Saturday, March 19, 2016
TriTown Dems To Host Executive Council Candidates For Districts 1 & 2

TriTown Democrats to Host Executive Council Candidates Meet and Greet for Districts 1 and 2.

Farmington, New Hampshire  - March 14, 2016 - The TriTown Democrats, representing the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, is proud to announce a meet and greet for Democratic Candidates for Executive Council Districts 1 and 2.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM at the Farmington Town Hall, 531 Main Street, Farmington, New Hampshire.  Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

Mike Cryans, the Democratic Candidate for District #1, was born and raised in Littleton. Mike began his professional career as a teacher, passing on the gift of a quality education to the next generation at the very same high school in Littleton he attended himself.  He then worked his way from loan officer trainee at the Littleton Savings Bank to a Senior Vice President of the Dartmouth Banking Company. For the next decade he operated a sole-proprietorship assisting local small businesses arrange financing and helping working families achieve the dream of home ownership. His values of hard work and the importance of treating everyone with respect and dignity Mike attributes to his father, a WWII Veteran and union carpenter, and his mother, a homemaker. Mike has embodied these values throughout his career as a teacher, small business man, and presently, as a public servant.  Find out more at

Andru Volinsky, the Democratic Candidate for District #2, is a New Hampshire father, husband, lawyer, and advocate. Andru’s experience as a lawyer is diverse. He taught at the University of Tennessee School of Law before joining the New Hampshire Public Defender Program in 1982. In 1985 he transitioned to private practice.  Part of Andru’s legal work has been to represent communities fighting to protect public funding for schools.  Andru and his wife live in East Concord.  The couple strongly believes public service is a family value. All the members of the Volinsky family have staffed the Concord Armory’s food basket program every Christmas for many years. Andru serves as the strategic planning chair of the Manchester Community Health Center whose mission is to eliminate health disparities by providing exceptional healthcare that is accessible to all. His role on this board has given him an understanding of the importance of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion.  Find out more at

The Executive Council of the State of New Hampshire has the authority and responsibility, together with the Governor, over the administration of the affairs of the State as defined in the New Hampshire Constitution, the New Hampshire statutes, and the advisory opinions of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the Attorney General.  Each of the five Executive Councilors represents one fifth of the population or approximately 263,000 citizens. Councilors are elected every two years, concurrently with the Governor. The Councilors participate in the active management of the business of the state, with assistance from the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services and the Attorney General.

The TriTown Democratic Committee advocates for strong local support of our communities, and supports legislation and candidates that are community minded.  Their activities provide political, economic, and social information for the citizens of the three towns, but also encourages progressive movements in these areas at all levels of government.  Through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision, the group seeks to expand equity and opportunity for all residents of the Towns of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham.  

Contact:  Stan Freeda, Secretary
TriTown Democratic Committee
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Tri-Town Democratic Committee Meeting Agenda March 10th

Tri-Town Democratic Committee
10 March 2016
Meeting Agenda

Call to Order
Presentation     None
Secretary's Report
Treasurer's Report
Digital and Social Media Report   

Old Business:

Primary Results


Changes in Budgets

Honors Dinner Committee Report & Planning

Other Old Business Items

New Business:

Joint Executive Council Candidate Forum for Mike Cryans and Andru  Volinsky

New NHDP Info and Initiatives

Other New Business Items

Upcoming Events:
  • The Dover Dems are having their 9th Annual Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner on March 14th. The keynote speaker is the great Governor Maggie Hassan.

  • Joint Executive Council Candidate Forum for Mike Cryans and Andru  Volinsky Farmington Town Hall (Opera House) from 3:30 to 5:30 pm 3-6 on Saturday April 9, 2016.

  • Save the date:  New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention will take place on Saturday, June 18th!

 Next Meeting    Our next scheduled meeting will be on April 14th, at 7:00 PM in Milton at the Emma Ramsey Center

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2016 Farmington Town Meeting And Local Election Results

So many people were at town meeting they had to open the mezzanine for overflow seating. It was a very long night, much discussion back and forth, but ultimately a very rewarding night. All warrant articles passed- except those tabled because they should have had a public hearing before being put out as a warrant article. The budget passed with an amendment to add $10,000 to the bottom line, to be put toward the Goodwin Library. COAST wasn't as lucky in getting the funds returned that the Budget Committee chose to deduct from the COAST budget this year. Funds for the construction of the Safety Building were approved, so Farmington will have a new building for our Police and Fire Departments, a fitting investment considering that each employee in those departments risks their lives for the public every time the take a call. The petition for the equipment for the decorations for the poles now installed downtown passed 29-27, in favor; don't ever think you vote doesn't matter. The TIF district can now officially start and be administered, as warrant articles 13 and 14 were approved. The TIF district has been in a state of suspended animation since the vote for it last year, as articles 13 and 14 from this year should have been on the docket for last year, and approved at the same time as the vote for the creation of the TIF district. The meeting closed at quarter of twelve.

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Vision. Action. Community.

The Farmington Democrats believe that equality of opportunity can be achieved through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision of social justice.