Two Town Clerk Candidates Look for Voter Support March 12

There will be two names on this year’s local election ballot for the position of Town Clerk.
The current clerk, Sherry Farrell, will be trying to hold onto her position, while resident, Amanda Longo, will try to be elected for the first time in the Town Election on March 12.
We asked each candidate to answer the question: Why are you the best choice for voters?
The following is their answer to the question.

Sherry Farrell – Incumbent

My name is Sherry Farrell and I love Londonderry! I was honored to be elected your Town Clerk in 2014 and have loved being your Clerk every day since. Our Town Clerk/Tax Collector Office is open and available to residents Monday through Friday. In 2016, I was asked to be the Department Head and run the office full-time. I love interacting with residents every day. As someone who grew up in Londonderry and raised my family here, I am honored to serve my community.
Through the years, I have worked to advocate for Londonderry statewide. I have been a member of the New Hampshire City and Town Clerks Board for 7 years.
As Town Clerk, I am responsible for ensuring that our elections are fair and transparent. I work with state officials to certify that all election requirements are met. In Londonderry, our polling place is one of the largest in the state. I am very proud of the work our team has done to make voting as efficient as possible. Experience matters and our team has worked hard to earn your trust.
Our office is also responsible for car registrations, dog registrations, and vital records. In 2014, I became a Justice of the Peace and the first Londonderry Town Clerk in over 20 years to perform a marriage ceremony in town. We offer the opportunity to get married at Town Hall and charge a fee for the service which goes to the town to help offset the operating budget. This has brought in thousands of extra dollars for the town.
I am also responsible for keeping all town records and swearing in first responders, elected officials, and appointed officials. Recently, I had the privilege of swearing in our new Fire Chief, Bo Butler, with his family by his side.
In 2018 and 2023, I was honored with the Loyalty Award from the VFW.
A few fun facts about me: 1. I taught at Londonderry High School for seven years and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019. 2. I have been on the Senior Resource Committee since 2010. 3. My ancestors, the Morrisons, were some of the first settlers of Londonderry in 1722. 4. My mom, Pearl, was Mr. Steer’s first employee.
I love Londonderry and it is an honor to be your Town Clerk. Please VOTE FOR SHERRY on March 12th!

Amanda Longo

My name is Amanda Longo, and I would love nothing more than to serve as your Town Clerk.
For the past decade, my family and I have called Londonderry our home, and each day has been filled with gratitude for the warmth and support of our friends and neighbors. As my husband transitioned from his military service, we chose Londonderry because of its unparalleled sense of community. And now, I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to the place that has given us so much.
The role of Town Clerk is not about partisanship; it’s about being a steadfast guardian of our records and ensuring the integrity of our elections. It’s about being a reliable resource for every member of our community, from residents to businesses to elected officials. I run for this position not as a seasoned politician, but as a passionate member of this community.
Town Clerk is an elected position – not because the role is intended for an expert – but rather intended for a member of the community to serve. I am driven to serve something beyond myself and for my impact to reach far and wide. My experience as a Human Resource Consultant for small businesses has honed my skills in organization, multitasking, and above all, service to others. I am detail oriented, resourceful, and organized. I understand the importance of prioritization and adaptability. I also worked in the Town offices for several years processing payroll, and in that time, I had the opportunity to witness the dedication and hard work it takes to be a Town Clerk.
I do promise to approach this role with humility, openness, and an unwavering commitment to service. I believe that true leadership is not about having all the solutions, but about having the heart to listen, learn, and adapt in order to act in the best interests of our community. The New Hampshire Municipal Association puts it best when they say, the Town Clerk is the “information booth” addressing concerns and answering a variety of questions. I want to be that resource for our community.
So, I humbly ask for your support, not just for me, but for the vision of a town where every voice is heard, every question is answered, and every citizen is valued. Please vote at our election on March 12th from 6AM to 8PM held at the Londonderry High School Gymnasium.

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