N.H. Senator Dan Feltes Weighing Run For Governor

Jul 11, 2019

Credit Todd Bookman for NHPR

Concord State Senator Dan Feltes says he’s strongly considering a run for Governor and will make a final decision by summer’s end.

In a Medium post Feltes sent to potential supporters, he said, “The major roadblock to meaningful, inclusive progress for New Hampshire is one person: Governor Chris Sununu.”

Feltes and Sununu have clashed repeatedly on issues including the state budget, paid family leave, taxes and election law.

Feltes serves as Majority Leader in the State Senate, and before joining the senate he was a legal aid lawyer.

If Feltes makes his campaign official, he could face another Concord Democrat, Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, in the primary.

Volinsky has said he’s likely to run for governor and earlier this month announced a list of 175 people backing his potential campaign. 

Other Democrats considering gubernatorial runs include two candidates who ran in 2018: Democratic nominee Molly Kelly, and former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand.