About The New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women

The New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in New Hampshire. We are the Official New Hampshire Chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women. We received our National FRW Charter in 1944 and have been empowering women since then. Our State Federation consists of 7 clubs throughout New Hampshire and we are hard at work creating more clubs. Within the State Federation we have an Executive Board with leaders from across the state and an Advisory Board which consists of the Club Presidents and appointed chairs/directors (scroll down to meet everyone!)

Our Executive Board meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm. The Advisory Board meets quarterly.

View our Calendar for more opportunities to participate in the organization

When you join NHFRW you are also becoming a member of the National Federation of Republican Women and any club you choose to join! All of our local clubs have their own events, board meetings, member events and number of members within each club varies from 25 to over 200. Members of NHFRW are encouraged to attend any club meeting they find of interest or which works into their schedule. We understand that one size does not fit all and have the built in flexibility to need member's needs. In addition to promoting Republicans, community outreach is a major part of each clubs agenda. There are many ongoing and new programs benefiting from the dedication of NHFRW members. NHFRW Members range from College Republicans, New Hampshire Young Republicans and young professionals to mothers, grandmothers, small business owners and NH female State Representatives, Senators and Nationally known women. Whether you're new to politics, interested in running for office in NH or if you just simply want to create a lifetime network of like minded women of all ages - we encourage you to join our team.

Our State Federation holds several major events a year including a Christmas Party, fundraising events, Membership Kickoffs and events with top New Hampshire and National leaders. One of our largest events, for which we are known nationally is the Lilac Lunch usually held in the spring. We often host a nationally known speaker for this well attended event. Some of the speaker we have had in the past are Barbara Bush, George W. Bush, Lynne Cheney, Christine Todd Whitman, Governor Mitt Romney and Senator George Allen. We also many NHFRW Member Exclusive events including monthly meet-ups, networking events, education workshops, digital advertising and social media tools, civic engagement opportunities, membership discounts to events and much more!

Check out our calendar to view our events and follow us on Facebook: here and Twitter: here

The objectives of NHFRW as stated in our bylaws are:

  • To promote an informed public through education and political and social activity.
  • To increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.
  • To facilitate cooperation among the National (NFRW) and State Federations of Republican Women and the local clubs.
  • To foster loyalty to the Republican Party and to promote its principles and candidates in all elections, including non-partisan elections.
  • To support the objectives and policies of the Republican National Committee and the New Hampshire Republican State Committee.
  • To promote the principles of freedom, equality and justice on which the government of this country is founded.

Please contact us at: info@nhfrw.org

Scroll down to meet our NHFRW Executive Board and Advisory Board members of our leadership team! 

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Scroll down to meet our New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women Executive and Advisory Board leaders from across the Granite State! Interested in taking a leadership role at the state level? Email info@nhfrw.org

President -
Elizabeth Girard

Elizabeth is President of the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women and National Committeewoman for the New Hampshire Young Republicans. Elizabeth graduated the University of New Hampshire (2016) and is a filmmaker and voiceover artist. Elizabeth is thrilled to work alongside an incredible team of women in New Hampshire. Elizabeth is looking forward to connecting, supporting and empowering women in New Hampshire and across the country to use their voices, stand up for what they believe in and be successful.

1st Vice President -
Karen Testerman

Bio coming soon.

2nd Vice President -
Rep. Deb Hobson

Deborah L. Hobson is a State Representative for District 35in Seacoast New Hampshire.  The towns shere presents are Newton, East Kingston, Kensington and South Hampton. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home wife and mom, but now those kids are in college.  At the State House she serves on theRecreation, Resources and Development Committee and two water commissions.  She is a member of the Seacoast Republican Woman Club and recently became a board member of the New Hampshire Center for Constitutional Studies. She loves being a Representative and tries hard everyday to represent her district.  She is passionate about bringing women together with patriotic values that reflect love of country and self-reliance.  These principles are just a few that she hopes to share with women across the state in the NHFederation of Republican Women.

3rd Vice President -
Sandy Geisler

Bio coming soon.

4th Vice President -
Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin is a proud Republican woman because she loves freedom, God, and America. As a teenager when most of her friends were listening to music, she faithfully listened to Rush Limbaugh. For the past two years, she has served as President of the Greater Manchester Club and also prides herself as being an “Early Trump-er” signing up to volunteer the day after he announced his candidacy at a rally in Manchester. She has also served a term as a delegate to the State Convention and at the National Convention in 2020. Nicole is currently pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Leadership and believes women should be empowered leaders within their communities.

Recording Secretary-
Christine Peters

Christine is a former President of the NHFRW and is currently President of the Souhegan Valley FRW.

Assistant Recording Secretary - Jane Johnson

Jane is President of the Cheshire Republican Women's Club. Jane Johnson was born and raised in Ohio where she taught elementary grades in Ohio, MA, Mississippi and NH before retiring.After retirement, she served four terms in the NH House of Representatives. Since then, she has joined the Swanzey Conservation Commission, was elected the local Planning Board, appointed to SWRPC and the Advisory Board of Cheshire Co.UNH Extension. She resides in Swanzey, NH and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, the outdoors, music and lots of laughter!

