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The Exchange

A Conversation with the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates

Mark Connolly, Steve Marchand, Colin Van Ostern

There are three Democratic gubernatorial candidates this year, vying to be their party's nominee for governor.  We ask candidates Mark Connolly, Steve Marchand and Colin Van Ostern their views on some of the big issues facing our state: public education, energy prices, taxes, demographics, drug abuse and more.  The primary will be held September 13. 


  • Mark Connolly -  Principal at New Castle Investment Advisors, former director of the state bureau of Securities Regulation.
  • Steve Marchand - former Mayor of Portsmouth, from 2005 to 2008. He is the Principal of SRM Consulting, a public affairs and strategic communications firm.  
  • Colin Van Ostern - Executive Councilor for the State of New Hampshire since 2012 and currently Senior Advisor for College for America at Southern New Hampshire University.


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