December 1, 2016


CONCORD – Jennifer Horn released the following statement today announcing that she will not seek a third term as Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party. Horn will retire from the State Committee when her term ends at the 2017 Annual Meeting in January. During her four years as Chairman, Horn broke fundraising records for the NHGOP. She also led the efforts to win back the Republican majority in the House in 2014 and to win control of every branch of State government in 2016, including winning the corner office for the first time in 14 years.


“It’s been an honor to serve as New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman and to work with countless grassroots activists and elected officials who made our historic victories possible. Together, we elected outstanding Republican candidates who will fight to create jobs, reduce bloated government spending and preserve the New Hampshire Advantage.


“Over the past four years, we worked hard to revamp and modernize our party infrastructure, build a professional political organization, recruit strong candidates and raise the resources required to compete with the Democrats. We have built a strong party that will help promote the Republican principles of limited government and unlimited opportunity across New Hampshire.


“While I have notified Governor-elect Sununu that I will not be running for reelection, I will spend the next two months making sure that our new Republican Governor has all the support he needs from the party and working to assure a smooth transition to new party leadership. The chairmanship is an extremely important job, and we need somebody who has the time required to support the Governor and our Republican majorities as they fight for lower taxes and limited government in Concord.


“I want to thank everybody who supported me as chairman over the past four years including my dedicated staff, Vice Chairman Matt Mayberry, members of the Executive Committee, and most importantly, my extremely patient and loving family.

“Victory in elections is always a team effort and I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with such a talented team.  I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished and I look forward to future successes under our next chairman.”


The New Hampshire Republican Party will hold its Annual Meeting on January 28, 2017. Details will be released in the near future.