2019 Slate of Nominees

The Committee on Nominations is pleased to present the Slate of Candidates for the Plymouth Area Democrats 2019 Board of Officers. Elections will be conducted on March 27, 2019.  Nominations from the floor will be accepted at this meeting, prior to the election.

Mike Machanic
Vice Chair

Mike Machanic and his wife Abby have lived in Campton for 7 years this fall with their two amazing kids, Myles and Madison, and dog, Bruschi. Mike is currently the Democrat Town Chair for Campton and a founding member of the Campton Forward, whose aim is to bring Progressive values to the local community of Campton. Mike works from home as a head hunter for the outdoor and athletic industries. Mike was active in organizing the fight for equality and justice from a young age. In 8th grade, he started a lunch group aimed at addressing issues of race and gender equality. In high school, he was founding member of the school’s Gay Straight Alliance and Race Relations groups. He graduated from American University in DC with a Degree in Justice, Law, & Society. At American, he was on the Sexual Assault Steering Committee and participated in several direct actions and marches against the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

As PAD Vice Chair, Mike’s role leading the events program has brought in nationally recognized speakers and exciting programming. He was an active volunteer in both the 2016 and 2018 campaigns.

Paul Phillips
Treasurer

Paul carried his first totem at age 4 on his father’s union picket line and has been hooked on politics ever since. A native of Boston, Paul lived in Vermont for 10 years before moving to Plymouth with his wife Rebecca Noel in 2004. Paul was Vice Chair of Plymouth Area Democrats from 2010-12 and Chair in 2012-13. He served as the Town Democratic Chair in Plymouth from 2013-2017. He chaired the Town of Plymouth Energy Commission from 2010-13 and chaired the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission from 2014-18. Paul is an attorney in private practice.

Estee Cuddihy
Publicity Officer

Estée is a 16 year resident of New Hampshire and currently lives in Rumney with her spouse and two young children. Estée’s fervor for community activism has influenced how she approaches life; with sensitivity and compassion, and has catapulted her into a career as a family advocate. The work that Estée does with Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has sent her all over the state aiding low-income families in finding access to nutrition, health services and breastfeeding support. In addition to the work that she does with WIC, Estée is also grateful for the volunteer opportunities she as a leader with La Leche League of Maine and New Hampshire. As a the youngest La Leche League Leader in the region, Estée hosts 3 free monthly breastfeeding support groups in addition to her role as on the Area Team as the Area Conference Coordinator, responsible for hosting and organizing the Area’s Annual Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference which offers education and resources for mothers, families and health professionals.

Estée is looking forward to being more active in the Plymouth Area Democrats and believes that her unique experiences will benefit the organization and the community she adores being involved in.

Sarah Daniels-Campbell
Technology Officer

Sarah Daniels-Campbell, a lifelong Democrat, is a freelance graphic designer, web developer, and photographer. She has resided in NH since 2003. Sarah’s commitment to advocacy and public service began in earnest 19 years ago, after the premature birth of her second daughter, born 15 weeks early and weighing just over 1 pound, and the loss of her family’s healthcare the day after that birth. Navigating the complicated maze of bureaucracy in order to secure medical services inspired Sarah to form an international non-profit online support organization for families of preemies. This led to her election to the Board of the National Perinatal Association, serving as the parent representative. As a member of that Board, Sarah helped lobby Congress to enact the PREEMIE Act (P.L.109-450), a bill championed by the March of Dimes.

Sarah has used her 1st term on PAD’s Board to create broad-reaching, cross-generational platforms to spread the message of the Plymouth Area Democrats, grow participation and further the values of the Democratic Party.

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