Co-chair Rick Bourdon, a native New Englander, spent most of his professional life in Wyoming and Colorado as a breeder of Red Angus cattle and professor of livestock genetics. He and his wife, Lucie, raised four children there before returning to New England in 2004, settling in Lyme, N.H. Rick's interest in campaign finance was sparked by a 2011 presentation by Harvard Law professor Larry Lessig. He joined the board of the New Hampshire Rebellion. Besides his work on campaign finance and occasional forays west to see kids and grandkids, Rick keeps busy with skiing, sculling, tennis, birding, and a variety of responsibilities with Hanover Friends Meeting.
Co-Chair Rob Werner has served as a City Councilor in Concord, NH since his election in 2006 and chairs the Energy and Environment Advisory Committee. In addition to serving the city of Concord, Rob also serves as the New Hampshire State Director for the League of Conservation Voters, a national advocacy organization that works to turn environmental values into national, state, and local priorities. Rob formerly served as the National Field Director of Americans for Campaign Reform. A public policy analyst and advocate, Rob has organized successful advocacy and legislative campaigns for the American Heart Association, Smoke-Free NH Alliance, and the American Cancer Society. Active in the Greater Concord, NH Chamber of Commerce, Rob serves on both the State and the Local Government Affairs Committees. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Franklin Pierce University.
Treasurer Steve Rand is a native of Plymouth NH and the partially-retired owner of his 110 year-old family hardware business. He is a 1966 graduate of Colby College, served as an Quartermaster Army Officer, then completed his education at BU before returning to Plymouth in the early 70s to join the family business. Since then he has been involved in family, business, church, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, town boards, and many civic organizations. In 2012 his political awareness was sparked by Larry Lessig and the NH Rebellion’s focus on campaign finance reform and the corruption of money in politics. In 2015-16, he was a local volunteer leader for the Bernie Sanders Campaign. Frustrated with the national result, he ran for NH State Rep and served one term in the House, working actively on Campaign finance, redistricting and ranked choice voting bills
Secretary Bob Perry is retired Court Reporter for NH Superior Court; member of the Board of Trustees at the Rochester Opera House. As a state Representative, Bob served on the House Election Law Committee and the Citizen-Funded Election Task Force. Bob also serves as Secretary on the Board of Coalition for Open Democracy. He currently resides in Strafford, NH.
Peg Fargo is a retired educator, Vice President of the League of Women Voters of NH; serves on the Board of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and teaches history courses. Peg lives in Bow, NH and also serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Coalition for Open Democracy.
Don Jorgensen is retired businessman who has consulted to companies in the United States and abroad on issues of operations, leadership development, cost analysis and budgeting; currently Chair of the Manchester Boston Regional Airport Authority and Treasurer of the Board of Coalition for Open Democracy.