Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is a group of prominent and influential citizens who have agreed to support death penalty repeal in New Hampshire.

Leadership Circle Members:

  • Ken Burns, filmmaker
  • John Broderick, Esq., Dean of the UNH Law School and former NH Supreme Court Justice
  • John Breckinridge, retired Manchester Police Officer
  • Elizabeth Hager, former member of the NH House of Representatives and mayor of Concord
  • Right Reverend A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire
  • The Most Reverend Peter Anthony Libasci, Bishop of the Diocese of Manchester
  • Grace Mattern, former executive director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, poet and writer
  • Phillip McLaughlin, Esq., former NH Attorney General and member of the NH Death Penalty Study Commission
  • Walter Murphy, Esq., former chief justice of the NH Superior Court and chairman of the NH Death Penalty Study Commission
  • Joseph Nadeau, Esq., former NH Supreme Court Justice
  • Bob Odell, retired NH State Senator
  • Debora Pignatelli, former member of the NH Executive Council for District 5 and former member of the NH House of Representatives and Senate
  • Lincoln Soldati, Esq., criminal defense attorney with law office in Portsmouth, former Strafford County Attorney
  • Sherilyn Burnett Young, partner with Rath Young Pignatelli and member of the NH  Death Penalty Study Commission

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