Roger Wood To Moderate Seacoast Board of Realtors’ Senate Forum

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U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, left, and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, right, will both participate Oct. 24.

PORTSMOUTH—The Seacoast Board of REALTORS will host a U.S. Senate Forum Breakfast Meeting on Oct. 24 at the Atlantic Grill in Rye.

Roger Wood

Roger Wood

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) and challenger Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) have agreed to participate.

Sen. Ayotte, a former state Attorney General, seeks re-election to a second term in Washington. Gov. Hassan is finishing a second term in the Corner Office. She is a former three-term state senator from District 23.

Moderator Roger Wood has been a veteran freelance reporter for NHPR and a former newsman with WOKQ.  Wood is currently the associate publisher of, a nonprofit multimedia Internet-based website published by the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism. He also produces podcasts for the site, which was founded by veteran investigative reporter Nancy West.

Under the forum format, the candidates will not share the stage. Instead, each will have 25 minutes to answer questions submitted through Roger Wood. The breakfast meeting begins at 8 a.m. with the Forum starting at 8:45. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained by contacting Barbara Lemieux at the Seacoast Board of REALTORS at or 433-9990. Pre-registration is strongly suggested as seating is limited.

The event is being underwritten by Blue Water Mortgage Co. Other sponsors include Cornerstone Title, Fireside Home Inspections, Housemasters Home Inspections, Edward Jones Investments, Phoenix Title, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Proulx Oil and Propane, Red Door Title, RE/MAX Shoreline, Signature Title, LLC and Tobey and Merrill Insurance.

The Seacoast Board is the professional organization that represents more than 800 local REALTORS.


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