Midterm election 2018 campaign news for September 28

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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.

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Congressional District 1

  • Dan Belforti (L) was unchallenged in the primary.
  • Eddie Edwards (R)  will hold a Grand Re-Opening party for the campaign’s expanded office space at 540 Chestnut St., Manchester, on September 29 at 10 a.m. He addressed Saint Anselm College Republicans on September 27. The Tea Party Express praised Edwards for beating state Sen. Andy Sanborn of Bedford for the nomination.
  • Chris Pappas (D) was endorsed by the New Hampshire AFL-CIO. He received the renewed support of the New Hampshire Troopers Association and the Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association, which endorsed him in the primary, as well as Londonderry police veteran of 16 years and former New Hampshire Police Association President Patrick Cheetham. He will appear at a Manchester fundraiser on October 1 from 6-8 p.m.  RSVP.  NextGen NH launched a “voter guide” digital ad for social media supporting Pappas.
  • Pappas will take part in these forums: NHPR in early October, AARP in mid-October, Manchester Chamber of Commerce in late October, WMUR debate in late October, Mount Washington Valley Economic Council (no date yet).

Governor

  • Jilletta Jarvis (L) was on the Keith Hanson Show about being excluded from WMUR’s November 1 gubernatorial debate.
  • Molly Kelly (D) was endorsed by the New Hampshire AFL-CIO, SEA/SEIU Local 1984 and by End Citizens United, citing her commitment to getting dark money out of politics. She delivered an energy speech at the New Hampshire Energy Summit in Concord on September 24. She said she believed the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in the Senate hearing about Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court.
  • Chris Sununu (R) was endorsed by the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire. He continued his support for  Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court.

Executive Council District 4

  • Gray Chynoweth (D) was endorsed by the New Hampshire AFL-CIO. Mayor Joyce Craig and Garth Corriveau headlined a fund-raiser for Chynoweth at the Manchester law offices of former party chairman George Bruno on September 27. He was endorsed by Mark Prestipino, CEO of Envista. He made a direct appeal for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.
  • Ted Gatsas (R) stopped by the Bedford Old Towne Day and the Bedford Republican Committee booth on September 22.
  • Richard Tomasso (L) – No news this week.

State Senate District 16

State Senate District 18

  • Donna Soucy (D-18) was cited as a State Senator who lead the successful passage of establishing domestic violence as a specific crime.

State Senate District 20

  • Lou D’Allesandro (D-20 ) spoke to Ironworkers about Right to Work legislation.
  • Carla Gericke (R-20) became a “fusion candidate” and will appear on  both the Republican and Libertarian ballots. She was endorsed by Alderman Joe Kelly Levasseur.

 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) was endorsed by State Employees Association Local 1984.

 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.

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.

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.

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.

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) is an incumbent.

Hillsborough County Attorney

  • Michael Conlon (D)
  • Dennis Hogan (R) is an incumbent.

Hillsborough County Treasurer

  • William Bryk (D)
  • David G. Fredette (R) is an incumbent.

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)