The DDC works with the Strafford County Democratic Committee, the New Hampshire Democratic Committee and individual
campaigns to get out the vote for Democratic candidates at every level on the ballot. DDC officers are elected by registered Democrats in Dover.  They lead the Dover Democratic Caucus, a group of Dover residents who are elected to serve as officers of the city’s six wards or at-large delegates.  The Caucus represents the town as delegates to the biennial state Democratic convention.

Some activities sponsored by the DDC include:

  • Annual FDR Dinner – This is an annual dinner to bring Democrats together to discuss local issues, hear candidates and elected officials.  The dinner is also a fund-raiser for the committee to provide assistance to local candidates.
  • Visibility Actions –  On Tax Day members of the committee participated in an action in Dover's Lower Square to protest tax in-equities and support the president’s Tax Fairness proposal. 

Other programs and actions in which the committee participates include:

  •  Assisting the local campaigns to elect local Democrats to the NH legislature
  • Participating in the End 68 Hours of Hunger program to help underprivileged children in the Dover schools.
  • Assisting the local Organizing For America Grass Roots organization to re-elect the president.
Officers of the Dover Democratic Committee

Wendy Alley, Chair

Wendy Alley
Wendy has been involved in political organizations, government, and committee leadership for her entire adult  
life, first in Maine and then in New Hampshire. She moved to Dover in 2007, just in time for all the political
activity leading up to the General Election in 2008. She was swept up in the energy and uniqueness that is New
Hampshire, and went to every candidate event possible.  She became active with the Dover Democrats,
volunteered on the New Hampshire campaigns for Barack Obama, Jeanne Shaheen, Carol Shea-Porter, and John
Lynch, and completed an internship at the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Wendy is also active in St. John's
United Methodist Church in Dover and has a special interest in progressive faith-based politics. She earned a law
degree from the University of Maine School of Law where she specialized in government and politics. She has
also been a professional advocate for Seniors for over 25 years.


Kristine Baber, Vice-Chair


Kristine is a life-long Democrat who has lived in Dover since 1984 with her husband, Bill, a NH State Representative. She is an activist committed to preserving the environment and working for quality education and healthcare for all. Kristine holds a Ph.D. in Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and is an emeriti faculty member at UNH where she taught for 25 years in the Department of Family Studies, was the founding director of the UNH Center on Adolescence, and served as a Core Faculty member in Women’s Studies.  Kristine currently works as an independent researcher and consultant. Her leisure activities include gardening, hiking, sailing, and photography.



Bill Dudley, Secretary/Treaurer

Bill Dudley is new to the Dover Democratic Committee, but not new to the Democratic Party. He has been active
in the background for several campaigns including Martha Fuller Clark, Carol Shea-Porter, and the Kerry and
Obama campaigns. He is an internist and endocrinologist and was graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard
Medical School. He and his wife Mary Jo have lived in Dover since 1974 and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
His passion is healthcare for the under-served, and he founded a camp for children with diabetes. Interests
include gardening, hiking, kayaking and travel… and getting progressive candidates elected to office!


At-Large Delegates
Debbie Bodell
Sherri Bosso
Mary Jo Dudley
Caroline French
Midge Kelley
Umesh Koirala
Freddye Ross
Jamie Sherwood
Tom Southworth