Steve Duprey Jim Demers
Join us to hear from two political insiders for this take on the upcoming 2018 Mid-Term Elections. Both Steve and Jim will share their insights into where they see things headed and how the results will affect the political landscape moving forward.
Master of Arts in Public Policy
With the 2018 Mid-Term elections quickly approaching and many political analysts predicting this to be a referendum on the current state of affairs, the event will focus on where the country is headed. Discussions of the issues, personalities, ideas, and tipping points will help you to understand what it all means. Jim and Steve will share their many years of insight into the process and why this year is so important for both sides of the aisle.
About the Speakers
Stephen Duprey is a native of New Hampshire. He graduated from New College in Sarasota, Fla. in 1974 with a BA in Public Policy and from Cornell University Law School in 1978 with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Duprey practiced law at the Concord New Hampshire firm of Sulloway, Hollis & Soden. In 1987 he began full time employment with his own companies developing and managing real estate throughout New Hampshire.
Duprey was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives at age 19 in 1972 and served two terms. He served as Finance Chair and as Chairman of the Republican State Committee (the longest serving Chairman in the history of the party, from 1993-2001). Duprey also served as Finance Chair to Senator Kelly Ayotte and as a member of the McCain for Senate Finance Committee. He has served as Campaign Chair or Finance Chair for Gregg for Senate, Bob Smith for Senate, Merrill for Governor, Benson for Governor as well as for various House campaigns. He served on the Board of Directors of McCain for President in 2006 and 2007 and traveled full time as a senior advisor to John McCain from 2007 through 2008.
Duprey has been active in local and state community service in New Hampshire, serving on numerous boards and committees. He is married to Susan Vercillo Duprey, a prominent attorney in Manchester New Hampshire. Susan Duprey has been active in numerous political campaigns including co-chairing the President George Bush re-election effort in New Hampshire in 2004. In 2011 and 2012 she served as Chief of Staff to Ann Romney. Steve and Susan have three sons Thad, Sam and Luke.
James M. Demers serves as President & CEO of Demers, Blaisdell & Prasol Inc., a Concord based government affairs firm. Mr. Demers is a former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives where he served three terms and as the Assistant Minority Whip. In 1986 he was the Democratic nominee for NH’s 1st Congressional District. He has over 40 years of experience in the legislative, regulatory and political fields. He has been a political commentator for numerous media outlets including ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News as well as NH news stations WMUR-TV, WBIN-TV and New England Cable News. He has been actively involved in advising presidential campaigns, serving as co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s NH campaigns in 2008 and 2012. He was an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s NH campaign in 2016. In 2012 he was one of NH’s four members of the electoral college casting his vote for President Obama. He was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate to serve on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which is the country’s development financial institution, where he continues to serve today in holdover status. He is a graduate of the University of Miami (FL) and he holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.