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Havenstein BLC Petition 6/2014

Havenstein BLC Petition 6/2014

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein filed this petition with the Ballot Law Commission, aimed at clearing up questions related to his New Hampshire residency.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein filed this petition with the Ballot Law Commission, aimed at clearing up questions related to his New Hampshire residency.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BALLOT LAW COMMISSION
Petition of Walter P. Havenstein
BLC
VERIFIED PETITION
Pursuant to RSA 665:7, the petitioner, Walter P. Havenstein, respectfully requests a ruling from the Ballot Law Commission ( BLC ) that he meets the seven-year inhabitant requirement set forth in Part II, Article 42 of the New Hampshire Constitution and RSA 655:5 to be eligible to run for and hold the office of Governor of the State of New Hampshire. In support thereof, Mr. Havenstein states as follows.
INTRODUCTION
1.
On June 11, 2014, Mr. Havenstein tiled as a candidate for the office of Governor of the State of New Hampshire with the New Hampshire Secretary of State's Office.
2.
A dispute exists between Mr. Havenstein and certain individuals and entities that have publicly and erroneously suggested that Mr. Havenstein does not meet the seven-year inhabitant requirement to hold the office of Governor of the State of New Hampshire. These individuals and entities include the New Hampshire Democratic Party and current National Democratic Committeewoman Kathleen N. Sullivan.
3.
These meritless and irresponsible allegations are intended to negatively impact Mr. Havenstein and his campaign and are designed primarily to mislead members of the public about Mr. Havenstein and his candidacy for governor.
4.
Mr. Havenstein therefore requests a ruling from the BLC that he meets the seven-year residency requirement to hold the office of Governor of the State of New Hampshire.
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Such a ruling will benefit Mr. Havenstein, his campaign, his supporters and contributors, and members of the public at large by confirming that Mr. Havenstein is and will be a valid candidate for the office of Governor throughout the 2014 election cycle and beyond.
JURISDICTION 6.
The BLC has jurisdiction to issue a ruling pursuant to RSA 665:7 because Mr. Havenstein filed as a candidate for the office of Governor of the State of New Hampshire on June 11, 2014 with the New Hampshire Secretary of State's Office and a dispute exists over whether his declaration of candidacy conforms with the law.
PARTIES 7.
Walter P. Havenstein, 112 Dewitt Drive, Alton, New Hampshire, 03809, candidate for Governor of the State of New Hampshire.
POTENTIALLY INTERESTED PARTIES
8.
The New Hampshire Democratic Party, 105 N. State Street, Concord, NH 03301.
9.
Kathleen N. Sullivan, Esq., Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, PLLC, 95 Market Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
10.
Governor Margaret Hassan, Office of the Governor, State House, 107 North Main Street. Concord, NH 03301.
11.
Hemingway for Governor, 1850 Elm St. Manchester, NH 03104.
FACTS
12.
Mr. Havenstein and his wife, Judy, purchased a home in and moved to Bedford, New Hampshire in 1999 when Mr. Havenstein became executive vice president of Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company, in Nashua, New Hampshire. Mr. and Mrs. Havenstein have one
 
son, who lived with his family in New Hampshire from 2001 to 2013 until he and his family moved to Texas.
13.
In 2000, BAE Systems North America acquired Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company. Mr. Havenstein continued working for BAE Systems North America and served as president of BAE Systems Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems (`BAE Systems IEWS
-
. Mr.
Havenstein continued to perform the functions of these positions from Nashua, New Hampshire.
14.
While Mr. Havenstein lived in Bedford, New Hampshire, he paid property taxes
there. He tiled his federal income taxes from Bedford, New Hampshire. He had his car
registered in New Hampshire and maintained a New Hampshire driver's license. He was also registered to vote, and did vote, in Bedford, New Hampshire, and nowhere else.
15.
While Mr. Havenstein lived in Bedford, New Hampshire, his wife, Judy, served
as: the Town Chair ofJohn S. McCain III's 2000 Campaign for President of the United States; a
delegate to the Hillsborough County Republican Committee; a New Hampshire delegate to the National GOP Convention in New York City in 2000; and Vice-Chair of the Bedford Republican Committee.
16.
In 2003, Mr. Havenstein and his wife purchased property in Alton, New Hampshire and had a home built on it. In May 2004, after construction was complete, Mr. Havenstein and his wife moved into their new home in Alton, New Hampshire. where they planned to live for the rest of their lives.
17.
Mr. Havenstein subsequently registered to vote in Alton. New Hampshire, and has remained registered to vote in Alton, New Hampshire and nowhere else to the present day.
18.
From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Havenstein was promoted to executive vice president of BAE Systems North America. Mr. Havenstein performed the functions of this position from
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