Midterm election 2018 campaign news for September 14

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With the primary behind us, here is the line-up for the general election on Tuesday, November 6. We will bring you weekly news about the ongoing campaigns as they become available.

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES: Please send your campaign news and updates to @laurararonson on Twitter. The deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Congressional District 1

  • Dan Belforti (L) was unchallenged in the primary.
  • Eddie Edwards (R)  won with 48.05% of the vote, followed by Andy Sanborn at 41.62%, a difference of 3,000 votes. He addressed the Republican Party at its Unity Breakfast in Bedford on September 13.
  • Chris Pappas (D) won with 42.24%  percent of the vote. The closest challengers were Maura Sullivan at 30.36% , and Rep. Mindi Messmer at 9.65%.  He addressed the Democratic Party at its Unity Breakfast in Manchester on September 13.

Governor

  • Jilletta Jarvis (L) won with 53.87% of the votes, while Aaron Day took 46.13%.
  • Molly Kelly (D) won with 65.70%, while Steve Marchand took 34.30%. Marchand has given Kelly his full support. On Thursday, September 12, she visited the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester. She repeated her campaign message that Governor Chris Sununu “works for special interests, not everyday Granite Staters.”
  • Chris Sununu (R), the incumbent, was unchallenged in the primary. He addressed the Republican Party at its Unity Breakfast in Bedford on September 13. He said the party has “huge momentum” but pointed out that high turnout in the primary election showed the need for Republicans to pursue votes from outside the party’s core, including from Democrats.
  • On Thursday, September 13, legislators narrowly voted to override Sununu’s veto of a bill subsidizing biomass plants, by 226 to 113, the minimum needed for an override. But lawmakers fell short of overturning another energy veto for a bill that would have subsidized net metering by 217 to 128, about 14 votes short of the necessary margin. The Senate failed to override his death penalty repeal veto.

Executive Council District 4

  • Gray Chynoweth (D) won with 55.94% of the votes, while Garth Corriveau took 44.06%. Corriveau gave Chynoweth his support.
  • Ted Gatsas (R) won with 66.51% of the votes, while Jane Cormier took 33.49%.
  • Richard Tomasso (L) was chair of the Libertarian Party of NH from 2011-2016.

State Senate District 16

State Senate District 18

  • Donna Soucy (D-18) was unchallenged in the primary. There is  no Republican candidate.

State Senate District 20

 Representative Hillsborough District 8 / Ward 1

Ward 1 is in the North End, bounded by the Merrimack River and the Hooksett town line, and on the south by Webster Street and Smyth Road. The polling place is Webster School Auditorium.

  • Andrew Fromuth (R)
  • Jeff Goley (D) is an incumbent.
  • Diane Langley (D)

 Representative Hillsborough District 9 / Ward 2

Ward 2 is in the North End, bounded by Union Street east to the Hooksett town line, and Webster Street and Smyth Road south to Pearl and Wellington Streets. The polling place is Hillside Middle School. The polling place is Hillside Middle School.

Representative Hillsborough District 10 / Ward 3

Ward 3 is in the North End, from West Clarke and Webster Streets south to Queen City Avenue, and from the Merrimack River to Union Street. The polling place is Carol M. Rines Center.

  • Nicholos M. Goroff (L)
  • Daniel Heck (R)  was endorsed by NH Liberty Alliance.
  • Jean Leniol Jeudy (D)
  • Pat Long (D) is an incumbent.
  • Holly Beene Seal (R) was endorsed by NH Liberty Alliance.

Representative Hillsborough District 11 / Ward 4

Ward 4 is east of Union Street to Eastern Avenue and I-93, and from Pearl St. and Wellington Rd. south to Merrimack and Hanover Streets. The polling place is McDonough School.

  • Donald Bouchard (D)
  • Mathieu Jean (R)
  • Nicole Klein (D)
  • Mikey Leviss (R) was endorsed by NH Liberty Alliance.

Representative Hillsborough District 12 / Ward 5

Ward 5 is east of Union Street and is bounded on the north by Merrimack and Hanover Streets, and on the south by Valley Street and Oakland Avenue. The polling place is Beech Street School.

