Ann McLane Kuster is an attorney, author, community activist, and public policy advocate. She serves on a number of boards including the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Public Radio, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and the United Way of Merrimack County. She has been active at the state level in a variety of presidential campaigns and served on steering committees for Barack Obama and John Kerry. A partner in the Concord law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, she has been an advocate for healthcare, education, and nonprofits. She has been honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award by the Democratic Party, and is the recipient of the 2008 Rainbow Award from Riverbend Community Mental Health Center and the 2004 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association.
Katrina Swett has been actively involved in politics in New Hampshire for more than two decades. She served as a lawyer for Joe Biden when he was a senator and assisted his campaign for president in 1988. She also campaigned for President Obama and the Democratic party in 2008. She teaches at Tufts University and served as the director of the Master of Public Policy Program at New England College from 2004-2006. She is President and CEO of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice and is a member of the Board of Trustees of New England College. She is a graduate of Yale University and received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She earned a Ph.D. from The University of Southern Denmark.
Charlie Bass has served in both chambers of the New Hampshire legislature. From 1995 to 2007, he represented the Second Congressional District in the United States Congress. He serves on the Board of Managers at New England Wood Pellet and is a senior advisor to Laidlaw Energy Group. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
Robert Giuda was a three-term member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 2001-2006. During that time he was appointed Deputy Majority Leader and served on the Ways and Means, Labor, and Rules Committees. While in the NH House, he was a strong advocate to reduce or eliminate taxes and worked to defeat sales and income tax proposals and overturn the legacy and successions tax. He successfully sponsored a 2006 bill to limit eminent domain. Bob led fact-finding missions to Kashmir in 2002 and 2003 and a humanitarian relief trip in 2005. He served in the U.S. Navy for ten years and was promoted to the rank of Captain. Since then, he has led a successful career as a pilot in commercial aviation.
Jennifer Horn is a former columnist and talk radio host and the recipient of three New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Golden Mike Awards. Active in community work since she was a teenager, Ms. Horn has participated in numerous walks in support of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and has organized teams and written a book on her experiences. She has served as the New Hampshire coordinator for the Chernobyl Children Project for six years and has organized a number of fundraising projects. She has been actively involved in non-partisan support for the country’s military and served as the co-chair for the first Operation America Rising New Hampshire. She has served on the board of the Nashua Police Athletic League and currently serves on the board of Marguerite’s Place that provides shelter, education, and training for women in need.