 4 Canterbury/Loudon – official website

Jose Cambrils

Jose’ was born in Victoria De Las Tunas, Cuba in 1960. He and his family immigrated (legally) to the United States in 1965 to escape from the Communist Castro regime. The family settled in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jose’ moved to New Hampshire in 1987, fell in love with this great State, and has been here ever since. He has lived in Pelham, Canterbury, Concord, Penacook, and now Loudon, NH.

He has been a life-long “Reagan” Republican since voting for the first time in the 1980 election. He has been very active in supporting local Republican candidates for NH State Rep. and NH State Senate seats.

Jose’ worked for Honeywell, Wang Labs, Cal-comp, Sanders Associates, Lockheed-Martin, and BAE Systems over the course of his 35-year career as an Engineer and Engineering Manager in the Commercial and Military Electronics business. He retired from BAE in September of 2015 at the age of 55. He has remained very active in local politics and in local community support. He is currently a volunteer member of the Board of Directors for the Gilmanton Winery, is also on the Directors Board for the Clough Pond Association in Loudon and is a proud long-time member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the American Numismatic Association (ANA). He was voted into the Merrimack County Republican Committee in September 2017, and he has been the Treasurer for the MCRC since then.

In 2020 Jose became the first Cuban refugee to hold high office in the State of New Hampshire when he was elected as NH State Rep. He is serving on the Science, Technology & Energy Committee. He is a member of the Freedom Caucus. He never missed a meeting or session, and has a 100% voting rating with the House Republican Alliance and the Liberty Alliance. He received the “General John Stark Protector of Freedom” Award from (Americans for Prosperity) in 2021.

Luanne David – __ County District __ – official website

Luanne David

Luanne David is a life long resident of Salem.  She is a dedicated and devoted mother of three, and grandmother of three; all are Salem residents.  She is the owner of Wish List Design Kitchen and Bath and has been a successful kitchen designer for over 20 years.  She holds two degrees in Business Management and Interior Design which she achieved while being a single mom.  She is accustomed to hard work as she’s has held two jobs for most of her adult life.  She will bring that drive and dedication to the people of Salem to promote an America First agenda in our state.