Who am I?

I am an attorney, advocate, activist and author. I have lived in Concord, NH my whole life where I have been an adoption attorney and have practiced education and healthcare law for 25 years and where I have raised my two boys, Zach and Travis with my husband Brad.

I co-authored a book about aging and Alzheimer's with my mother, Susan McLane, who served in the New Hampshire legislature for decades. I have also been an activist for choice, most recently joining NARAL and pro-choice advocates in DC to oppose the Stupak Amendment.

I have worked to elect progressive, pro-choice candidates in NH and the US since 1972, when I worked on a presidential campaign to help end the Vietnam War during the NH Primary.

Why am I running?

To break the gridlock in Congress with a new, grassroots approach to problem solving and to truly represent the interests of hardworking, New Hampshire families.

My Goals

To help pass legislation that will put people back to work and to continue to work on and improve the healthcare situation for Americans.

My DFA Values

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My Campaign is People Powered!

1. Since April 2011, we have had over 11,000 contributions to our campaign.

2. In the 2010 cycle we organized and I attended over 130 house parties across the district.

Voice support


  • Joan O'donnell, NH
  • Mo Baxley, NH
  • Caroline French, NH
  • Darrel Lidel, SD
  • Matthew Flannery, NJ
  • Kristofer Rosentel, NH
  • Betsy Burtis, NH
  • Kaili Lambe, VT
  • Ann Welsh, NH
  • Margaret Trawick, CA
...and 28 more.

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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