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NHDP Honors Award Winners at Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

MANCHESTER, NH — On Saturday night, at the annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner, the NHDP awarded Sheriff Mark Brave, State Representative Manny Espitia, State Representative Susan Almy, and Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess for their hard work and service to our community and to our party.


State Representative Manny Espitia of Nashua is serving in his 2nd term as State Representative where he serves as the House Democratic Floor Leader. Espitia serves as the President of New Hampshire Young Democrats. He was awarded the Kathy Sullivan Courage and Leadership Award, named after the former NHDP Chair for his advocacy for the diverse communities of NH. Sheriff Mark Brave of Dover — Sheriff of Strafford County, and the first Black Sheriff elected in New Hampshire, Sheriff Brave has been a strong, independent Democratic voice in New Hampshire. For his service, he was awarded the Emerging Leaders Award. State Representative Susan Almy of Lebanon is serving her 13th term as State Representative, and is a long time member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, serving as committee chair or ranking Democrat. She has championed causes such as substance abuse and condominium governance reform, and for her incredible work, was awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Award. Mayor Jim Donchess, as mayor of Nashua from 1984 to 1992, the city was awarded the "Best Place to Live in America” by Money magazine. Returning 24 years later to serve as mayor again, Mayor Donchess is responsible for bringing the city of Nashua into the 21st century, and has transformed the Gate City into one of the best cities in New England. For his hard work, he was awarded the Franklin D. Roosevelt Award.