Kevin Cavanaugh

Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh has won the special election for New Hampshire's District 16 state Senate seat.

Cavanaugh defeated Republican David Boutin and Libertarian Jason Dubrow on Tuesday.

District 16 covers Bow, Dunbarton, Candia, Hooksett and parts of Manchester. The seat was left vacant by the death of Democrat Scott McGilvray in March.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

July tends to be a quiet month in New Hampshire’s political calendar. That’s why candidates in the special election for the District 16 New Hampshire Senate seat are doing their best to remind voters to get to the polls later this month.