Jeff Woodburn Announces Run for Gallus Senate Seat

June 20, 2012
Larry Gomes - Asst. Trailmaster, WMRR

Jeff Woodburn recently announced that he is running for State Senate to replace Senator John Gallus of Berlin.  Jeff is no stranger to our club.  He is a reporter for the Coos County Democrat and The Berlin Reporter.  He also maintains a news website called and in the past, he has covered many club events. 

Over the years I have gotten to know Jeff.  He is deep thinker and very passionate about helping people in the north country.  He has always been impressed by what the volunteers from the North Country snowmobile and ATV clubs have done to encourage recreation in Coos County and he has told me several times in the past that the legislature should be doing more to help encourage tourism and trail development.

A third generation resident, Jeff knows the North Country and he has a great background that has prepared him for a role in the Senate.   In prior positions, he represented Coos County in the State Legislature, taught in Coos County schools, served as Dalton town moderator and as a school district moderator.

Most important, he has owned several businesses and knows how difficult it is for small business entrepreneurs to succeed.  He believes in encouraging entrepreneurship which will create quality jobs, and fighting for a fair share of state services and state tax revenues for the North Country.

I am supporting Jeff in his quest for the Senate Seat and I hope you will consider supporting him too.  This fall he plans to visit with several clubs to introduce himself and listen to feedback.  I am sure you will see he is a great candidate and that he will be as supportive of North Country recreation as Senator Gallus has been.

For more info, please visit Jeff's website at


State Senate candidate Jeff Woodburn (left), of Dalton, paid his $10 state filing fee to put his name on the ballot with 1,000 pennies.
“It’s time for a change,” he said handing over his five-pound loot to Deputy Secretary of State Dave Scanlan,
“We need some common sense in Concord,” said Woodburn. Woodburn is running for the open State Senate in District 1,
the northern most district. He promised to be “a champion for rural values, culture and to ensure his region got the
respect and attention it deserves.” For more information, contact Jeff at 259-6878 or Courtesy photo.


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