Shea-Porter's Chief of Staff Joins Crowded CD1 Race | New Hampshire Public Radio

Shea-Porter's Chief of Staff Joins Crowded CD1 Race

May 3, 2018

Naomi Andrews, former chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., announced her campaign for the 1st Congressional District on May 2, 2018.
Credit Naomi Andrews

Retiring New Hampshire U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’s chief of staff is throwing her hat in the ring for her boss’ congressional seat. Democrat Naomi Andrews joins eight Democrats and three Republicans in the September primary. 


Andrews, who is from Epping, said in a campaign video (scroll down to watch it) that her experience working for Shea Porter has taught her how to win in this tough swing district. 


"I’ve worked for Carol for over a decade, and I share her love for people and her determination to fight for the rest of us," she said. "As her chief of staff, I worked each day on all the national and state issues in addition to the challenges facing us in New Hampshire."


Andrews has served as both Shea-Porter’s chief of staff and campaign manager. In the video, she pledges to not accept any campaign donations from corporate PACs or D.C. lobbyists.


Andrews will face Democrats Maura Sullivan, Executive Councilor Chris Pappas, Terrence O'Rourke, Mark McKenzie, state Rep. Mindi Messmer, Lincoln Soldati, Deaglan McEachern, and Levi Sanders in the primary.