COD Board of Directors
Gordon Allen, (Antrim, NH) was the Policy Director for NH Citizens Alliance; former legislator; long history of working on disability, the budget and health care policy; founder of NH CARES, an organization that monitors state budget development, and engages organizations and activists in advocating for funding; known as NH’s budget guru.
Jane Armstrong - Treasurer, (New London, NH) President of the League of Women Voters of NH and a current Board member; represented the League on NH’s public funding coalitions since 1997 and therefore has a strong background on this issue in addition to her general skills in working on legislative issues.
Rick Bourdon, (Lyme, NH) is a Vermont native, but has spent most of his adult life as a rancher and college professor in Wyoming and Colorado. In 2004, after raising four children in the west, Rick and his wife, Lucie, moved back to New England, settling in Lyme. In the summer of 2011 Rick heard Lawrence Lessig speak on corruption in Washington. Lessig’s talk inspired Rick to study the history of campaign finance reform in this country and the role of the courts in that narrative.
Sally Embley, (Webster, NH) is a retired editor, having worked for the Hospital Association of New York State, based in Albany, and at General Electric's Research and Development Center in Schenectady. A former local president of the League of Women Voters both in Schenectady and in New London, NH, she currently represents the New Hampshire State LWV on the Open Democracy board.
Peg Fargo - Vice-Chair, (Bow, NH) is retired educator, former Chair of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), former Granite State College Steering Comm. Member. Currently VP of League of Women Voters/NH.
Don Jorgenson, (Manchester, NH) is a retired Businessman who has served on the Londonderry, NH Budget Comm. and member of the MAA (serving as Secretary 2009-2014)
Bob Perry - Secretary, (Strafford, NH) retired from his position as the Official Court Reporter of NH Superior Court. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the Rochester Opera House. As state representative, he served on the House Task Force whose focus was also campaign reform. Bob was first elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006 and served two terms representing Strafford County District #3. He served on the House Election Law Committee for both his terms in the legislature.
John Rauh - Chair (New Castle, NH) is a former businessman, Founder of Americans for Campaign Reform and former U.S. Senate candidate.
Betty Tamposi, (New Castle, NH) is the former Assistant Secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush; former Republican Candidate for Congress.
Athena Valkanos, (Manchester, NH) currently a senior at University of NH; undergraduate representative for the UNH Sociology Dept. and a current 2018 NLC NH Chapter Fellow pursuing a degree in public policy.
Carol Wyndham, (Peterborough, NH), Secretary of the Coalition of Open Democracy. Is a retired teacher who began working with Granny D when Granny ran for US Senate in 2004. Carol began organizing meetings for public funding starting in May, 2006. The effort continues today with PACE (Public Action for Clean Elections) and COD (Coalition for Open Democracy). Carol also organized a schedule of Granny D’s friends to help with errands, etc. She is currently planning her 12th PACE house party to spread the word about the importance of public funding of elections. Carol also works on voting integrity issues with PTC (Protect the Count).