Corresponding Secretary - Danielle Rieger

Danielle Rieger of Derry has been involved in NH politics since2008. After starting off as a volunteer for a local campaign she went on to be involved with and work on several campaigns and has been involved with her local Derry Republican Town Committee. In 2012, she attended and graduated from the Vesta Roy Series, and was The Rockingham County Co-Chair for Women for MittRomney Presidential Campaign. She served as the Women's Coalition Director for Marilinda Garcia for Congress in 2014 and in 2015 worked for CARLY for America as a Field Leader. She then worked for the RNC in NH as a Field Leader in 2016.She won the NH Young Republicans Gipper Award for 2017 and served as CampaignScheduler for Eddie Edwards for Congress in the Fall of 2018. Danielle was also elected in 2018 to be a Derry Republican Delegate to the NHGOP Convention and will serve as a NH Delegate for President Donald J. Trump at the 2020 RNCConvention. She loves her state and country and is passionate about electing hard working Republicans to serve in both areas to keep our individual freedoms and liberties and to keep taxes low.

Treasurer -
Donni Hodgkins

Donni has been active in theNHFRW since moving to New Hampshire in 2009.  She has served as President,Secretary, and Treasurer of SVRW and served on the NHFRW Board in several positions and is currently serving as Treasurer.  She is currently servingas one of the Amherst Supervisors of the Checklist, a position she has held for the past 4 years.  She is active in the Amherst Republican Committee, having served as Secretary.  She willingly volunteers and supports variousRepublican Candidates throughout the election seasons. 

Assistant Treasurer -
Bettie LaMontagne

Bio coming soon.

Director -
Nancy Elliot

Nancy Elliot is the most recent Past President of the NHFRW.

Director - Rep. Jeanine Notter

Representative Jeanine Notter is a Past President of the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women. Jeanine is currently the President of the Nashua Area FRW Club and serves on the NH House Leadership Team as the House Majority Whip.

Director -
Jennifer Loginov

Bio coming soon.

Seacoast Republican Women President -
Donna Slack

Bio coming soon.

Greater Salem FRW President - Tanya Donnelly

Tanya founded her own independent consultant company working with global industrial automation companies on digital transformation strategies and coaching leaders.  As a long time resident of Salem, mother and she also serve on the following boards: Area 2 Vice-Chair on the NH Executive Committee, President of The Greater Salem Federated Republican Women’s Club, Vice-Chair of the Salem GOP, Salem Budget Committee. She loves the Granite State because of the diverse activities you can do outdoors in every season with great people:  Ski, hiking, golfing, gardening, boating, barbecuing, dining out, to name a few.  She is a strong advocate for NH Advantage.

North Country FRW President - Terry McCarthy

Bio coming soon.

Americanism Chair - Anne Farrington

Before retiring in 2017, Anne managed billing, operations and customer service organizations for two Fortune 500 companies. After raising three children and living in New Jersey for 30 years, Anne and her husband moved to Keene, NH. Anne was never involved in politics prior to retirement but since moving to NH she has jumped right in. She is a member of the Cheshire Republican Women (Chair of their Finance Committee), Cheshire County Republican Committee, and recently became the Chair of the Keene City Republican Committee. Anne firmly believes in maintaining our liberties and upholding the constitution. She is learning a lot and is really looking forward to meeting more of the wonderful NHFRW members!

Armed Services & Veterans Chair - Lynne Blankenbeker

Lynne Blankenbeker is a nurse, attorney, Navy Captain, former NH State Representative and proud mother of Shannon, also an attorney. She has dedicated herself to caring for our Nation's warriors, their families, and Veterans for over 35 years. She supports our community as an Assistant County Attorney,  and our Nation both in uniform and working with Congress developing healthcare policy. Lynne is proud to be part of developing the women leaders in the GOP.

Bylaws Chair - Jane Lane

Bio coming soon

Campaigns & Elections Director - Virginia Drye

Virginia is Vice Chair of the Cheshire Republican Women's Club and former NHFRW Bylaws Chair. Virginia currently serves on the NHFRW Events Committee and helped organize the Votes for Women Picnic and the Pink Tea Party last year. Virginia registered to vote on her eighteenth birthday and cast her first vote for her mother. She is an active member of the Sullivan County GOP, New Hampshire Young Republicans, and NHFRW. Virginia ran in 2018 for State Representative and is again running in 2020! She is now pursuing a Bachelor of Science in History at Liberty University Online.

LEARN MORE ABOUT NHFRW CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS: CLICK HERE

Caring for America Chair - Alexandria Knox

Bio coming soon.

Chaplain - Susan Parker

Bio coming soon.

