Find out who is running for which positions in this year's local election with our Town of Hooksett 2023 Candidates Guide. Be sure to vote on Tuesday, March 14 from 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM at David R. Cawley Middle School, 89 Whitehall Rd. in Hooksett.
Town Council At-Large - 1 position for 3-year term
Town Council District 2 - 1 position for 3-year term
Town Council District 3 - 1 position for 3-year term
Budget Committee - 3 positions for 3-year terms
Cemetery Commission - 1 positions for 3-year term
Cemetery Commission - 1 position for 2-year term
Library Trustee - 1 position for 3-year term
Sewer Commission - 1 position for 3-year term
Richard "Turk" Bairam
Town Clerk - 1 position for 2-year term
Supervisor of the Checklist - 1 position for 3-year term
Trustee of the Trust Funds - 1 position for 3-year term
Submitted Candidate Bios:
Name: Jessica Lomanno
Candidate for: Town Clerk
Why you are running for election and what makes you a qualified candidate: I would be honored to serve the community of Hooksett as Town Clerk. My family has lived in Hooksett for almost 13 years now, and we have enjoyed raising our family here. I love this community and the small-town feel with outstanding resources--our library, our parks, our schools. As a stay-at-home mom, I have the time and flexibility to invest in our town. I am organized, detail-oriented, and happy to serve.
Name: Karina Towne
Candidate for: Town Clerk
Why you are running for election and what makes you a qualified candidate: As you may be aware, I was appointed by the Town Council on January 9th to fill the unexpired term as Hooksett’s Town Clerk with a term ending June 30th, 2023. For many years now, Town Clerk has been a position that I admired. Knowing that there has been much dedication put into the position and big shoes to fill, I looked forward to having the opportunity to fill those myself one day, which I now have. Over the past two months I have shown my commitment to the position and know all of the duties and responsibilities and can seamlessly take over as the elected Town Clerk. I would be honored to continue to grow within this position. My husband Adam and I are lifelong residents of Hooksett attending its elementary and middle schools, then graduating from Central High School. We have a daughter attending Pinkerton Academy and a son attending Cawley Middle School. For the past 10 years I have spent much of my time volunteering and being involved in the Hooksett community which I love. I have been a volunteer at all three of our Hooksett schools, a board member of the Hooksett PTA, the volunteer coordinator at Hooksett Memorial School, and an HYAA elected board member of many of our HYAA sports. I have also been a volunteer at our Town and State Elections where I have assisted the Town Clerk and Moderator – counting ballots, acting as a ballot clerk and helping with reconciliation at the end of election night among other duties. As Town Clerk I will continue to bring a dedication and attention to detail that will improve the level of service and represent the best interest of the residents of Hooksett. I ensure you that I will follow all state rules and regulations and town administrative code. With my positive attitude, determination and experience I believe I would continue to be an asset to our town. Please consider voting for me on March 14th, 2023.
Name: Darren Greenberg
Candidate for: Budget Committee
Why you are running for election and what makes you a qualified candidate: I'm running for election firstly because I want to give back to the community. I enjoy math and problem-solving (and have been using both in my 20+ year career as a database administrator) so the budget committee will be a good match for my skills and experience. I believe the current budget committee has been doing a great job, especially considering the economic state of the world, however I will also bring a new perspective. My family moved to Hooksett in 2021, and what brought us here is fresh in my mind. Hooksett's future looks bright, but it can always be brighter, and I will do my best to be efficient with taxpayers' money while keeping an eye towards Hooksett's future prosperity. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to doing my utmost to serve Hooksett!
Name: Abigail Shaine
Candidate for: Budget Committee
Why you are running for election and what makes you a qualified candidate: Although I am a relative newcomer to Hooksett, I grew up in New Hampshire and returned here to raise my daughter (she is a forensic scientist and living in Massachusetts) and have a history of commitment to the community to which I belong. Previous community commitments include helping to start a weekend language schooI for children through adults and serving on the Board of a charitable foundation for ten years. I want to continue that practice by bringing my legal training, my attention to detail, and my knowledge about budgets to serve our town. I am a graduate of Yale University and the Boston University School of Law. I have been a member of the NH Bar Association since passing the bar. My law practice has included both private practice and time working for the state and federal governments. I also currently teach Business Law to SNHU undergraduates online. My time serving on Boards of Directors and my legal experiences have all equipped me to help address the financial matters of Hooksett residents. My professional training also includes being a Certified Fraud Examiner, a qualification held predominantly by accountants. I look forward to the opportunity to build a trusting relationship with the voters of Hooksett.
Name: Linda Kleinschmidt
Candidate for: Library Trustee
Why you are running for election and what makes you a qualified candidate: I've been on the Board since 2008 and enjoy it very much. It's a lot of work but also a lot of fun. The Hooksett Library is a very important part of our town. Thank you for your vote.