VOW makes campaign contributions to New Hampshire lawmakers who vote on the side of wildlife
Thanks to our supporters, Voices of Wildlife raised $1,630 to fund the campaigns of New Hampshire lawmakers who vote on the side of wildlife.
Below is the list of candidates who received a donation from VOW because of the support they have shown for legislation that would positively impact wildlife in New Hampshire.
While there are additional lawmakers who also deserve our gratitude, we believe the selected candidates, if elected, will be well positioned to help further our mission of making New Hampshire a more humane state for wildlife:
- Rep. Debra Altschiller (D-Stratham), candidate for the House — Co-sponsor of legislation to diversify the NH Fish and Game Commission.
- Rep. Efstathia Booras (D-Nashua), candidate for the House — Consistent supporter of animal-friendly legislation.
- Rep. Anita Burroughs (D-Glen), candidate for the House — Avid supporter of animal-protection legislation.
- Former Sen. Shannon Chandley (D-Amherst), candidate for the Senate — Compassionate lawmaker who helped pass the law that criminalizes the possession of animal fighting paraphernalia.
- Sen. James Gray (R-Rochester), candidate for the Senate — Dedicated lawmaker with a record of voting on the side of wildlife. He supported our first attempt to allow land posting with purple paint and opposed opening squirrel hunting year-round.
- Rep. Cam Kenney (D-Durham), candidate for the House — Steadfast supporter of animal-protection legislation, co-founder of the Animal Welfare Caucus, and prime sponsor of animal-protection legislation, including a bill to ban cat declawing.
- Rep. Kevin Pratt (R-Raymond), candidate for the House — Dedicated lawmaker who supported wildlife-friendly legislation on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.
- Rep. Ellen Read (D-Newmarket), candidate for the House — Resolute supporter of all animal-protection legislation, unrelenting voice for wildlife on the Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee, and prime sponsor of multiple wildlife bills, including making egregious cruelty to wildlife a crime, which she succeeded in getting passed into law.
- Rep. Terry Roy (R-Deerfield), candidate for the House — Principled lawmaker who championed wildlife-friendly legislation on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. He supported and worked with VOW and Rep. Read to pass land posting using purple paint. Much to the chagrin of his fellow hunters.
- Former Rep. Kathryn Stack (D-Merrimack), candidate for the House — A much-needed voice for wildlife on the Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee and co-sponsor of bill to diversify the Fish and Game Commission.
- Rep. Edith Tucker (D-Randolph), candidate for the Senate — Dedicated and strategic lawmaker who was the prime sponsor of a bill to end the capture of snowshoe hares for hunting dog training.
- Sen. Ruth Ward (R-Stoddard), candidate for the Senate — Co-sponsor of legislation to ease hunting pressure on coyotes.
- Sen. David Watters (D-Dover), candidate for the Senate — Accomplished lawmaker with a long record of sponsoring legislation to protect wildlife.
We wish these legislators success in their campaigns and hope to have the opportunity to work together in the upcoming legislative session to make New Hampshire a better place for wildlife.