Representative Hillsborough District 13 / Ward 6

Ward 6 is bounded by Wellington Road south to the Auburn town line, and by I-93 west to the Auburn line, plus some streets from Hanover Street to Cohas Ave. The polling place is Henry J . McLaughlin Middle School.

  • Kathy J. Desjardin (D)
  • Larry G. Gagne (R) is an incumbent.
  • Peter J. Macone (D)
  • Kirk D. McConville (R)

Representative Hillsborough District 14 / Ward 7

Ward 7 is bounded by Valley St. and Oakland Ave. south to Shasta St., Vinton St., Cilley Rd., and Island Pond Rd., and from Union St. east to Cushing Ave., Normand St., Renard St., and Benjamin St. The polling place is St. Anthony Community Center.

Representative Hillsborough District 15 / Ward 8

Ward 8 is bounded by Doris St., Vinton St., Cilley Rd. and Cohas Ave. south to the Londonderry town line, and from the Merrimack River east to I-93. The polling place is Memorial High School.

Representative Hillsborough District 16 / Ward 9

Ward 9 is from Queen City Ave. and Cilley Rd. south to Winston and Kenberma Streets, and from the Merrimack River west to South Hall and South Willow Streets. The polling place is Bishop Leo E. O’Neil Youth Center.

Representative Hillsborough District 17 / Ward 10

Ward 10 is on the West Side from Granite Street and the Piscataqua River to the Bedford Town Line. The polling place is Parker-Varney School.

Representative Hillsborough District 18 / Ward 11

Ward 11 is on the West Side from Coolidge, Mason, and Bremer Streets to Conant and Douglas Streets. The polling place is Gossler School.

Representative Hillsborough District 19 / Ward 12

Ward 12 is on the West Side from the Hooksett town line to Coolidge, Mason, and Upland Streets. The polling place is Northwest Elementary School.

Representative Hillsborough District 42 / Floterial for Wards 1, 2, and 3

District 42 is a floterial district that includes Ward 1Ward 2, and Ward 3. The 2 floterial representatives are in addition to the 2 reps per ward, bringing the combined total to 8.  The polling places are Webster School Auditorium, Hillside Middle School, and Carol M. Rines Center.

Representative Hillsborough District 43 / Floterial for Wards 4, 5, and 6

District 43 is a floterial district that includes Ward 4Ward 5, and Ward 6  The 2 floterial representatives are in addition to the 2 reps per ward, bringing the combined total to 8.  The polling places are McDonough School, Beech Street School, and Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School.

Representative Hillsborough District 44 / Floterial for Wards  8 and 9 and Litchfield

District 44 is a floterial district that includes Ward 8, Ward 9, and Litchfield. The 2 floterial representatives are in addition to the 2 reps per ward, bringing the combined total to 6. The Manchester polling places are Memorial High School and Bishop Leo E. O’Neil Youth Center.

Representative Hillsborough District 45 / Floterial for Wards  10, 11, and 12

Hillsborough County Sheriff

  • Bill Barry (D) is an Alderman.
  • James A. Hardy (R)

Hillsborough County Attorney

  • Michael Conlon (D)
  • Dennis Hogan (R)

Hillsborough County Treasurer

  • William Bryk (D)
  • David G. Fredette (R)

Hillsborough County Register of Deeds

Hillsborough County Register of Probate

Hillsborough County Commissioner District 1


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NH DOT rules on placement of political signs

  • The law prohibits placement of political signs on the interstate highways, including the entrance and exit ramps.
  • The law prohibits placement of political signs on or affixed to utility poles or highway signs.
  • Signs that create a traffic hazard or obstruct the safe flow of traffic will be removed. Please do not post signs on delineator posts or bridges, as the removal is costly.
  • Signs will be removed to perform maintenance. This is prime mowing season, so it is best not to place signs in an area with long grass that is likely to be mowed in the near future.
  • Placement of signs on private property requires permission from the landowner.
  • Signs on private property that obstruct traffic signs or signals, or restrict a motorist’s field of view at an intersection, will be removed as a traffic hazard. (RSA 236:1, 236:73)
  • Candidates are required tor emove all political signs by the second Friday following the election, unless the election is a primary and the advertising concerns a winning candidate.
  • In the event the Department needs to remove political signs for safety or maintenance, the signs will be held at the local patrol headquarters until one week after the election and then discarded. (RSA 664:17)

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