Midterm election 2018 campaign news for September 21

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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 Laura Aronson or @laurararonson on Twitter. The weekly deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Congressional District 1

  • Dan Belforti (L) was unchallenged in the primary.
  • Eddie Edwards (R)  announced the hiring of four new staff members including Isabelle Daigle, a senior at Saint Anselm College studying Politics and Campaign Management, Danielle Rieger of Derry, Alexander Jensen of Windham, and Beth Varney of Alton. “I strongly believe that in order to win in November, we must continue to take our message to all corners of NH-01. That will require the hard work of additional individuals who have the experience and dedication necessary to grow our team,” said Edwards. Edwards, Rep. Victoria Sullivan, and Rep. Lisa Freeman appeared on Manchester public television on September 16. He appeared at Glendi on September 15.
  • Chris Pappas (D) was endorsed by the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire. “With his years of public service hallmarked by a strong, pragmatic approach and years of producing solutions for Granite Staters, Chris knows what it takes to build stronger communities and fight for working families,” said Bill McQuillen, President of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire. He attended Glendi: “It felt great to come home and celebrate with my Greek-American family in Manchester. I even threw on an apron to serve up some food myself.”
  • Pappas will launch a canvass at the Coordinated Campaign Office, 167 Elm St., Manchester on Saturday at 10 AM, followed by an afternoon kickoff in Exeter.He will launch a canvass in Londonderry on September 22 at 10:00 AM. RSVP.

Governor

  • Jilletta Jarvis (L) won with 53.87 percent of the votes, while Aaron Day took 46.13 percent.
  • Molly Kelly (D) – On September 19, Kelly, “called for Chris Sununu to stand with New Hampshire women and withdraw his support of Judge Kavanaugh in light of the serious sexual assault allegations from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.” She was joined by a representative of Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund. Governor Sununu said “of course” he still supports Kavanaugh and questioned the validity of Dr. Ford’s accusation. On September 17, Kelly hosted a panel discussion with Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state to, “discuss the issue of paid family and medical leave and why working families in New Hampshire need this crucial program.”
  • Chris Sununu (R), the incumbent, appeared at Glendi on September 17, where he helped serve food. He appeared on WMUR Close Up on September 16.  He went to Derry Fest on September 15.

Executive Council District 4

  • Gray Chynoweth (D) was endorsed by Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC: “He understands how essential family planning funding and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England health centers are to fostering and promoting healthy New Hampshire communities. By contrast, throughout his career, Ted Gatsas has opposed Planned Parenthood and has actively worked to block people from receiving the health care they deserve, including opposing emergency contraception and HIV/AIDS prevention programs. New Hampshire can’t go back to Ted Gatsas’ vision of New Hampshire where basic health care is at risk.” He went to the meeting of the Bedford Democrats on September 17. He appeared at Glendi on September 14.
  • Ted Gatsas (R) No news this week.
  • Richard Tomasso (L) No news this week.

State Senate District 16

  • David Boutin (R-16) attended Hooksett Old Home Day on September 15.
  • Kevin Cavanaugh (D-16) canvassed in Hooksett with Congressman John K. Delaney (D-DE), and walked in the Hooksett Old Home Day Parade on September 15.

State Senate District 18

  • Donna Soucy (D-18) was unchallenged in the primary. There is  no Republican candidate. She will attend a reception on September 25 at 5:30 PM.

State Senate District 20

  • Lou D’Allesandro (D-20 ) attended the burial mass for Mr. Joe Capuchino on September 19. He attended the Moms Rising event supporting paid family leave on September 15.
  • Carla Gericke (R-20) became a “fusion candidate” and will appear on  both the Republican and Libertarian ballots.

 Representatives 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. Vote for two.

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

 Representatives 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. Vote for two.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

  • 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.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

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

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

  • Amanda Bouldin (D) is an incumbent.
  • Andrew Bouldin (D)
  • Lisa M. Freeman (R) – Eddie Edwards, candidate for Congress, Rep. Victoria Sullivan, and Rep. Lisa Freeman appeared on Manchester public television on September 16.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

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

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

  • Joshua Query (D)
  • Thomas M. Robert (R)
  • Barbara Shaw (D) is an incumbent and a city alderman.
  • Victoria Sullivan (R) Eddie Edwards, candidate for Congress, Rep. Victoria Sullivan, and Rep. Lisa Freeman appeared on Manchester public television on September 16.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

Representatives 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. Vote for two.

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

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 8. The polling places are Parker-Varney School, Gossler School, and Northwest Elementary School. Vote for two.

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)