|Chair: Representative Skip Cleaver
Skip has lived in Nashua since 1975, first in Ward 2 and more recently in Ward 8. He is a Marine Corps veteran, and holds a B.S. in Political Science and History, and an MBA, specializing in International Business. Skip grew up in western Pennsylvania and is a life long Democrat.
Skip was Managing Editor of the online running magazine Cool Running.com before retiring in early 2016 to run for State Representative. He has been a coach for track and cross-country as well as wrestling.
Skip is a charter member of the Gate City Striders Running Club. He served several terms as Club President and was elected to the Gate City Striders Hall of Fame. He directs and administers road races throughout the region.
|First Vice Chair: Michael Pedersen:
Michael Pedersen lives in Ward 5 and is actively engaged in promoting Democratic candidates and ideals at the local through national levels. He has been an active participant within the NDCC since 2010.
Deidre Reynolds *
|Secretary: Representative Sue Newman:
Sue has lived in Nashua since 1981, and is originally from Rochester, New York. She and her husband have 3 grown children and 6 Grandchildren. She’s been a Ward 2 Selectman, PTO President, and served 8 years on the Nashua Board of Education. She’s serving her first term as a NH State Representative from Ward 2, and is on the Public Works & Highways Committee. (Blue is one of her favorite colors ….as in working to keep NH Blue!)
|At-Large Delegates:||Dave Tencza, Linda Harriott-Gathright, JoAnne St. John, Gary Hoffman|
|Dave Tencza was chair of the NDCC from 2011 to early 2017. During his time as chair, Nashua Democrats won a majority of legislative seats from Nashua in each state election from 2012 through 2016 and contributed to the election of the Nashua first Democratic mayor in recent memory.
Dave was just elected as an Alderman At Large in the November election.
|Linda Harriott-Gathright served as NDCC Secretary for many years. She is a former State Representative for Ward 9 and is currently running for Alderman. Linda has always been involved in the community.
Served in the Criminal Justice Committee and Budget Committee for Hillsborough County Former NH Commissioner for the Status of Women. Trustee of New Fellowship Baptist Church Nashua, NH. Treasurer of Tri-State Baptist Convention.
Background in writing contracts for third party vendors as well as writing processes and procedures for then new technology (DSL, Fiber)
Served on many boards and co-founder of several community organizations. Linda has managed teams of 4-240 personnel.
36 years of community service as an advocate for civil rights and justice.
Linda was just elected as Ward 9 Alderman in the November election.
JoAnne St. John
Ward officials and additional at-large board members are identified below. “At-large” members vote on policy issues (such as spending, changes to the constitution and bylaws, etc).