The First Amendment Committee plans the First Amendment Awards. Members listed as judges also choose the award recipient, based on public nominations.

First Amendment judges are: Rod Doherty, former executive editor of Foster’s Daily Democrat;  Retired N.H. Supreme Court Justice Richard Galway; Attorney Gregory Sullivan of Malloy & Sullivan, LPC.; and previous First Amendment recipient Mary DeWinkeleer. 

Sylvio Dupuis
Former Mayor – Manchester, NH

Rod Doherty*
Former executive editor of Foster’s Daily Democrat;

Attorney Gregory Sullivan of Malloy & Sullivan, LPC*

The Honorable Richard Galway*
Retired N.H. Supreme Court Justice

John Howe
The Citizen – 2006 Recipient

Mary Lukas DeWinkleleer*
Previous First Amendment Winner – 2008 Recipient

Brendan McQuaid
Union Leader Corp.

Joseph W. McQuaid
President and Publisher, Union Leader Corp.

Katie McQuaid Cote
Primary Bank

Dianne Mercier
People’s United Bank

Jim Merrill
The Bernstein Shur Group

Cathleen A. Schmidt
McLane Middleton

Judi Window
Morgan Franklin Fellowship Foundation

Gregory V. Sullivan, Esq.*
Malloy & Sullivan, LPC

*First Amendment Judges

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Laura Simoes