Although she holds the title of president of the Somersworth Festival Association, Saturday afternoon in the halls of Somersworth High School, Lindsey Gagnon looked more like a traffic cop. From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. more than 500 people entered the main doorway looking for directions to either the gymnasium or the cafetorium, and Gagnon was there to point them in the right direction.
While some precincts have yet to report their election results, GOP incumbents Jeb Bradley, John Reagan, and Nancy Stiles seem to have defeated their Democrat challengers to keep their seats. Available results are as follows: District 3 - Brookfield, Wakefield, Wolfeboro, Middleton and Milton With 20 of 21 precincts reporting or 95 percent of results known, incumbent Republican Jeb Bradley seems to have defeated Democratic challenger John White for the District 3 state Senate seat.
Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., retained her seat Tuesday after competing against Republican state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem, Tuesday night. According to The Associated Press, Kuster, 58, of Hopkinton, was re-elected Tuesday for a second term in Congressional District 2, which includes the local community of Northwood.
Republican candidate Robert Burns is again challenging Christopher Pappas, a Democrat, who won the District 4 Executive Council seat two years ago. District 4 includes the local towns of Barrington, Lee, and Northwood.
Your name: Christopher Pappas Age on election day: 34 Political party : Democratic Number of years living in the district you seek to represent: 34 Family: Single Education: B.A. in Government, Harvard University Current occupation/employer: Co-Owner, Puritan Backroom Restaurant Volunteer history: Treasurer, Manchester Historic Association; Trustee, Elliot Hospital Pearl Manor Fund; Past Board Member, Southern NH Services Please list all public offices to which you've been elected, when and where: State Representative from Manchester, 2002-2006; Hillsborough County Treasurer, 2006-2010; Executive Councilor, 2012-present Please list any unsuccessful runs for public office and when: Hillsborough County Treasurer, 2010 Key endorsements you've received: Governor John Lynch; 60 Registered Republicans for Pappas; National Federation of Independent Business; State Employees Association; ... (more)
The candidate's name: Marilinda Garcia Age on Election Day: 31 Political party : Republican Number of years living in the district you seek to represent: 26 years Family: Engaged – no children Education: Bachelors from Tufts University and New England Conservatory of Music, Masters from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Current occupation/employer: Music Teacher at Philip's Exeter Academy, VP Client Services at Axon Global Employment, military and volunteer history: Taught at Gordon College and St. Paul's School as an adjunct professor in music. Served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abuse and neglected children.