Press Release

Charlene Lovett for NH Senate District 8

Charlene Lovett

(443) 538-9977


My name is Charlene Lovett, and I am a 22-year military veteran and the former Mayor of Claremont – a city “on the rise.” From school board to the State House to city council, I have served at all levels of government, and I am ready to put my problem-solving and partnership-building skills to work in the New Hampshire Senate.

We have a lot of challenges in the Granite State, but I know that they are solvable because I have seen it happen in our local communities. We have a lot to be proud of here in Senate District 8. We have built partnerships to solve problems like childhood lead poisoning and downtown revitalization, and that’s what I want to bring to Concord.

Lovett’s campaign chairperson is former State Representative Virginia “Biddy” Irwin of Newport, NH. Irwin stated, “I am supporting Charlene Lovett for State Senate because her experience working across party lines will bring common sense to Concord.” Former Assistant Mayor Allen Damren of Claremont will serve as Treasurer for the Friends of Charlene Lovett Campaign Committee. “I’ve worked with Charlene on several projects over the years,” said Damren. “I have always been impressed by her thoughtfulness, ability to critically examine issues – both pro and con, and then choose well thought out positions.”

Newly formed as the result of state senate redistricting, Senate District 8 encompasses the City of Claremont and 19 towns in four different counties, including the towns of Acworth, Antrim, Bennington, Charlestown, Croydon, Deering, Dunbarton, Francestown, Gilsum, Langdon, Lempster, Marlow, Newport, Stoddard, Sunapee, Unity, Washington, Weare and Windsor across the counties of Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Sullivan.