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Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC Endorses Jay Kahn

On Thursday, October 6, the Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action PAC announced endorsements for the Fall 2016 General Election, and the organization chose Jay Kahn as its choice to represent the citizens of State Senate District 10. “Health care access for New Hampshire women and families is under attack and we cannot take it for granted in this election. In the past two years, 20 bills came before the state legislature which aimed to restrict reproductive care in New Hampshire. We need champions like Jay Kahn to be a voice for the health and safety of NH women and families in the state senate. Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC is proud to endorse  Jay Kahn because he will be a leader for the health of New Hampshire’s women and families,” said Jennifer Frizzell, Chair of the Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC.

The following statement is Jay's response to this endorsement:  "I am very pleased to receive the endorsement of Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC.  Planned Parenthood is an important part of New Hampshire’s healthcare delivery system.  We share a commitment to shaping the health, well-being, and economic security of Granite State women and families.   As a senator I will fight to retain Medicaid expansion, Planned Parenthood funding, and a women's right to make her own healthcare decisions and select the healthcare provider of her choice. "


Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund (PPNHAF) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in New Hampshire. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy. The Action Fund makes independent expenditures on behalf of or in opposition to targeted candidates for public office. PPNHAF maintains a separate, segregated political committee to make direct endorsements (the PAC).


Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC is the political committee operated within PPNHAF which makes candidate endorsements and financial contributions directly to candidates.

Jay Kahn forms Exploratory Committee for District 10 State Senate Seat

Keene City Council Member Jay Kahn announced that he will form a political committee with the NH Secretary of State to explore a run for the NH State Senate. Jay Kahn released the following statements:

 “Sen. Molly Kelly has served our state and region with distinction during her 10 years in the State Senate and I thank her for her dedicated service to people and organizations of the Monadnock Region.”

 “With Sen. Kelly’s recent announcement, I’ve been encouraged by friends and community leaders to consider a run for the democratic nomination for the District 10 State Senate seat. I’m looking forward to expanding those discussions to a wider group of people over the weeks ahead.”

Jay Kahn was elected to the Keene City Council in November after receiving the most votes of any candidate with strong support across the city.

In addition to his service on the Keene City Council Jay Kahn has served the Monadnock region as Chairman of the Cheshire Medical Center, Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, and Monadnock Economic Development Corporation.

Kahn recently retired from top administrative leadership roles Keene State College where he served with distinction for 27 years as the Vice President of Finance and Planning. In 2012 -2013 Kahn served as Interim President at the College. Kahn has a doctorate degree in Political Science, Policy Studies, and 43 years of experience in public finance.

Kahn also announced that Mike Hoefer of Keene would serve as chairman of the Kahn for Senate committee. In this role Mike will provide strategic advice and build a district wide Campaign Committee. Hoefer has has been involved with NH political campaigns since 2004 and served as Senator Kelly’s Campaign Manager in 2010 and 2012.

Jay Kahn will attend the Cheshire County Democrats Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday night and is looking forward to talking Democrats from across the district at that event.

Interested parties may contact the campaign at Kahn anticipates spending the next few months assessing priorities of area residents for the next NH legislative session.