North Country Incumbents Hold Their Own

Nov 5, 2014

Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

In the North County incumbents  kept their offices, according to unofficial results from the Associated Press.

Sen. Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat from Dalton was re-elected, beating challenger Mark Evans, a Republican from Berlin. Woodburn had 9,056 votes to Evans’ 5,741 with 80 percent of the precincts reporting.

In the race for Executive Council incumbent Republican Joseph Kenney was re-elected with 42,838 votes over Democrat Michael Cryans with 41,297 and 84 percent of the precincts reporting.

In other races:

* Coos District 1 – Incumbent Republican Larry Rappaport and newcomer John Fothergill, also a Republican, were unchallenged for the two seats.

* Coos District 2 - Incumbent Democrat Wayne Moynihan beat Republican challenger Leif Becker. Moynihan received 759 votes to Becker's 700 with all the precincts reporting.

* Coos District 3 – In a race for three seats, incumbent Democrats Robert Theberge and Yvonne Thomas were re-elected along with Democrat Alethea Froburg. Theberge had 1,989 votes; Thomas 1,799; Froburg 1,691 and Republican Eric Catman 826 with all the precincts reporting.

* Coos District 4 – Incumbent Republican Herb Richardson beat Democratic challenger Troy Merner. Richardson had 620 votes compared to Merner’s 387 with all the precincts reporting.

* Coos District 5 –  Republican John Tholl beat Democrat Arthur Hammon. Tholl had 714 votes to Hammon’s 658, with 75 percent of the precincts reporting.

* Coos District 6 – Incumbent Democrat William Hatch was re-elected in an uncontested race.

* Coos District 7 – Incumbent Republican Leon Rideout was re-elected in an uncontested race.

* Grafton District 1 – With two seats available, Democrat incumbent Linda Massimilla won re-election and will be joined by Republican newcomer Erin Hennessey, who also received the most votes. Massimilla had 1,330 votes; Hennessey 1,483; Republican Kevin Hastings 1,307 and Democrat Donna Devlin 1,285.

* Grafton District 2 – Incumbent Democrat Rebecca Brown was re-elected with 967 votes over Republican Peter Nightingale with 696 and eighty percent of the precincts reporting.

* Grafton District 3 – Incumbent Democrat Susan Ford was re-elected with 906 votes over Republican challenger Greg Sorg with 821 votes and eighty-six percent of the precincts reporting.

* Grafton District 4 – Incumbent Republican Rick Ladd was re-elected in an uncontested race.

* Grafton District 5 – Incumbent Republican Edmond Gionet was re-elected in an uncontested race.

* Grafton District 14 – Incumbent Republican Brad Bailey won re-election with 2,807 votes over Democrat Douglas Grant with 1,730 and 86 percent of the precincts reporting.

For updated totals go here.

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