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Soldati Campaign Focuses On Grassroots Organizing With New Campaign Hire

(Portsmouth, New Hampshire) Soldati for Congress campaign announced that it has retained seasoned Democratic campaign operative Jordan Overstreet, who has managed multiple large-scale voter outreach campaigns. He comes to the campaign highly recommended by a trusted national campaign advisor who grew up in the district and by those who have worked with him over the past decade.

With a BS in Political Science from Missouri State University, Jordan began his political career working on local races and progressive causes, and later served as the Director of the Missouri House Democrats. There he worked with dozens of candidates to build modern campaigns and find their campaigns’ voice. He moved on to work with a national grassroots voter contact firm, where he oversaw large-scale voter outreach projects for an environmental advocacy group, progressive coalitions, and party committees. In 2016, Jordan managed a statewide effort in North Carolina that included 45 full time staff and 1500 canvassers, resulting in over 450,000 doors knocked in 32 days, and helping to oust the Republican incumbent in an otherwise difficult election.

About the position with the Soldati campaign, Overstreet said, “Like most campaign staff, it’s important for me to work with someone who holds positions I value, but it is also important to me to support an authentic advocate who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. Lincoln Soldati is that candidate.  If we truly want a better Washington, we have to elect more leaders who share our values and have shown an ability to get things done.  When I learned that Lincoln spent his career advocating for the vulnerable, and retired only to support the Sioux Nation at the risk of getting arrested, I knew this was the candidate that Washington doesn’t often see, and New Hampshire clearly wants.
Over the next several months we will be building a modern campaign that reaches every corner of the district.”

According to Soldati, “Jordan brings a breadth of experience and a commitment to grassroots organizing that reflects our approach to winning the first congressional district. He has an appreciation of the retail politics necessary to win in the state of New Hampshire. A key to Jordan’s success is his ability/willingness to listen and work with local experienced Democratic volunteers – combining our local knowledge with his experience with running professional campaigns, all of which will make us more effective.”

About Lincoln Soldati 
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Lincoln has been a leader in his community his entire life. After serving in the Army, Lincoln used the G.I. Bill to finish at Notre Dame and then law school here in New Hampshire. Lincoln served as Strafford County Attorney for nine terms, where he earned a reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for victims of child abuse and sexual assault. He even created a victims’ assistance program that became the state standard for prosecutions and investigations into sexual assault and child abuse cases. Lincoln also sat on the Somersworth School Board and served as Secretary for the Somersworth Charter Commission and as Mayor of Somersworth.

Lincoln Soldati For Congress Hires Former Shea-Porter Staffer  

 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire… Maddie DeSantis of Somersworth, a campaign pro who worked as Finance Director for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s(D) 2016 campaign for US Congress in NH’s First District, has joined the Lincoln Soldati for Congress campaign effective immediately. An Emily’s List-trained Granite Stater with a graduate degree from Harvard Divinity School and a degree in religion from George Washington University, DeSantis spent nearly four years working for the Congresswoman in various capacities, including Constituent Services Representative. She will become Finance Director for Soldati’s campaign.

DeSantis’ tenure with Carol Shea Porter is notable as she played an integral role in delivering the election to Shea Porter, a Democrat, in a district that voted for Trump.  On her last day at Shea Porter’s office, DeSantis said, “It has been an honor to be part of such an amazing team and to work for the first woman elected to federal office from our beautiful state. But I am so excited for the next chapter – joining my dear friend Lincoln Soldati as we work towards electing another fearless, progressive advocate to the United States Congress! I’ve known Lincoln for nearly 20 years and I am thrilled to join the team because I know him to be a tireless fighter for the vulnerable and disenfranchised – someone who truly thrives on standing up to the powerful and corrupt. I’m excited about electing a bold progressive with the experience and tenacity to take on the Trump administration, fight for healthcare for all, champion strong environmental protections and social justice. I can’t wait to get started!”

According to Soldati, “I’m excited that Maddie is joining the campaign. She is intelligent, engaging, and dynamic, and has a terrific grasp of the district. I can’t think of anyone better to serve as my Finance Director.”

DeSantis is also on the board of American Civil Liberties Union-New Hampshire, serves on the Fosters Daily Democrat Editorial Advisory Board, and has been a Somersworth booster which has included serving as chair of the Historic District Commission. She delivered a rousing homage to her hometown of Somersworth in a lecture entitled, “Coming Home” to the Third Annual Makers and Shakers Summit.

About Lincoln Soldati 
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Lincoln has been a leader in his community his entire life. After serving in the Army, Lincoln used the G.I. Bill to finish at Notre Dame and then law school here in New Hampshire. Lincoln served as Strafford County Attorney for nine terms, where he earned a reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for victims of child abuse and sexual assault. He even created a victims’ assistance program that became the state standard for prosecutions and investigations into sexual assault and child abuse cases. Lincoln also sat on the Somersworth School Board and served as Secretary for the Somersworth Charter Commission and as Mayor of Somersworth.

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The New Hampshire primary is slated for September 11, 2018; the general election takes place November 6, 2018.

Lincoln Soldati To Kick Off Campaign With A Return To Somersworth

Son Emmett Soldati’s Teatotaller Café hosts party for his father’s candidacy for NH First Congressional District

Portsmouth, New Hampshire– Soldati/Somersworth – the names fit so well together. It was 1912 when Arturo and Gemma Soldati, emigrated from Italy to the US, eventually landing in Somersworth. They raised their large family, Arturo worked as a stone mason and Gemma cooked for lodgers in their boardinghouse on Winter Street. Their four sons were legendary football players at Somersworth High School in the 30s, while one of their three daughters, Sophie, was a star basketball player. After the war, in the late 40’s, two of their sons, Lincoln A and Pacifico, opened Soldati’s Restaurant in Durham. In the early 80s, the next generation, Lincoln T. Soldati, moved to his grandparents’ town and over the next 30 years, he and his wife, Kathleen raised four children, including Emmett who now lives in town and runs Teatotaller Café. It’s Emmett’s restaurant that will host Lincoln’s first party for his run for Congress in the first district. It all takes place on Wednesday December 13 6-7:30pm at Teatotaller located at 69 High Street in downtown Somersworth. It’s open to the public. Guests will have a chance to meet Lincoln, hear him talk, and have him answer questions. And, of course, Teatotaller’s delicious pastries and hot beverages will be available. Suggested donation of $15. For more information, visit the event page on Lincoln’s website.

Wednesday December 13 6-7:30pm

69 High Street, Somersworth, NH

Meet Lincoln Soldati
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Lincoln has been a leader in his community his entire life. After serving in the Army, Lincoln used the G.I. Bill to finish at Notre Dame and then law school here in New Hampshire. Lincoln served as Strafford County Attorney for nine terms, where he earned a reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for victims of child abuse and sexual assault. He even created a victims’ assistance program that became the state standard for prosecutions and investigations into sexual assault and child abuse cases. In addition to serving as Strafford County Attorney, Lincoln sat on the Somersworth School Board and served as Secretary for the Somersworth Charter Commission and as Mayor of Somersworth. Lincoln and his wife Kathleen, both lifelong Democrats, raised four children in a house that became home to the community – the door was never locked, the holiday party was for all neighbors of all ages, and Lincoln made breakfast for all visitors.

More information at www.LincolnSoldati.com

 

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