Dartmouth Students To Run For State Representative


Press Release: Dartmouth Students To Run For State Representative

Thursday, July 15, 2004



Jesse Roisin


Katherine Racicot

katherine.racicot _at_dartmouth.edu


Hanover, NH — Two Dartmouth students, Jesse Roisin and Katherine Racicot, both long-time Republicans and New Hampshire residents, are running for two of District Nine’s four seats in the State House. They are joined by veteran Republican and general contractor Tom Toner of Lyme.

Roisin, 21, is a rising senior at Dartmouth, and studies History and French Literature. He is involved in Dartmouth College Republicans, and is currently its President Emeritus. Inspired by the spirited campaign of Bob Gienko, a Dartmouth student who ran for the same seat in the 2000 election, Roisin hopes to motivate young people, especially college students, in the political process. “As both a student and a local, I will draw on my connections to the student body as well as my ties to the area,” Roisin said. “I intend to listen to the concerns and wishes of the folks in this district, and incorporate them in our campaign platform.”

Racicot, 20, will graduate in 2006, and is studying History and pre-med. Currently Vice-President of Dartmouth College Republicans, she also is a staff member of the Dartmouth Review, an independent conservative student paper. Racicot is running to show support for the Republican party and to give Hanover voters a more conservative option. “Democracy can’t exist in a one party system,” she said. “Hanover is a very liberal area, and I’d like to give people a more moderate candidate to vote for.”