Candidates Night – Tuesday, March 3; 7-9  pm; Amherst Town Hall

The Southern NH Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host the Eighth Annual Amherst Candidates Night at the Amherst Town Hall on Tuesday, March 3 from 7 to 9  pm.  (In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date is Thursday, March 5.) All candidates who have filed and are running for an Amherst school or town office will receive an invitation to participate.  Questions contact Liz Overholt at  liz@theoverholts.net

The evening gives the public an opportunity to meet candidates and hear their positions on issues. There will also be time for questions. The public may watch it live or later at  https://amherstnh.viebit.com/. Election Day is held on Tuesday, March 10 at  Souhegan  High School from 6 am to 8  pm.

The following candidates have filed:

TOWN  offices – three year terms unless noted

1 Selectman – *Thomas Grella

1 Moderator – two years – *Stephen W. Coughlan

1 Town Clerk – *Nancy A. Demers

2 Zoning Board members – *James Ramsay – *Charles A. Vars

1 Trustee of Trust Funds – Michael Parisi

2 Library Trustees – Lucienne Foulks – *Nancy J. Head

1 Supervisor of Checklist – 6 years – *Donella Hodgkins

1 Cemetery Trustee – Francis Beaudoin -*Marie Grella

AMHERST SCHOOL DISTRICT – all three year terms

2 School Board members – *Terri Behm -Joshua Conklin – *John Glover

1 Moderator – *Nathaniel Jensen

1 Treasurer – *Catherine Jo Butler

1 Clerk – *Catherine Jo Butler


2 School Board members from Amherst – *Amy Facey       Stephanie Grund – Tony Labranche – Christine Peters

* Incumbent

AAUW’s focus is equity and education for women and girls.  Founded in 1881,  AAUW  advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.  AAUW  is a non-partisan non-political organization that never endorses candidates or specific parties. Questions about the organization  contact Gail Agans at  gbagans@gmail.com. For membership information contact Diana Owen at 603-673-7841.