Here are the candidates running for office in Portsmouth

12 vying for Town Council, five for District 11 State Senate seat

Posted 6/30/22

PORTSMOUTH — Seven Democrats, four Republicans and one Independent have thrown their hats into the ring for the Portsmouth Town Council race this year.

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Here are the candidates running for office in Portsmouth

12 vying for Town Council, five for District 11 State Senate seat

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — Seven Democrats, four Republicans and one independent candidate have thrown their hats into the ring for the Portsmouth Town Council race this year.

There will also be five candidates running for State Senate District 11, which is being vacated by a retiring Sen. James Seveney.

Local candidates had until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, to declare their intention of running. Independent candidates will not participate in the primaries. They will be collecting signatures to be on the November ballot.

Here’s the full list of candidates. Incumbents (whether they were previously elected or appointed to fill a vacancy on their respective committee) are marked by an asterisk (*).

Town Council

Daniela T Abbott (D)*

Kevin M Aguiar (D)*

Warren L. Caldwell III (I)

Michael DiPaola (I)

David M Gleason (R)

Timothy E. Grissett (D)

Keith Hamilton (R)*

Leonard B Katzman (D)*

Charles Levesque (D)

Sharlene Patton (R)

Juan Carlos Payero (D)

J. Mark Ryan (D)*

Stephen Joshua Zolnik (R)

School Committee

Sondra Blank*

Frederick W. Faeber II*

Isabelle Kelly*

Emily E. Skeehan

General Assembly

Senate District 11

Note: In this week’s (June 30) issue of The Portsmouth Times, a report that there will be a three-way Democrat primary for State Senate District 11 is incorrect. One of the candidates, Andrew Kelly, previously ran as a Democrat for Town Council and School Committee, but has decided to run as an independent for Senate in this election.

Matthew A. Chappell (D)

Andrew V. Kelly (I)

Kenneth J. Mendonca (R)

Mario J Teixeira (I)

Linda L. Ujifusa (D)

House District 72

Terri-Denise Cortvriend (D)*

House District 71

Michelle McGaw (D)*

Kobe J. Taylor (I)

House District 69

Susan Donovan (D)*

Robert O'Neill (R)

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