County Commissioners oversee the county government, property, and real estate including the county jail and nursing home. County Commissioners are also responsible for overseeing the County's budget which is currently totals a little over $100 million.
One commissioner is elected from each of the three districts. The length of the terms rotates so that only two commissioners are up for reelection each cycle.
Democratic Tara Reardon is the
Merrimack County Commissioner in
District 1 (Boscawen, Concord, Webster)
Democrat Kathleen Donnelly is Merrimack County Treasurer
The County Treasurer is the the signatory on the county’s financial accounts. Part of the business office, the County Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the collection of county property taxes from cities and towns as well as the county's financial accounts and investments.
Democratic David Croft is the Merrimack County Sheriff.
The Sheriff is the chief uniformed law enforcement officers in the county. The Sheriff's department provides court security, prisoner transport, dispatch services for smaller towns, serves warrants and civil papers, and work to find fugitives from justice.
The Merrimack County Sheriff oversees a combined total of about 70 full-time, part-time, and per diem employees.
Democratic Susan Cragin is the Merrimack County Register of Deeds.
The Register of Deed maintains property-related records for the county including deeds, mortgages, liens, condo by-laws, and plans of surveyed and/or subdivided land.
Jane Bradstreet is the Merrimack County Register of Probate.
As of 2011 the probate court handles things like estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions and name changes. The Register of Probate’s official responsibility currently is to preserve documents that have the potential for historical significance.