Community Engagement Director - Kate Day

2019 to present- Special appointee to the NHGOP Chair for Town Committees, Delegate for Donald Trump to RNC Convention 2020,Cheshire County Republican Committee Chair- 2013 to 2017, Graduate of the Vesta Roy Excellence in Public Service Series, Member of Cheshire Republican Women's Club (NHFRW),
Norris Cotton Award-2016  Born in Nashville, TN,  moved to Spofford, NH 2005 by way of VA, TX and WA. Married to Randall, mother to Julia and Patrick.  
Professional life- chemist, bacteriologist, environmental specialist. Volunteer as adult literacy tutor, Chesterfield Lion’s Club, Civil Discourse group, Red Cross, Spofford Lake Association.
We must win to govern.
We win by persuading voters.  
In governing, Republican values of individual freedom and personal responsibility can shine and work for all.

LEARN MORE ABOUT NHFRW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: CLICK HERE

Historian - Laurie Jasper

Laurie refers to herself as a “career volunteer.” Born and raised in Andover, MA, she met her husband Shawn Jasper due to politics. Their mutual friend, the late Marilyn Campbell (Shawn’s seat mate in the NH House at the time) introduced them! Since their marriage in 1992, Laurie has been involved in local, state, and national politics, happiest to work behind the scenes, but always an enthusiastic advocate for her candidate. Her Hudson neighbor, the late Rhona Charbonneau, got her involved in NHFRW in the early 1990s and she’s happy to be involved again. She is a 2018 graduate of the Vesta Roy Series. Laurie is the clerk of the Hudson Historical Society and chairman of the GFWC NH Legislation and Public Policy Committee. She has authored two books about Hudson history and was an
active participant in PTO during daughter Sarah’s school days. Laurie also taught reading to elementary school students and worked at the local library, running the popular genealogy club. Laurie loves history and her favorite annual event is Hudson’s Third Grade History Tour, when she shares her knowledge of Hudson with the students, including the stop at the #9 One Room School House which has been owned by the Jasper family since 1938.

Leadership Development Director - Pamela Tucker

Pamela Tucker is a happy mom of three young ladies who lives on the seacoast in New Hampshire.  She  has been involved in the Republican party for many years, starting her career at the tender age of 14, working on campaigns in Michigan.  She started her involvement in New Hampshire as a state representative in 2008, the year of Obama's ascendency, and served four terms.  During her second term,  she was appointed to Deputy Speaker of the New Hampshire House.  In the  subsequent terms in the House, Pamela lead the House Republican Alliance - a platform and constitutional based group within the House.  The HRS was instrumental in recruiting and training candidates in running for state office.   Since 2019, she has held the position of Vice Chair for the Republican State Committee in New Hampshire and in charge of recruitment for the state.  Interestingly,  in the 2020 election, New Hampshire was the only state to flip its legislature- both the House and the Senate- from Democrat to Republican, despite a concerted effort on the part of the Democrats nationwide.  

Legislation Chair - Rep. Kim Rice

Representative Kim Rice is a member of the Nashua Area FRW Club and currently the Speaker Pro Tempore for the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Literacy & Education Director - Victoria Sullivan

Victoria lives in Manchester with her husband and two sons.  She has served on the executive board of the NH PTA, as PTA President of her children's school, and on the Manchester Heritage Commission.  Victoria served two terms in the NH House of Representatives where she was an Assistant Majority Leader. Victoria  sat on the House Education Committee where she served as a voice for school choice, play-based learning, and parental engagement in Education.

LEARN MORE ABOUT NHFRW LITERACY & EDUCATION INITIATIVES: CLICK HERE

Membership Director - Jessica Kallipolites

Jessica moved to NH in early 2020 and has been eager to get involved in politics in her new home state.  Jessica has found renewed enthusiasm as she discovered that conservative voices matter in NH, and opportunities for her to serve prevail. Having come from a blue state, she avers that there is real freedom in New Hampshire, and we must work hard to maintain it. Jessica brings a vast amount of professional experience to our team, including having served on other executive boards with an emphasis on policy and legal issues.   She is the secretary for the Greater Manchester FRW Club.

Members, Nonmembers/Potential Members: 
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Have a membership specific question or concern? Email: 
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Newsletter Chair - Linda Rea Camorata

Linda is a registered nurse and a certified NH teacher. She combined both professions and taught Health Professions at Manchester School of Technology for 17 years, retiring in 2018. As a conservative constitutionalist with extra time on her hands, Linda ran andwon a NH State Representative seat in 2018. Planning on wintering in North Carolina, Linda did not run again but successfully helped campaign for conservative Republican women in her hometown. Now, Linda gladly serves as NH FRW’s Newsletter Chair and the Greater Manchester FRW 2nd Vice President.

Chapters - please save photos of ZOOM meetings & event happenings for our first 2021 Newsletter!

Statewide Fundraising Director - Jillian Dodds

Jillian Dodds is proud to be a lifelong resident of New Hampshire. Growing up in a tight-knit, Christian family, where conservative values were instilled, Jillian has a passion to serve in a role where she can help preserve New Hampshire’s low tax and small government policies as well as help others understand why voting for conservative values is so important. Jillian currently serves as the Vice President of the Greater Manchester Federation of Rebublican Women's Club. Outside of Jillian’s interest in conservative policies and love for New Hampshire, she works full time in Human Resources, specializing in Employee Benefits. Jillian lives in North Manchester with her husband and their dog, Tucker.