Republican Yvonne Dean-Bailey defeated Democrat Maureen Mann yesterday in a special election for the state House of Representatives.
The seat is in Rockingham District 32, which represents Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham.
Dean-Bailey will fill the seat left vacant by Republican Brian Dobson. He resigned to become director of veterans affairs for Congressman Frank Guinta.
Both Dean-Bailey and Mann, a former state representative, received support from potential presidential candidates in the weeks leading up to the election.