John Delaney stops by Peterborough on 2020 presidential campaign

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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:52PM

Maryland Congressman John Delaney is making his bid for the Democratic presidential nominee early – and among his stumping grounds will be the Peterborough Library this weekend.

The meet-and-greet has been organized by the New Hampshire chapter of the High School Democrats, a national organization with chapters across the country. Owen Mortner, a boarding student at Dublin School, who serves as the New Hampshire chair for the organization, helped to arrange the visit after being contacted by a member of Delaney’s campaign.

Mortner, a senior at Dublin School, said he became interested in politics during the 2016 election, an interest spurred by his pursuit of journalism and an internship at the Christian Science Monitor. 

The High School Dems aren’t endorsing a particular candidate, said Mortner, and will be seeking to bring more perspective candidates to meet-and-greets as more put their hat into the ring. Delaney is unusual, said Mortner, because most candidates don’t officially announce a bid for the presidency until after the mid-term elections, which won’t happen until November. 

“He’s been very active, running television ads in Illinois and making the circuit in New Hampshire, so he’s definitely very serious about his intention to run,” said Mortner.

During Delaney’s visit to the Peterborough Library, he will be available for meeting residents, make a speech outlining his policy beliefs, and answer questions. 

Delaney is a third-term congressman from Maryland with a business background. Among his key talking points are gerrymandering and campaign finance reform. He is a proponent of carbon taxing and innovative measures for combating climate change. 

The meet-and-greet will be held on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Peterborough Town Library. Lunch will be provided. More information about the event is available on the New Hampshire High School Democrats Facebook page under “events.”


Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.